The renewed concert garden “Pūt, vējiņi!” Will be opened in Liepaja with a solemn concert “Return” / Script

The renewed concert garden “Pūt, vējiņi!” Will be opened in Liepaja with a solemn concert “Return”

It has a special place in Liepaja – in the dunes by the sea. For everyone who was once in the concert garden “Blow, winds!”, It will evoke memories and feelings that continue to live in the city by the sea even today. Liepāja woman and the upcoming concert host Maija Kalniņa remembers the times when getting acquainted with the stage and behind-the-scenes life of musicians is just ahead: “My encounter with” Blow, Winds! ” “Liepājas dzintaru” (music festival – ed.) With stops. [..] It’s not just a place, it’s a way of thinking to some extent. “

Maija Kalniņa says that “Blow, winds!” – it is a certain sense of belonging, a whole world, without which the story of Liepāja and Latvia is inconceivable: “It is a pleasure and an honor to lead this concert, this return together with Siegfried Muktupāvels. , will meet everything that comes to mind when hearing Latvian music, rock music – here will be most of these artists. These are anthems, these are golden songs. “

Renovated concert garden “Blow, winds!”

Photo: Inga Ozola / Latvian Radio

The two-part concert was created with the participation of more than 100 musicians who are no stranger to the concert garden “Blow, winds!” the postulated ideas of freedom and the special feeling of Liepaja. Among them is the composer and pianist Uldis Marhilevičs, who talks about his first impressions in childhood, seeing “Blow, winds!” stage: “4th grade. In 1968, especially in 1969, I remember those first impressions, of course, they were the old” Blow, winds! “- red curtains like in houses of culture and theaters. It was such a magical moment, sitting in the hall and starting sound drums – you sow, you sow, curtains open and a blonde drummer appears in the group “Santa”, led by Zigmars Liepins. It opened the curtains “Blow, winds” as such, that’s how it started, and the memories are fantastic. “

Proverbs “Blow, winds!” The origins can be traced back to the end of the 19th century, various times and reconstructions took place, including destruction during World War II, until its discovery in 1964. Today, on May 27, 2022, when the concert of the renovated concert garden “Pūt, vējiņi” will take place, Liepaja residents will pay attention to another special place – the club “Kursa”, where the continuation of the opening concert event is expected. Musician Ivo Fomins shares his memories of a popular concert venue in Liepaja – the club “Kursa”: “” Kursa “was my home in my youth when I started my musical career. There I sang in the group” Neptune “. I think many Latvian singers have gone through this group “Neptune” I even worked there, the club belonged to the fishing collective farm “Bolshevik”. I remember that all the musicians were hired and earned a salary there. , where I have won honorable seats, I am glad that someone will finally resuscitate this club and everything will happen there again. “

Renovated concert garden “Blow, winds!”

Photo: Inga Ozola / Latvian Radio

Event in the club “Kursa” and the concert garden “Pūt, vējiņi!” the rebirth will not only be a view of the past, but also a view of the future. Concert garden manager Irita Kalēja talks about the upcoming season and future plans. The summer program is very crowded.

“All spring we have walked around an empty stage, with an empty parterre area without chairs, a strange feeling – how and what will happen. “We have all been really looking forward to it. Summer is planned, all Fridays and Saturdays, and some working days are busy with concerts,” explains Blacksmith.

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Although before the upcoming opening concert sounded reproaches for the technical solutions of the concert stage “Pūt, vējiņi”, all negations are now set aside, the searchlights are on and the music is playing. Uldis Marhilevičs admits: “Now the second day on stage, my heart is starting to calm down, the main thing is the spirit of Liepaja music.”

The concert performance will be performed on May 27 at 20.00. Composer, pianist and Latvian favorite musician Uldis Marhilēvičs, producer and director Viktors Runtulis, multimedia artist Artis Dzērve, sound director Normunds Slava and event organizer, producer, singer and poet Maija Kalni will unite in creating a significant musical event.

The opening ceremony of the concert will continue from 22.00 in the popular club “Kursa” (Zvejnieku aleja 11). During the evening, Uldis Marhilevičs, Zigfrīds Muktupāvels, Ainars Virga, “The Hobos” & Ralfs Eilands, “Carnival Youth” and a number of other musicians will take the stage, as well as vinyl masters – DJ Roberts Gobziņš and DJ Eduards Švāns.

For those who will not be able to be present in the concert garden “Blow, winds!” at the opening concert, there will be an opportunity to enjoy it on the TV screen – on June 4 at 21.05 LTV1.

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