In Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland, that is held in the magnificent alpine area since 1957, Kremerata Baltica and soloists will present a program “Animal Harmonics” - a concert for children from 5 years old.
The idea of “Animal Harmonics” was born in 2010 of Gidon Kremer’s wish to bring classical music closer to children. The music resounds in child’s understanding and his own world of discoveries – all of this is done in narrative and playful way.
The musicians of this project are chosen from Kremerata Baltica ensemble to take care of the musical realization. The classical music is involved here in fairytales, in many animals with their characteristic tone sounds that are represented by excerpts from works of various composers – this is the musical core of the project’s concept. Animal figures, well known in the literature (The Nightingale, Babar the Elephant and Ferdinand the Bull) are portrayed musically.
Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin), Maria Fedotova (flute), Michael Dangl (actor, narrator), Ula Ulijona Zebriunaite (viola), Kremerata Baltica members: Dainius Peseckas (violin), Madara Petersone (violin), Giedre Dirvanauskaite (violoncello), Jurgis Buinevicius (double bass), Andrei Pushkarev (percussion).
More information here.
On August 1st Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer is giving a concert at 65th Menton Festival de Musique. The program includes works by A. Vivaldi, A. Piazzolla, and P. Glass with three distinctive musical interpretations of seasons of the year.
Menton Music Festival is the oldest classical music festival in France, which is gathering renowned orchestras and musicians since 1950. Just a year before the first festival, the idea was born in the mind of André Böröcz. While visiting Menton he was inspired by the harmony feeling while looking at Saint Michel square with its beautiful Baroque Church, the horizon at the Mediterranean sea and hearing the second partita for violin by Bach being played on a radio. This moment of a perfect arrangement had to be relived.
More about the concert here.
At Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival a whole week is devoted to its extraordinary guests – Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica.
All About Gidon – name of a scenic concert by and with Gidon Kremer – a title that as well reflects the entire project week featuring the world-known violinist at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival. Here audiences can experience the multi-talented Latvian artist in unprecedented variety of settings and roles: as violinist, ensemble conductor, speaker, and performer in children’s concert and in a joint project with ballet.
Since its inaugural concert in 1990, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festival has evolved into Germany’s third largest classical music festival. From June to September each year, around 120 concerts at more than 80 venues and the “Small Festival in the Big Park” all across the state attract large audiences to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
At the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festival the concerts do no take place in ordinary concert halls but in rather unconventional venues: in stables and studs, industrial halls and on ships or open air – in the most beautiful palace gardens.
Official website of the festival here.
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