Events and tours

Intangible Dreams

2019 January 16 Past event
1 h. 20 min.
14.00 €
Start of the Event: 6.30 pm
Riga Saxophone Quartet (Latvia): Katrīna Kivleniece (soprano saxophone), Artis Sīmanis (alto saxophone), Ainars Šablovskis (tenor saxophone), Baiba Tilhena (baritone saxophone)
Savva Zihs (accordion, Latvia)

This luring title beckons us to a concert presented by the Riga Saxophone Quartet. Having celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary last year, the ensemble is the recipient of 1999 Great Music Award (Lielā mūzikas balva) awarded in recognition of its active concertizing career and achieved artistic excellence. Over the years its concert itineraries have covered almost all of Europe, also reaching Canada, China and the U.S. The Ensemble has also repeatedly returned to the Klaipėda Concert Hall. It has been the resident ensemble of the International Saxophone Music Festival “Saxophonia” held in Riga since 1999.
This time the Riga Saxophone Quartet will appear together with young Latvian accordionist, Savva Zihs. He feels equally at home performing music across the most diverse genres and styles, starting from Baroque and ending with Tango Nuevo.
“Intangible Dreams” consists of original compositions for solo accordion and in combination with the saxophone quartet by the 20th- and 21st-century composers. It is especially pleasing to know that the quartet decided to include a new Lithuanian piece in its repertoire and will perform the world premiere of a new work by Vaida Striaupaitė-Beinarienė. But once there is an accordion, some Ástor Piazzolla music is a must. This and much more awaits you at this concert presented by the Latvian musicians.
Jean-Pierre Solves, Mārīte Dombrovska, Vaida Striaupaitė-Beinarienė, Benoit Stasiaczyk, Vladimir Zubitsky, Ástor Piazzolla, Alexis Ciesla, Sylvain Kassap, Philippe Geiss