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 is dedicated to violinist Hugo Ticciati, the artistic director of the O’Modernt orchestra; its Latvian premiere in presence of the author is going to be one of the festival’s highlights.
The O’Modernt chamber orchestra has brought together leading young musicians from al over Europe. Although founded just a couple of years ago, the orchestra has already won wide international acclaim and performed at prestigious venues like London’s Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Musikverein in Vienna and the Amsterdam Muziekgebouw. O’Modernt works with world-famous solo musicians like Evelyn Glennie, Steven Isserlis, Anne Sofie von Otter and Nils Landgren, as well as with rappers, choreographers and rock musicians.
The founder of O’Modernt Hugo Ticciati, also the soloist at the concert, is a passionate interpreter of contemporary music. He collaborates with Sven-David Sandström, Albert Schnelzer, Andersu Hillborg, Thomas Jennefelt, Sergey Yevtushenko and many other composers. Ticciati has performed the violin concertos written for him on almost every continent of the world. He loves combining music with dance and literature – also with more marginal activities like kinetic painting or stone balancing.Hugo Ticciati, violin