July 22, 2023 22:00
The Great Hall
The ninth Jūrmala Festival, the grandest musical event of the summer, will take place with ten magnificent concerts from 15 to 23 July at Dzintari Concert Hall, bringing together outstanding Latvian and foreign musicians.
On 22 July, outstanding British theatre stars and world-renowned singing actors will perform a golden selection of Broadway musicals at the festival.
They have performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican, Glastonbury, and the West End Theatre, which, along with Broadway in New York, is the world’s highest-ranking musical theatre. The musical originated in England and became a world-wide popular genre, where intense and touching stories intertwine with breathtaking dances and emotionally powerful music. Robert Purvis, who has conducted numerous productions at the famous West End Theatre in London, will be at the podium of the Jūrmala Festival Orchestra.
Rodney Earl Clarke (Great Britain)
Katie Birtill (Great Britain)
Aimie Atkinson (Great Britain)
Jūrmala Festival Orchestra
Conductor Robert Purvis (Great Britain)
Jūrmala festival orchestra
Robert began his career playing for dance classes and eventually became Musical Director for Performances with London Contemporary Dance Company, on tour and seasons at Sadlers Wells. As composer, as well as writing the original score for “Y” and the Dance score for Budgie, Robert collaborated on ballets and dance for DASH with Wayne Sleep. Robert wrote four musicals for The Annual Brighton Festival, including The Brighton Belle, with Roger Stennett. Robert has set The Happy Prince and The Remarkable Rocket by Oscar Wilde as short operas. A new musical Gorgeous George is in preparation.
Rodney Earl ClarkeSoloist
Born in Greenwich, London, Rodney Earl Clarke is a professional bass-baritone opera singer. He is immensely popular for his dynamic performance and was hailed as a “singer to be watched”. Rodney has extensive experience on stage, having performed in an array of TV, film, concert and operas among others. His contributions to the music industry didn’t go unrecognised, and he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. His current project is Les Misérables, where he is playing the Bishop of Digne.
Aimie Atkinson is an award winning British actress and recording artist. Olivier Nominated Actress & Winner of the BBC Voice of Musical Theatre, Aimie is currently playing Vivian Ward in the West Production of Pretty Woman. She is most known for her portrayal of Katherine Howard in the original cast of Six The Musical in Londons West End. She released her debut album 'Step Inside Love' in 2017 and it's available for download on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and many more.. Aimie is also a member of U.K. Girl group Goldstone, who's song "I Feel the Love" made it to the finals of Eurovision You Decide 2018.