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Instead of the concert of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, listeners are welcome to a solo night of virtuoso pianist Mikhail Pletnev
23 July, 2021

Instead of the concert of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, listeners are welcome to a solo night of virtuoso pianist Mikhail Pletnev

The Uniting History Foundation and the Riga Jurmala Music Festival regret to announce that, due to Covid-19-related complications, the concert of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Yuri Temirkanov and pianist Mikhail Pletnev, planned for August 9 at the Great Amber Concert Hall, has been canceled.

Instead of this concert, listeners are welcome to attend a solo concert of the world-renowned piano virtuoso and Grammy laureate, legendary pianist Mikhail Pletnev. The piano concert will take place at the previously planned time and place – August 9, 7 p.m., at the Great Amber Concert Hall in Liepāja, and it will be presented as a special gift to inhabitants and guests of Liepāja from the Uniting History Foundation and the Riga Jurmala Music Festival.

Mikhail Pletnev (1958) is considered one of the most unusual musicians of the current era, because he has been equally successful as a pianist, conductor and composer. Both listeners and colleagues have always been in awe of Pletnev’s impeccable technique, fine sense of style and the inventiveness of his interpretations.

“Pletnev performs each composition as his own. His interpretations are staggering. It is unlikely that any other pianist can do the same” (BBC Music Magazine). In 2006, Mikhail Pletnev won the prestigious Grammy award, for which he has been nominated several times. He has also won awards from Gramophone and The New Yorker, and today, he is one of Russia’s most influential artists. But he still calls himself merely a musician.

Concert program:

L. van Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
L. van Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
P. Tchaikovsky – The Seasons, Op. 37b, TH 1

Ticket holders to the canceled concert of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra are welcome to return their tickets at any Biļešu Paradīze office in Latvia or to exchange them for tickets to Mikhail Pletnev’s solo concert. Those who have purchased tickets online will receive an automatic refund to their bank accounts. Tickets to the concert of the Saint Petersburg Orchestra will not be valid for attending the Pletnev solo concert. Concert organizers express their sincere apologies to buyers for the inconvenience and are hoping for their understanding in these unusual times. We hope to see you soon!

The concert is organized by the Uniting History Foundation – a charity organization founded in 2019 and actively working in the fields of cultural development, preservation of Latvian historical heritage and reducing social inequality. Thus far, the Foundation has implemented cultural projects such as Boris Eifman’s ballet guest performances in Rīga, supported the digitalization of the Great Amber Concert Hall, and provided support to several projects and initiatives relating to the research and acknowledgement of Latvian history. The Foundation has supported the publishing of several historically significant literary works and carried out projects in collaboration with the Žanis Lipke Memorial. The Uniting History Foundation has supported the Rīga Jūrmala Music Festival since its first season.

INFORMATION FOR CONCERT ATTENDEES:

The concert may be attended by persons who can present a negative Covid-19 test result, have been vaccinated against or recovered from Covid-19. All attendees aged 12 and up will have to present a Covid-19 certificate in compliance with the safety level as well as personal identification and concert ticket at the entrance. Face masks must be used and a 2 m distance must be observed in the public areas of the concert hall and during the concert by all attendees aged 7 and up. The concert organizers kindly ask you to arrive at least 1 hour before the beginning of the concert to leave time for document inspection.

Tickets can be purchased at Biļešu Paradīze sales points all over Latvia and online at www.bilesuparadize.lv. Discounts available to seniors, students, teachers, people with disabilities and their companions.

For further information please contact tickets@unitinghistory.com