Atklāšanas koncerts. Baiba Skride un Latvijas Nacionālais simfoniskais orķestris

July 16, 2023 20:00
The Great Hall

Opening concert. Baiba Skride and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

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 16 July, a concert of symphonic music will be performed by violinist Baiba Skride, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jānis Liepiņš.

Baiba Skride is one of the most important violinists of our time, whose violin playing is heard in the world’s most famous concert halls. Her rare performances in Latvia are a great event and a celebration of music.

Jānis Liepiņš is one of the most promising and talented conductors of his generation, a sought-after conductor of opera music who has regularly collaborated with outstanding opera singers. Since 2019, he has been First Kapellmeister of the Mannheim National Opertheater.

Participants:

Baiba Skride, violin

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Jānis Liepiņš

Performers

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) is the biggest Latvian symphony orchestra, founded in 1926. Since then the orchestra has collaborated with a number of renowned conductors and has performed in prestigious concert halls in Europe and the world. Among the principal conductors were names such as Vasilijs Sinaisks, Olari Eltss, Paul Megi and Karel Mark Chichon. Since October 2013 Andris Poga is the chief conductor of LNSO. The orchestra focuses mainly on the 19th and 20th century world symphonic masterpieces, classical values created by Latvian composers and contemporary musical works, as well as occasional concert or opera performances. The LNSO pays great attention to children's and youth education programmes, has been successfully implementing a series of chamber music programmes for several years, and since 2015 has celebrated the end of the summer at the new festival "LNSO Summer House".

Jānis Liepiņš

Jānis Liepiņš

Conductor

Jānis Liepiņš

Jānis Liepiņš

Conductor

Jānis Liepiņš is one of the most promising and talented conductors of his generation, a sought-after conductor of opera music who has regularly collaborated with outstanding opera singers. Since 2019, he has been First Kapellmeister of the Mannheim National Opertheater.

Baiba Skride

Baiba Skride

Violin

Baiba Skride

Baiba Skride

Violin

Baiba Skride’s natural approach to her music-making has endeared her to some of today’s most important conductors and orchestras worldwide. She is consistently invited for her refreshing interpretations, her sensitivity and delight in the music. The list of prestigious orchestras with whom she has worked include the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, New York Philharmonic, Concertgebouworkest, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra. Notable conductors she collaborates with include Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, Ed Gardner, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Andris Poga, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Tugan Sokhiev, John Storgårds, Juraj Valcuha and Kazuki Yamada.