THE POET AND THE MERMAID
In Cesis, at Vidzemes concert hall State Choir Latvija and Latvian National symphony orchestra will perform Imants Kalniņš and Imants Ziedonis oratorio The Poet and the Mermaid. On the podium for this concert will be the Head of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music’s Opera Department, Professor Viesturs Gailis, under whose guidance the current Musical Director of the LNSO, Andris Poga, developed as a symphonic music conductor. Performing the roles of the Poet and the Mermaid – the bright, darting, top notes of Jolanta Strikaite from the classical music world and the explosive, energetic Daumants Kalniņš from the non-academic world, represent two divergent aspects, gravitating towards each other, just like in Kalniņš’ oratorio.
Programme: César Franck Symphony in D minor and Imants Kalniņš Oratorio The Poet and the Mermaid I
ENTRANCE WITH INVITATIONS