Beethoven’s Eroica, “Carion” and the LNSO


On 24 August – the one and only wind quintet Carion! They are a favourite of radio stations and music magazines all across Europe. The BBC Music Magazine gives a five-star rating to their every performance, and, according to Deutschlandradio Cologne, if you see them once, you will definitely want to see them again!

The Carion quintet is an internationally renowned, critically acclaimed Danish-Latvian ensemble whose members are Dóra Seres (flute), Egils Upatnieks (oboe), Egīls Šēfers (clarinet), David M.A.P. Palmquist (French horn), and Niels Anders Vedsten Larsen (bassoon).

The quintet has received numerous awards in top chamber music competitions in Europe and Japan. The band’s audio and video recordings have earned critical acclaim. In 2015, their record received the iTunes award for best classical album of the year.

‘No chairs. No music stands, nothing. The way Carion fill the stage with musical and emotional content is something remarkable’ (Allgemeine Zeitung). Every concert is a pure, classical, unforgettable chamber music show.

We will hear a symphony music hit and a unique new work in the concert on 24 August. Carion will perform the solo part in the new work.

The new work consists of three compositions by world-renowned composers – Britta Byström (Sweden), Anders Nordentoft (Denmark), and Andris Dzenītis (Latvia) whose part, titled Delta Returning, is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way. It was specifically commissioned by the LNSO in the series of new works commemorating Latvia’s centenary.

The programme also includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s classic masterpieceSymphony No. 3 (Eroica) to commemorate the composer’s 250th birthday which will be celebrated all across the world in 2020. The symphony was originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte who was the same age as Beethoven. The composer was an avid admirer of Napoleon until May, 1804, when he learned that Napoleon would coronate himself. The composer was so disappointed – indignant, even – about his idol’s decision to join the ranks of tyranny, that, overcome with rage (according to Beethoven’s assistant Ferdinand Ries), he tore the first page of the symphony with a demonstrative gesture, revoking the dedication.

The LNSO Summer Festival host, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, will perform at the second night under the baton of its music director and chief conductor Andris Poga.

The 24 August concert will be directed by the internationally renowned film director Dāvis Sīmanis. His equally brilliant work in concert directing earned him the Kilogram of Culture Award for directing the vocal symphonic music concert at the Latvian Song Festival in 2018 at Arena Riga. Dāvis Sīmanis will team up with the talented lighting designer Mārtiņš Feldmanis for the concert in Rēzekne.

Wind quintet Carion (Denmark/Latvia) and the LNSO

Conductor Andris POGA

Director Dāvis SĪMANIS

Lighting design Mārtiņs FELDMANIS


Andris DZENĪTIS, Brita BYSTRÖM, Anders NORDENTOFT New Work for Wind Quintet and Orchestra

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3


The concert is a part of the culture programme of Latvia’s Centenary Celebration.



24 Aug

19.00 / Saturday / Latgale Embassy GORS Great Hall


CARION - wind quintet


Andris Poga

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