20. MAR
19.00, Sunday
Ticket price15 €
LocationRailway Museum

In the collaboration with StarSpace.lv

Conductor Valdis Butāns

Soloists: Jānis Šipkēvics (vocal) and Matīss Čudars (guitar)

Programme: Scott McAllister – Mercury on the Moon for Tenor Soloist, Electric Guitar, Wind Ensemble and Electronics

Tickets available at „Biļešu paradīze” offices and www.bilesuparadize.lv

Conducted by Valdis Butāns, Orchestra RIGA and soloists Jānis Šipkēvics (vocal) and Matīss Čudars (guitar) will perform, for the first time in Latvia, the composition “Mercury on the Moon” written by Scott McAllister.

The composer himself has said: Mercury is the cantor or messenger for the entire composition. The inspiration of epic concept albums like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, and the haunting wide range of Freddie Mercury’s (Queen) voice and the mythological Mercury who was a messenger who wore winged sandals inspired the title of this work. The image of Mercury helplessly standing on the moon watching mankind destroy itself with fear and hate is the central concept of this work.