Concert in celebration of the Proclamation Day to be held in the Concert Hall “Latvija”

11.11.2021 - 15:57
On 18 November, at 16:00 o’clock, the Concert Hall “Latvija” invites the residents to attend a concert in celebration of the Proclamation Day in person or to watch the concert broadcast online on www.ventspils.lv and www.facebook.com/ventspilslv.
Concert in celebration of the Proclamation Day to be held in the Concert Hall “Latvija”
The entrance cards for attending the concert in person are available at the box office of the Concert Hall as of 12 November. Each person will be able to receive 1 entrance card for 2 persons.

This year, the concert in celebration of the Proclamation Day will bring together singers, such as the soprano Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine and the tenor Juris Vizbulis, the percussionist Edgars Saksons, as well as the organist Aigars Reinis. The concert programme features compositions by Latvian composers of different epochs and generations, such as vocal and instrumental compositions by Jāzeps Vītols, Jānis Ivanovs, Marģers Zariņš, Rihards Dubra, Rihards Zaļupe, and Jānis Lūsēns. 
The singer Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine, who was also a nominee for the "Great Music Awards 2019", has mastered her singing skills at three institutions of higher education: The Music Academy of Latvia, The Royal Conservatory in the Hague, and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. In 2018, she won the first prize in the international contest "The Talents of Inese Galante", while in 2019, she won the second prize in the international contest "Alīda Vāne Contest for Young Opera Singers". The artist forms part of the baroque choir "Collegium Choro Musici Riga" and of the ancient music ensemble "A'baronin Ensemble". However, lately the bright soprano of Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine has been capturing special attention when performing as a soloist.

The tenor Juris Vizbulis started his musical career at Alsunga Music School as a pianist. At Jelgava Music College, he focused on vocal art, and in 2009, he graduated from the Vocal Department at the J. Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. He continued his musical education at the Royal College of Music in London. The singer gives concerts in Latvia and abroad on a regular basis, performing programs of sacred choral and organ music, as well as chamber music concerts. In collaboration with French organists, his concerts have been held in churches in France for the third year in a row.  

Edgars Saksons, the first prize winner of the "Latvian Great Music Awards 2001", is a soloist, performer of chamber music, orchestra musician, and participant in musical theatre projects. The artist is also the concert master of the percussion section of Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and the Chairman of the Board of the "LNSO Foundation". Since 2014, Edgars Saksons has been the artistic director at the International Percussion Festival Ukmergė. He also organizes and holds master classes and seminars in Latvia, Lithuania, France, Belgium, Russia, and Belarus.

Aigars Reinis, the winner of the "Great Music Awards 2019", is the musical director and organist of Riga Cathedral. For long years, he has been the organist of St. Gertrude Old Church in Riga, a chorister of Latvian Radio Choir, of the chamber choir "Ave Sol, and of the vocal ensemble "Schola cantorum Riga". He learned to play organ at the J. Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, under the guidance of Tālivaldis Deksnis, and improved his skills under the guidance of Ludger Lohmann ad Hans-Ola Ericsson, as well as at Upland International Organ Academy. He has successfully participated in numerous international contests and performed in many European countries. 

For the attention of visitors: All events at the Concert Hall "Latvija" are taking place in the "green mode".