Program 2004

OPENING of the FESTIVAL. KROUMATA
October 22 19:00 Riga Railroad Museum
Steve Reich “Music for pieces of wood”, Mats Larsson-Gothe “Oscuro”, Jannis Ksenakis “Peaux”, Andris Dzenītis “Bang for three”, Alfred Shnitke “Quartet”, Steve Reich “Drumming” (Part 1) 
Percussion ensemble KROUMATA (Sweden)

GORECKI and ESTONIAN PHILARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR
October 23 18:00 St.John’s Church
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki “Kurpian Song”, Erik Bergman “Galgenlieder”, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki “Kurpian Song 2”, Kaija Saariaho “Nuits, adieux”, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki “Kurpian Song 3”, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen “Statements”, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki “Kurpian Song 4”, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki “Kurpian Song 5”, Erkki-Sven Tüür “Excitatio”
Conductor Paul Hillier, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)

Concert of ELECTRONIC MUSIC
October 23 20:00 Theatre and Music Museum
Terre Thaemlitz (USA), Eriks Esenvalds, Rolands Kronlaks, Voldemars Johansons

Ensemble MUSICATREIZE (France)
October 25 18:00 Latvian National Museum of Art
Maurice Ohana “Nuit de Pouchkine”, Philippe Gouttenoire “O strana morte” Edith Canat de Chizy “Quatrains”, Maurice Ohana “Swan Song”, François Bernard Mâch “Danaé”
Conductor Roland Hayrabedian

STEVE REICH and NICK GOTHAM
October 28 19:00 Great Guild
Steve Reich “Music for 18 Musicians”, Nic Gotham “Light Music” (first performance), Steve Reich “City Life”
Riga Chamber Players, Latvian Radio Chamber Singers, soloist Nic Gotham, conductor Normunds Sne

STEVE REICH public interview
October 29 12:00 Latvian Academy of Music

ACADEMY OF NEW MUSIC
October 29 15:00 Latvian Academy of Music
Compositions by students of the Baltic Music Academies, Steve Reich “Clapping Music”
Sinfonia Concertante, conductor Andris Vecumnieks

BUTANS, MASKATS and REICH
October 30 18:00 St.John’s Church
Peteris Butans “Lux aeterna” (world premiere), Arturs Maskats “Да исполнятся молитвы наши”, Steve Reich “Proverb”
Latvian Radio Choir, conductors Sigvards Kļava and Kaspars Putnins

LES LIVRES DU SILENCE
November 5 19:00 Latvian National Theatre
November 6 14:00 Latvian National Theatre
November 6 19:00 Latvian National Theatre
Andris Dzenitis “Les livres du silence”
Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Kaspars Putnins, in colooboration with theatre Cryptic (Scotland), directed by Cathie Boyd

RIGA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
November 12 19:00 Latvian National Opera
Charles Ives “Variations on America”, Charles Koleman “Streetscape”, Steve Reich “Three Movements”, John Adams “Violin concerto”
Soloist Ernst Kovachich, conductor Normunds Sne


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