When the veil of November mist lowers over the carmine of the setting sun, turning the sky red and white, it's time to dress up for the celebration of the Proclamation Day of Latvia.
Keeping up with the tradition, Sinfonietta Rīga musicians will leave the capital Riga for a more remote municipality, parish or town to confess their love to Latvia together with the people there. The programme of the celebratory concert suits the occasion - part contemplative, part playful, but certainly filled with joy.
Reinis Zariņš, piano
conductor Aivis Greters
Baumaņu Kārlis Dievs svētī Latviju! (State Anthem)
Ludwig van Beethoven Overture for the Creatures of Prometheus (Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus), Op. 43
Georgs Pelēcis Concertino Bianco for piano and string orchestra (II. Con Venerazione; III. Con Anima)
Johann Strauss Pizzicato Polka
Jēkabs Jančevskis Florence waltz
Peter Tchaikovsky String Serenade in C major, Op. 48 (Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse)
Emīls Dārziņš Melancholic waltz
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 15 (Final)