The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra Festival “LNSO Summer House 2021” will take place this weekend, from August 20 to 22, in Rēzekne, Latgale Embassy “Gors”. The festival will feature concerts for both small and large music lovers. The program – Raimonds Pauls and night butterflies, pianist Luks Genņu and Tchaikovsky’s iconic First Piano Concerto, a new work by experimenter Matīss Čudars, as well as a tandem of Intars Busulis and the Latvian Radio Big Band, LNSO representatives informed.
“LNSO Summer House” is an LNSO summer festival with classical and non-academic programs. The idea of the festival is to move away from the capital closer to the listeners of other Latvian concert halls. The festival has previously entertained spectators in both Cēsis and Ventspils, but in the seventh year it returns to Rēzekne, where the festival has previously taken place twice.
This year, we have prepared a diverse program of the festival, rich in musical surprises, for the visitors of the LNSO Summer House. We are glad that we can work with such beloved artists in Latvia as Raimonds Pauls, Intars Busulis and Matīss Čudars! We are also very happy to meet you again with Luku Genņu and Latvian Radio Big Band! As usual – we have not forgotten about the youngest listeners. Events dedicated to children and young people up to the age of 12 will be attended without a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or test. On the other hand, visitors over 12 years of age can enter by passing a negative Covid-19 test. For young people aged 12 to 18, the test before entering the concerts will be provided free of charge, ”LNSO director Indra Lukina added to the festival.
On the first day of the festival, August 20, at 9 pm, the audience will be delighted by the jazz quintet “Dream Teller” program “Jazz Evening. Dreams, love and peace ”. The initiators of the quintet are singer Kristīne Liede and pianist, composer Edgars Cīrulis, and they have invited friends and like-minded people – guitarist Sven Wilson, bassist Jānis Rubiks and percussionist Rūdolfs Dankfelds. The quintet will offer listeners an unprecedented program.
On August 21 at 16.00 in the concert “LNSO and Tchaikovsky” in the Great Hall of Latgale Embassy “Gors” LNSO in cooperation with musicians of Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra and Estonian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andris Poga will perform Peter Tchaikovsky’s fantasy-overture “Romeo and Juliet”. Tchaikovsky’s popular First Piano Concerto with a solo by the world-renowned pianist Lukas Genens will also be performed.
On the same evening, August 21, at 7 pm, the LNSO will meet with the unbeatable and unique maestro Raimonds Pauls in the concert “LNSO and Raimonds Pauls”. The musical meeting will take place in the sounds of the miniature cycle “Night Butterflies”, which has been transformed from piano to solo orchestra by composer Jēkabs Jančevskis.
On August 22, at 5 pm, in the Great Hall of the Latgale Embassy “Gors”, under the direction of conductor Guntis Kuzma, we will be able to see the LNSO, the Latvian Radio Big Band and Intars Busulis on one stage. The program will feature the composition “Black, Brown and Beige” by the symphony giant Duke Elington, the jazz hits “Fly me to the moon” and “I am fool to want you”, as well as the songs “Holiday”, “Dance of Loneliness” by Kārlis Lāčs. “Everything is possible” and “Mist Morning” performed by Intars Busulis.
“In this concert, singer Intars Busulis will reveal himself to the audience from an unusual point of view. Since the program is designed in the style of symphony, I think that many of these compositions performed by Intara will be a pleasant surprise. The new work for guitar and orchestra “thick plans” created especially for the festival by guitarist and composer Matīss Čudars is especially intriguing in the concert, ”noted LNSO director Indra Lūkina.
As usual, the festival has not forgotten about younger visitors. On August 20, at 7 pm, the Rēzekne Chamber Orchestra (Jānis Ivanovs Rēzekne Music High School students and teachers together with LNSO musicians) will perform for the first time in the production of Andris Vecumnieks and Inese Zandere “A Tale about Musical Instruments. On August 21, there will be a musical performance for teenagers “Otello” by director Elmars Senkovs, designed to acquaint young people with the events of William Shakespeare’s famous play through the objects around us – everyday, everyday life or certain life situations. The author of the music of the performance is Ernests Mediņš. On August 22, the musical fairy tale “Kaķpēdiņu skola” will be performed, directed by Edgars Niklasons, based on Herbert Dorbe’s story “It happened on Kaķpēdiņi boulevard”.
Live concerts of several concerts will be available on the LSM portal.
Concerts “LNSO and Tchaikovsky”, as well as “LNSO and Raimonds Pauls” are events of the Latvian State Centennial Program. The master classes and concert “Fairy Tale about Musical Instruments” organized by the LNSO, as well as the concert “LNSO, Latvian Radio Big Bands and Intars Busulis” take place with the support of the SCCF target program “Nationally Significant Cultural Events”.
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