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Peace & Solidarity: EUROPAKONZERT ‘22 from Liepāja

Author: EuroArts Music International

Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko and Elīna Garanča at the Great Amber Hall in Liepāja, Latvia.

  • Great Amber Hall | Copyright: © Indrikis Sturmanis

    Great Amber Hall © Indrikis Sturmanis

  • Elīna Garanča | Copyright: © Deutsche Grammophon

    Elīna Garanča © Deutsche Grammophon

  • Kirill Petrenko | Copyright: © Stephan Rabold

    Kirill Petrenko © Stephan Rabold

On 1 May every year, the Berliner Philharmoniker present the famous EUROPAKONZERT (European Concert). Taking place in a different European city each year, the concert not only celebrates the orchestra’s birthday, but also Europe’s shared cultural heritage. The first concert took place on 1 May 1991, and EuroArts has been a solid partner right from the start, accompanying the orchestra on the inaugural concert and – indeed – all others since then.

This year’s concert celebrating the orchestra’s 140th anniversary was originally scheduled to take place at the Odesa National Academic Opera. Due to the current events a new venue has had to be found: The Europakonzert with the Berliner Philharmoniker under chief conductor Kirill Petrenko and with Elīna Garanča then took place in the city of Liepāja, in beautiful Latvia. “Great Amber” is the name of the city’s concert hall, it has 1024 seats and it is the largest concert hall of the Baltic.

The programme is a show of solidarity with Odesa and Ukraine and stands for a peaceful coexistence in Europe with music by composers whose musical message is about freedom and self-determination.

Genre Orchestral Music
Recording location Great Amber Hall in Liepāja, Latvia
Duration approx. 90'
Production Company EuroArts Music
Co-Producer RBB, LTV, NHK, CCTV
TV Director Henning Kasten
Distribution TV EuroArts Music
English title of music work Valentyn Silvestrov: Elegie, Peteris Vasks: Musica dolorosa, Luciano Berio: Folk Songs (Elīna Garanča), Leoš Janáček: Taras Bulba, Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
Orchestra / Band Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor Kirill Petrenko
Soloist Elīna Garanča

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