Return to Ventspils I Ventspils Chamber orchestra & mixed choir “Ventspils” vaccinated, recovered
On Saturday 16 October 18.00 in the concert hall “Latvia” Ventspils Chamber orchestra, the mixed choir “Ventspils” and the solists under the leadership of conductor Aigars Meri will perform a special programme – a continuation of the concert cycle “Return to Ventspils” that has become a tradition.
The programme is dedicated to the anniversaries of two prominent composers – Bela Bartok and Astor Piazzolla. Meanwhile, Ģederts Ramans music has been chosen by Roberts Martinovskis for his “Return” performance.
In honour of the 140th anniversary of the Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, the first part of the concert will feature a piece titled “Romanian Folk Dances”, composed in 1915 and dedicated to Romanian “father of dainas”. According to Bartok's original intention, the piece was composed of six miniseries for the piano combined in suite. A version of the string instrument orchestra that will be heard by visitors at the concert “Return to Ventspils” was created by Arturs Vilners.
In addition, Latvian composer Ģederts Ramans “Concert for saxophone, string orchestra and piano” together with Ventspils Chamber orchestra will be played by one of Latvia's most demanding young-generation saxophonists Roberts Martinovskis, who started his musician's career at Ventspils Music High School, had studied at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Nuremberg University of Music.
The final part of the concert will be a dedication to “tango king” Astor Piazzolla hundred year anniversery. The audience will hear both “Aconcagua” (composed in 1979) – a concert for bandoneone, an orchestra of string instruments, the piano and percussion instruments and several other pieces of Piazzolla as well, played by Inita Āboliņa on the accordion. “La muerte del Angel”, “Soledad”, “Libertango”, “Ave Maria”, “Coral”, “Años de soledad” will be played by solists Inita Āboliņa, Roberts Martinovskis, Zane Volberga, Ivars Ozols, and Ventspils Chamber orchestra and the mixed choir “Ventspils”.