NOTES OF THE WANDERERS
Sunday, 2011 August 14th, 6 PM
Dzintari Concert Hall
SUMMERTIME Festival Opening Night
Inessa Galante (soprano)
Irina Dolzhenko (mezzo soprano, Russia)
Yusif Eivazov (tenor)
Juri Batukov (baritone, Germany)
Ints Dâlderis (clarinet)
Balasz Szokolay (piano, Hungary)
Jaroslaw Nadrzycki (violin, Poland)
Latvian National Symphony orchestra,
Conductor Tadeusz Wojciechowski (Poland)
Program: Bizet’s and Verdi’s opera music (arias, duos and paraphrases)
Traditionally, European opera stars and legendary musicians open the festival.
The patroness of the festival Inessa Galante (she was awarded Gold and Platinum discs for the continuing sales of her CDs) performs on the greatest opera stages of Europe and USA.
Irina Dolzhenko is the primadonna of the Bolsnoi Theatre. Undoubtedly, the modern Russia’s opera art may boast with her unique mastery.
The successful opera artists of the highest level Yusif Eyvazov and Juri Batukov appears in Latvia for the first time. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov is the Grand Prix winner at two international vocal competitions in Italy. He was awarded with Gianandrea Gavazzeni medal. Russian baritone Juri Batukov lives in Germany, but performs at the most prestigious European theatres, such as Teatro Real, Opéra Bastille, Theatre des Champs Elysées, Wiener Staatsoper...
Young Polish violinist Jaroslaw Nadrzycki is the debutant of the festival. He graduated from Academy of Music in Poznan and the Royal Academy of Music. Jaroslaw has performed with many renowned orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Zurich Symphony Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Hamburg Philharmonic… At 2011/12 season Jaroslaw will play with Valery Gergiev in St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre and the concerto performance with Vladimir Jurovski and the LPO.
Ints Dâlderis, a brilliant clarinetist-virtuoso, shows us his mastery.
Hungarian pianist Balázs Szokolay is one of the most prominent Liszt’s music interpreters of today. In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Liszt Prize by the Hungarian Government.
The frequent guest in Latvia maestro Tadeusz Wojciechowski is one of the most remarkable Polish conductors.