On 4 March at 11:05, the concert Baltic Music in Support of Ukraine will be broadcast from the Great Guild on Latvian Radio 3 Klasika and on the television channel LTV1, and online on the portal In the concert, orchestras and choirs from the Baltic States will take the stage live and in video performances made specially for this event.

The State Choir LATVIJA and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra will perform the State Anthem of Ukraine and Pēteris Vasks’ prayer Dona nobis pacem (Grant Us Peace) under the baton of Andris Poga.

Colleagues from other Baltic concert halls will participate in the event through video recordings. The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Sanderling will play Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten. The Kaunas State Choir and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Gintaras Rinkēvičius, will render one movement of Bronius Kutavičius’ symphony-oratorio Epitaphium temporum pereunti (Epitaph for the Passing Time). Under the baton of Sigvards Kļava, the Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Rīga, and organist Ilze Reine will give a performance of Arturs Maskats’ lament Lacrimosa. Alongside works by Baltic composers, the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra will also perform Melody by the Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk, conductor Normunds Šnē.

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March 4, 2022