NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2017: Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer, and Mate Bekavac
Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra is starting the year of 2017 and their twentieth anniversary celebrations with a nine concert tour in the United States of America and Canada, performing with violinist Gidon Kremer and clarinetist Mate Bekavac.
The tour programs highlights works from their most recent and criticallly acclaimed albums, Chiaroscuro and New Seasons, also including a piece from upcoming ECM release with Mieczyslaw Weinberg chamber symphonies planned in January 2017.
The first program “Another Russia” includes Arvo Pärt’s signature work, Fratres. The electrifying album by Gidon Kremer made 30 years ago remains the definitive recording of the piece. Weinberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 4, op. 153 will be found in the newest release on ECM label that is planned right before the tour starts. “Another Russia” program will be completed by one of the newest projects “Masks and Faces” that is related to the interaction between music and the visual arts – a collaboration by Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica with the great Russian painter, writer and philosopher Maxim Kantor. Visual part of the program to be shown during performances in New York, Toronto, and Montreal.
The second program consist of a new arrangement of Glass’ “Orphée suite” made for violin, string orchestra, and percussion by Andrei Pushkarov. Also, different interpretations of seasons of the year by Raskatov and Piazzolla. Giya Kancheli’s Chiaroscuro “a compelling musical reflection on light and shade” (The Indepedent) anchors “New Seasons” an eclectic program of modern works.