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HÖGNI | Music for strings and the voice
Friday, 5th April, 20:00

Icelandic musician Högni Egilsson returns to Cesis with a new solo programme! "After spending many years performing electronic music, touring my debut album Two Trains as well as with my band GusGus in my past ,  I felt I needed to stab a few holes in the ceiling and find a new method within my music.  The raw tonality and timbre of a String Quartet has always seduced me.  Its language, of melody, motive and harmony,

 
 
PETERIS VASKS FESTIVAL | BROTHERS
Saturday, 13th April, 14:00

In respect of spiritual power and energy, the musical mindset of Pēteris Vasks is shared by composers like Arvo Pärt, Gia Kancheli, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, John Taverner. As he was giving shape to the musical conception of the festival, Vasks wanted to use the proramme of chamber music to highlight the mental affinity between composers from Latvia and the rest of Northern Europe, the shared musical worldview of the Baltic and Nordic

 
 
PETERIS VASKS FESTIVAL | VASKS IN MUSIC AND DANCE
Saturday, 13th April, 19:00

John Neumeier Bundesjugendballett (Germany) This year’s festival will reveal Pēteris Vasks’ music from a different angle ‒ in a contemporary ballet production. The German Bundesjugendballett (National Youth Ballet) and choreographer Sasha Rivas have staged a one-act ballet ‘Muted’ set to Vasks’ piece for piano quartet. The music will be performed by Latvian musicians who will share the stage with the dancers. The ballet

 
 
PETERIS VASKS FESTIVAL | LONELY ANGEL. Meditation for violin and string orchestra
Sunday, 14th April, 19:00

Programme: Pēteris Vasks, ‘Viatore’ and ‘Lonely Nagel; Arturs Maskats, Concerto Grosso No. 1; Erkki-Sven Tüür, ‘Angel’s Share’ (Latvian premiere). The gift of the Swedish chamber orchestra O’Modernt to the Latvian festival is a programme of Baltic music where Latvians Pēteris Vasks and Arturs Maskats are rubbing shoulders with the Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür, whose ‘Angel’s Share’ for violin and orchestra