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
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
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.
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,