During July 2018, Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer will go to Italy, where the musicians will take part in 2 music festivals – Varignana Music Festival and Sounds of the Dolomites festival.
*** VERIGNANA MUSIC FESTIVAL
The opening concert of our tour to Italy will be held during Varignana Music Festival (July 15), where Kremerata Baltica string trio (Madara Petersone (violin), Kristina Anuseviciute (viola), Emma Bandeniece (violoncello)) accompanied by Andrei Pushkarev (vibraphone) and Mario Brunello (violoncello) have prepared a special chamber music program featuring peaces by R.Glière, R.Clarke, V.Silvestrov and G.Sollima.
*** SOUNDS OF THE DOLOMITES FESTIVAL
The Sounds of the Dolomites festival is a very unique and special event that takes place in the Brenta Dolomites – mountains in the middle of the Italian Alps. It is a seemingly unreachable and distant place where the beauty and harshness of nature is combined with the delicate sound of music.
In a series of 7 concerts, Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica and soloists Andrei Pushkarev and the lifelong friend of Kremerata Baltica – Mario Brunello -, will visit several spots scattered across the Brenta mountains. These are carefully chosen places reachable only by feet so the musicians and listeners will have to walk there themselves. The concerts are known for their intimate atmosphere that exists thanks to the breathtaking landscapes of the Alps and, of course, the carefully selected concert programs.
*** GIDON KREMER AND KREMERATA BALTICA PRESENTING “CON AMORE”
During the concert on July 22 in Malga Brassa Bassa, as the grand finale Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica will present the world premiere of the newest project “Con Amore”, which has been created in cooperation with french artists and comedians Catherine Germain & Julien Cottereau.
As Gidon Kremer says:
“Since my childhood, I was a fan of circus as such. Not only because at that time virtuosos (magicians, jugglers, acrobats, musicians) fascinated my imagination. Partly it was thanks to clowns. They created a special atmosphere in which you could be lifted up from reality, laugh to tears at yourself. Clowns allowed everyone to feel “silly” and therefore underlined, that we all are very human. The recent cooperation with mimes and clowns of the worldwide known company of Slava Polunin allowed me and Kremerata Baltica to create together the very poetic Snow Symphony. This triggered my wish to do one more step in the same direction – somewhat a “chamber version” related to circus – a concert/show in which, without any special decorations, a wonderful couple of great French artists Julien Cottereau and Catherine Germain (known as Arletti) became our storytellers and soloists.”
Kremerata Baltica in Sounds of the Dolomites festival