Baltā nakts / The White Night culture programme

NOVEL. 21st century music

SEPT. 9th7 pm, Saturday
PlaceVEF Culture palace


Orchestra RIGA

ATOMOS saxophone quartet

Conductor Valdis Butāns


Rihards Zaļupe “God. Love. Service” / premiere

Dana Wilson “To Set the Darkness Echoing”

Eric Whiteacre “Equus”

Nic Gotham “Bacchanalia” for saxophone quartet and orchestra

Orchestra RIGA invites you to a contemporary music program. Contemporary music by Latvian and American composers is represented in the concert. The central event of the concert – the world premiere – composer’s Rihards Zaļupe symphony for brass band “God. Love. Service”. Nic Gotham’s “Bacchanalia” will also be played, in which the orchestra will be joined by the saxophone quartet ATOMOS. Dana Wilson’s piece “To Set The Darkness Echoing”, originally written for a brass concert orchestra, will be played from the works of American composers, and will be played for the first time in Latvia. On the other hand, Eric Whiteacre’s “Equus” will be a show of real virtuosity.

Entrance to the concert with FREE INVITATIONS, which will be available from September 2 at the ticket office of “Biļešu paradīze” and on the Internet.

The concert takes place as part of the “Baltā nakts” / “The White Night” program of the contemporary culture forum. You can get acquainted with all the events of “The White Night” on the website Entrance to the events is free.

Concert is recorded by Latvian Radio 3.