PHOTO: People attend the closing concert of the LNSO season

Several well-known people had also attended, including Minister of Culture Nauris Puntulis, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs, Mayor of Riga Mārtiņš Staķis, former President Valdis Zatlers and others.

Along with the LNSO, the internationally acclaimed French cellist Edgar Moro also took the stage.

Only 28-year-old Parisian cellist Moro made his debut on the big stage at the age of 11, playing solo in Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto; a piece of this level of difficulty is most often in the repertoire of already experienced professionals. Since his debut, the extremely talented and charismatic musician has become one of the brightest cellists of his generation. Andrew Schiff and many others. He has collaborated with world-renowned orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Roman Academy of St. Cecilia, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra.

At the beginning of the concert you could hear Arthur Muscat’s beautiful Cantus diatonicus, who experienced a symbolic round birthday celebration – exactly 30 years ago, under the direction of Imants Rešnis, the LNSO premiered this opus as a student’s diploma work at that time.

Together with Edgar Moro, the LNSO offered a real gem of postmodern music – the cello concerto Tout and monde lointain, composed by French master Henry Death around 1970, based on Charles Bodler’s famous poetry collection “Flowers of Evil”. This work is one of the brightest cello concerts created in the 20th century.

In the second part of the concert, the audience enjoyed Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony, which was written during the composer’s exile in the United States and Switzerland and is closely related to the popular “Symphonic Dances”. The late Rachmaninoff addresses us in an orchestra-expressive and emotionally strong way.

At the conductor’s desk we saw Andris Pog, the chief conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and former artistic director of the LNSO, who is currently working with the LNSO as an artistic advisor.

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