Peteris Vasks Festival
The Cēsis Concert Hall is launching a new festival dedicated to the music of the prominent Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks. The inaugural festival, aiming to reveal the different facets of Vasks’ oeuvre, invites music lovers to attend three concerts, the first one, on 7 April 2018, featuring instrumental chamber music by Vasks and the second, on 12 April, presenting a programme of choral music. The festival will come to a culmination on 28 April with a concert of symphonic music.Pēteris Vasks is undoubtedly the most performed Latvian composer abroad. His music sounds at all the major concert halls, played by some of the world’s greatest musicians. We would love to make Cēsis Concert Hall the Latvian home of Vasks’ music and to have people who appreciate and love his music converge here every April to experience the unworldly magic of these musical pieces again and again. 
Peteris Vasks Festival | VASKS AND TRIO PALLADIO
Saturday, 7th April, 19:00

A programme of instrumental chamber music will be presented at the festival by the Palladio Trio, the 2018 resident ensemble of the Cēsis Concert Hall ‒ three Grand Music Award winners: the violinist Eva Bindere, cellist Kristīne Blaumane and pianist Reinis Zariņš. 

Programme: Castillo Interior, Green Landscape, Plainscapes, Episodi e Canto

Peteris Vasks Festival | THE EARTH AND THE SKY
Thursday, 12th April, 19:00

The festival’s concert of choral music will be brought to us by the Kamēr… youth choir, winner of countless international musical contests, headed by their conductor Jānis Liepiņš and appearing with the Spīķeri String Quartet, an ensemble that has lots of experience interpreting music by Pēteris Vasks.

Programme: Pater Noster, Dona Nobis Pacem, The Message of a Bird, The Fruitof Silence, In His Nation, Three

Documentary "A Story About Birth of Music. Composer Pēteris Vasks"
Saturday, 28th April, 16:00

During the "Pēteris Vasks Festival" we offer to watch the documentary produced by Latvian Televison about the composer. Befor the show, there will be a meeting with Pēteris Vasks and the artistic team of the film.

Peteris Vasks Festival | DISTANT LIGHT
Saturday, 28th April, 19:00

The festival programme will be crowned by Pēteris Vasks’ pieces for string orchestra, interpreted by Sinfonietta Rīga and the Finnish conductor Juha Kangas, perhaps the musician who is spiritually and intellectually closest to the composer. The State Chamber Orchestra and Juha Kangas will perform the Violin Concerto ‘Distant Light’ and the ‘Voices’ Symphony. The solist will be Sweden-based British violinist Hugo Ticciati,