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Vestards Šimkus. LISZTOMANIA.

10.09.21

The solo concert of LISZTOMANIA will allow you to enjoy the brightest musical compositions of the representative of romanticism Franz Liszt performed by the modern virtual pianist Vestards Šimkus.

September 10, from 19:00 to 20:45 (solo concert in two parts)

Tickets: www.bilesuserviss.lv and at the box office of House of the Black Heads.

Musicians are mystical creatures who, creating and performing musical compositions, rise several centimeters above the ground.

The solo concert of LISZTOMANIA will allow you to enjoy the brightest musical compositions of the representative of romanticism Franz Liszt performed by the modern virtual pianist Vestards Šimkus.

This year, the world celebrates the 210th anniversary of the legendary Hungarian composer and pianist of the 19th century romanticism, Franz Liszt.

Liszt is the main source of inspiration for many pianists - including Vestards Šimkus.

V. Šimkus first heard his musical compositions when he was eight years old, and thanks to them he fell in love with classical music so much.

The wall in Vestards' room was full of  Liszt’s photographs - he was a real rock star of classical music in his childhood and teenage years.

The pianist repeatedly tried to imagine what the listeners felt and experienced during Liszt's recital in Riga in 1842, when in the first part of the concert the piano was destroyed during his stormy playing, and was replaced by another, but in the second part of the concert the similar fate awaited the instrument.

V. Šimkus compiled an absolutely new program of Liszt's piano music for the solo concert "LISZTOMANIA", in which two directions - the divine and the world - will collide.

An impressively meditative composition "Benediction Of God In Solitude" and epic large-scale version of the composition "Vexilla regis prodeunt" will sound. Magical romantic "Berceuse", a devilishly crazy Second Mephisto Waltz and a Motifs from Beethoven's "Ruins of Athens", which in a particularly effective way are encouraging to critically reflect on the "destruction" of the cultural heritage of Western civilization, so widespread in our time. Do not forget that this civilization is that one which allowed such outstanding personalities as Franz Liszt to appear once.

Solo concert program:

Part 1

Vexilla regis prodeunt, S. 185 (1864)
Berceuse, S. 174 (2nd version / 2nd version, 1862)
Second Mephisto Waltz , S.515 (1881)

---- intermission -----


Part 2

Benediction Of God In Solitude, S.173 No.3 (1847)
Fantasy on Motifs from Beethoven's "Ruins of Athens", S.389 (1852)

Beginning at 19:00, entrance from 18:00

Duration of the program 1:45 (with intermission)

 

Before the start of the musical evening, there is an opportunity to get acquainted with the exposition of the House of the Black Heads and enjoy a drink in the Roll Bar.

House of the Black Heads invites you to enjoy the recital of Vestards Šimkus only at one level of security - without masks (with a digital certificate).

When purchasing a ticket, please verify the validity of the Covid-19 certificate.

At the entrance, please present:

1. Entrance ticket;
2. Identity document;
3. Covid-19 digital certificate confirming the fact of vaccination or transferred Covid-19 virus.

By purchasing a ticket for the event, the visitor agrees that the organizer can take video and photographs during the event.

More information: https://www.melngalvjunams.lv/lv/pasakumi

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