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Jānis Šipkēvics wrote Zenith, a song series for two boys and eight instruments, specially for the LNSO Summer Festival. Together with his former classmate, lyricist Marts Pujāts, Jānis envisioned the cycle as a narrative of school-year experiences, replete with visceral emotion.
Jānis Šipkēvics: “In a peculiar psychology session, compositions of various genres will reconnect us with the magical era of our school years. The music is as if written for an imaginary orchestra by a child who wants to understand what goes on around him and infuse it all with meaning – playful, existential, funny, moving, transcendental and ordinary in a boyish way.”
The production team includes stage director Viesturs Meikšāns and set and costume designer Rūta Briede. Performance by students of the Riga Cathedral Choir School, and the LNSO Zenith Band led by Guntis Kuzma.
13.00 / Saturday / Vidzeme concert hall “Cēsis”
Jānis Šipkēvics song cycle Zenith
Stage director Viesturs MEIKŠĀNS
Set design Rūta BRIEDE
Playwright Marts PUJĀTS
LNSO Zenith Band, leader Guntis KUZMA