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In part one, the LNSO will present their latest CD, released by the US label Odradek Records. The CD contains two masterpieces by Serge Rachmaninoff : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and cantata The Bells. On August 28, you will hear the Rhapsody with Vestards Šimkus playing the solo.In part two, you will hear La voix humaine (The Human Voice) – a lyrical, emotionally profound one-act opera by Francis Poulenc. The opera is about a woman who tries to fix her broken relationship with her lover in disjointed phone calls. The piece is currently very popular globally, and the LNSO has invited the outstanding French soprano Karen Vourc’h to join them for the performance. The singer has significant experience of performing Poulenc’s opera and has a has a colourful voice like velvet.
18.00 / Sunday / Vidzeme concert hall “Cēsis”
Vestard Shimkus - piano