Amber Songs


Various Latvian folk songs selected by Valdis Muktupāvels will be performed at the concert titled „Amber Songs”. The main idea is to promote a new repertory of choir music based in search of Latvian identity, available and comprehensible worldwide at the same time. Choir „Kamēr…” led by Jānis Liepiņš and composers/music arrangers from various foreign countries will be the main project members including the following artists: Pēteris Plakidis, Evija Skuķe (Latvia), Kasia Glowicka (Poland), Franz Herzog (Austria), Ethan Sperry (USA), Param Vir (India), Vytautas Miškinis (Lithuania), Vladimir Martinov (Russia), Jan Sandstrom (Sweden), Xabier Sarasola (Spain), Gilad Hochman (Israel), Peeter Vahi (Estonia), Hasan Ucarsu (Turkey), Michael Ostrzyga (Germany), Hendrik Odegaard (Norway), Nicholas Lens (Belgium), Gabriel Jackson (United Kingdom).

Thematic division: Amber Vein

Begins : 14.03.2014 22:00

Ends: 15.03.2014 22:00


  • The Great Hall, University of Latvia

Form of event:

  • Concert

Category of event:

  • Music

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

In ‘Amber Songs’ project, the quire ‘Kamēr…’ (geographically oriented by the original range of historic Amber Route states) plans to commission Latvian folk song settings to international group of composers attempting to test the strength of the national immaterial heritage set against the influence of other ethnics and mentalities, posing such questions as how is this possible influence manifested and does this reflect in music in any way?

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