NEWS

Igor Levit and Kremerata Baltica

In this year’s Ludwigsburg Castle Festival Kremerata Baltica is performing together with a talented Russian-German pianist Igor Levit.

A perfect match of two young, energetic, and professional performers is going to give an emotional interpretation of works by  Franz Schubert (String Quartet Movement in C minor), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Piano concerto in E major), Benjamin Britten (“Young Apollo” for piano and strings), and Piotr Tchaikovsky (Serenade for Strings in C major).

For more details about the concert, please click here.

Festival International Echternach Classique 2014

Straight after the concert in Lucerne, Kremerata Baltica is traveling to Luxemburg – an internationally renowned Festival International Echternach 2014. Together with Gidon Kremer (violin), Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla (conductor), Mate Bekavac (clarinet), Giedre Dirvanauskaite (violoncello), and Andrei Pushkarev (vibraphone).

Program:

Arturs Maskats (1957) “Midnight in Riga” (for violin, violoncello, vibraphone, and strings) Soloists Gidon Kremer (violin), Giedre Dirvanauskaite (violoncello), Andrei Pushkarov (vibraphone)

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium” (for violin, harp, percussion, and strings)
Soloist Gidon Kremer (violin)

Mieczyslaw Weinberg  (1919-1996) Chamber symphony No.4, op.153 (for clarinet, triangle, and strings)
Soloist Mate Bekavac (clarinet)

Kremerata Baltica in Switzerland

We are very happy to announce that on May 31st Kremerata Baltica will perform in Luzern, Switzerland! Together with Gidon Kremer (violin), Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla (conductor), Giedre Dirvanauskaite (violoncello), Andrei Pushkarov (vibraphone), Mate Bekavac (clarinet), and Ksenija Sidorova (accordion) we will give a concert as a part of “Zaubersee – Russian Music Lucerne 2014”.

Don’t hesitate and come! We have prepared a unique and definitely fantastic repertoire by A. Maskats, L. Bernstein, E. Podgaits, and M. Weinberg…

Arabic-Baltic Spring

A wonderful tour to Bavaria, a region in South of Germany, awaits us at the end of this May. In a set of two concerts – in Fürth and in Würzburg – together with Latvian conductor Andris Vesimanis and soloists Gidon Kremer (violin), Fadia Tomb El-Hage (contralto), Mohammad Taha (percussion) and Maias Alyamani (violin) we present our latest special expression of art. It shall be called the Arabic-Baltic Spring. Why? Because of the repertoire – fresh, interesting, very extravagant and full of wonderful, exotic harmonies from the Baltic States and countries such as Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.

Unique possibility to hear and watch a live broadcast of concert in Fürth! If you are not around on 28th of May, be sure to click the button on the right at 20:00 and meet our great soloists and Kremerata Baltica on-line.

PROGRAM:

FÜRTH, 28 May 2014, 20:00, Stadttheater

1. Arvo Pärt (1935) “Orient & Occident”
2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) “Ouverture to the “Abduction from the Seraglio” (instrumented for strings by Andrei Pushkarev)
3. Rageh Daoud (1954) “Dialogue” (for violin and string orchestra)
Soloist Madara Petersone (Latvia), violin
4. Joelle Khoury (Lebanon) “Variations on Imaginery Folk Dances”
(A work commissioned to Kremerata Baltica)
Soloist Fadia Tomb El-Hage (Lebanon), contralto
5. Joelle Khoury (Lebanon) “Of Memories Folks and I”
Soloist Fadia Tomb El-Hage (Lebanon), contralto; Dzeraldas Bidva (Lithuania), violin
6. Georgs Pelecis (1947) “Flowering Jasmine” (for violin, vibraphone and strings)
Soloists Gidon Kremer, violin; Andrei Pushkarev (Latvia-Ukraine), vibraphone
7. Ali Osman Alhaj (Sudan-Egypt) “Fusion”
Soloist Mohammad Taha (Jordan), percussion
8. Arturs Maskats  (1957) “Midnight in Riga” (for violin, violoncello, vibraphone and orchestra)
(Written for Kremerata Baltica)
Soloists Gidon Kremer, violin; Giedre Dirvanauskaite (Lithuania), violoncello; Andrei Pushkarev (Latvia-Ukraine), vibraphone
9. Maias Alyamani (1981) “Omar” (for violin solo, percussion, and string orchestra)
Soloists Maias Alyamani (Syria), violin; Mohammad Taha (Jordan), percussion
 

WÜRZBURG, 29 May 2014, 20:00, Residenz – Kaisersaal

1. Arvo Pärt (1935) “Orient & Occident” (for string orchestra) 2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) “Ouverture to the “Abduction from the Seraglio” (Instrumented for strings by Andrei Pushkarev) 3. Rageh Daoud (1954) “Dialogue” (for violin and string orchestra) Soloist Madara Petersone (Latvia), violin 4. Michael Nyman (1944) “Trysting fields” (for violin, viola, and strings (on KV 364)) Soloists Gidon Kremer, violin; Santa Vizine (Latvia), viola 5. Joelle Khoury (Lebanon) “Variations on Imaginery Folk Dances” (A work commissioned to Kremerata Baltica) Soloist Fadia Tomb El-Hage (Lebanon), contralto 6. Joelle Khoury (Lebanon) “Of Memories Folks and I” Soloist Fadia Tomb El-Hage (Lebanon), contralto 7. Alexander Raskatov (1953) “5 minutes of the life by W.A.M.” (for violin, percussion, and strings) (Written for Kremerata Baltica) Soloist Gidon Kremer, violin 8. Ali Osman Alhaj (Sudan-Egypt) “Fusion” Soloist Mohammad Taha (Jordan), percussion  9. Arturs Maskats  (1957) “Midnight in Riga” (for violin, cello, vibraphone, and orchestra) (Written for Kremerata Baltica) Soloists Gidon Kremer, violin; Giedre Dirvanauskaite (Lithuania), violoncello; Andrei Pushkarev (Latvia-Ukraine), vibraphone 10. Maias Alyamani (Syria) “Omar” (for violin solo, percussion, and string orchestra) Soloists Maias Alyamani (Syria), violin; Mohammad Taha (Jordan), percussion 11. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) “Serenata Notturna KV 239 Nr.6 in D major” (for two small orchestras and timpani) Soloists Dzeraldas Bidva (Lithuania), violin; Gidon Kremer, violin; Santa Vizine (Latvia), viola; Oskars Bokanovs (Latvia), doublebass; Andrei Pushkarev (Latvia-Ukraine), timpani

Tour with Gidon Kremer and Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

During the first half of May Kremerata Baltica will give several concerts around Europe, where we will be accompanied by Gidon Kremer (violin) and lately well-acknowledged Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla. We are more than happy to welcome you to any of the following concerts to enjoy a wonderful program together with us.

Program:

A.Maskats “Midnight in Riga” for violin, cello, vibraphone, and orchestra
L.Bernstein “Serenade”
Bizet-Shchedrin “Carmen Suite”

About Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla
 
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla was born in Vilnius (Lithuania). After graduating choral and orchestral conducting from the University of Music and Fine Arts in Graz (Austria), she continued her studies at Music Conservatory in Bologna (Italy) and Music Conservatory Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig.
In 2007 she was the recipient of the First Prize of the International Competition for Young Choral Conductors in Budapest (Hungary). In 2008 M.G. Tyla won the third prize at the International Conducting Competition in Stavanger (Norway), which was followed by yet another prestigious prize in April 2012, when the young talent won the prestigious Nestle and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award.