On 9 August 2021, the outstanding St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor Yuri Temirkanov will visit the Liepaja Concert Hall “Great Amber” for the first time. This will be the only concert of a notable and internationally recognised orchestra outside the capital.
The artists will be brought to the concert in Liepaja by the “Uniting History” Foundation in cooperation with the music festival “Riga Jurmala” and support of Liepaja Municipality. Elīna Škļara, Executive Director of the foundation, invites every resident of Liepaja and music lovers to the concert: “We are happy to support the visit of such outstanding musicians to Liepaja. The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is an important part of the history of music and splendour of Latvia. Arvīds Jansons once used to work as its conductor, and for some time the excellent Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons served as its assistant conductor.”
Foreign media have called the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra the musician elite of the world, as well as one of the most historically significant orchestras in Russia. The compositions of national composers performed by it give special pleasure. Since 1988, the orchestra is headed by the outstanding conductor Yuri Temirkanov. The intense concert schedule of the last two seasons has led the orchestra to perform at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris (where it is the only resident Russian orchestra), the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Vienna Music Society Hall (Wiener Musikverein) and the Kennedy Centre in Washington, as well as the Red Theatre in Naples, Berlin, Munich and Hamburg Philharmonics, Dublin Concert Hall and London Royal Festival Hall, Linz Bruckner Hall, Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Madrid National Theatre and the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, as well as Israel, where Yuri Temirkanov first conducted “The Leningrad Symphony” by Dmitry Shostakovich.
The beginning of the ticket sales will be announced later.