LATVIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CONDUCTOR: ANDRIS POGA
ORGAN : IVETA APKALNA
FRANZ LISZT / MARCEL DUPRE
Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam”
Romeo and Juliet (excerpts from suites no. 1 and no. 2)
Montagues and Capulets (Suite No. 2)
Juliet as a Young Girl (Suite No. 2)
Friar Laurence (Suite n°2)
Dance (suite n°2)
Menuet (suite n°1)
Masks (suite n°1)
Romeo with Juliet before their separation (suite n°2)
Death of Tybalt (suite n°1)
Latvia is highlighted in an exciting programme conducted by Andris Poga and accompanied by the organist Iveta Apkalna.
A cornerstone of Latvian culture, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra is equally a representative of musical creativity as a guardian of classical treasures. The orchestra has an impressive prize list and a remarkable cohesion, reinforced in recent years through the musical direction of Andris Poga. The Latvian ensemble and its conductor will open the evening with Iveta Apkalna (titular organist of the Elbe Philharmonic) in the contemporary work Hymnus by Peteris Vasks, before performing the Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale «Ad nos, ad salutarem undam» by Franz Liszt, arranged for organ by Marcel Dupré. This ‘Prophet’s Fugue’, as Liszt called it, is one of the most impressive secular works of the entire organ literature. To conclude the concert, the orchestra will perform excerpts from suites 1 and 2 of the famous score Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.