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Fate in the programme with Vestard Shimkus

24. September, 2021

On 1 October at 19.00 in Liepāja Great Amber Concert Hall and on 2 October at 17.00 in Tukums City House of Culture, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra lead by the conductor Atvars Lakstīgala will meet the brilliant piano virtuoso and also composer Vestard Shimkus in a thoughtful concert programme.

This is a special cooperation between the orchestra and Shimkus as this time the latter will present himself in two roles—as an outstanding pianist and composer.

The programme will include two compositions by Shimkus; one is the composition “Likteņa vārti” (Destiny Gates) for piano and orchestra, which tells about a soul entering this world and was dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Memorial Park Likteņdārzs (The Garden of Destiny), where it was first performed by the author himself in summer 2018.

The concert will also include the Piano Concerto No. 1 for piano and string orchestra written by Shimkus in 2008. This composition originally bears an indication “Dedicated to the Inconvenient Person”. The composer suggests everyone who has ever felt ‘inconvenient’ and not favourable to the comfort of the world to relate this work to themselves.

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