Atvars Lakstīgala, the conductor of the sparkling New Year’s concert program, had created it as an assortment of classical music. “This program is special in that the music it plays will be known to all listeners. I don’t think Johann Strauss’s “Blue Danube”, Vitorio Monti’s “Chardash” and other popular compositions require comments, “the conductor said before the concert.
Luxurious musical themes from the popular operetta “Bat” by King Johann Strauss, the most famous Barcarol from Jacques Offenbach’s “Herman’s Stories” ever written, Leo Delība’s unforgettable “Flower Duet” from the opera “Lakèma”, The popular excerpt of Lloyd Weber’s Requiem “Pie Jesu” and other bright hits of classical music were performed by soprano Ilze Grevele-Skaraine and mezzo-soprano Ieva Parša, as well as the young singer Marisa Lakstīgala and the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra.
Violinist Paula Schumane gave a special spark to the concert, in whose virtuoso performance the audience enjoyed both Vitorio Monti’s famous “Chardasha” and Pablo de Sarasate’s fiery “Gypsy Melodies”.