The Concert of Orchestral and Chamber Music on Friday, July 5, 16:00 at Koerner Hall will include the works of three major Canadian Composers of Latvian heritage and will serve as a launch party for a new CD being added to the Canadian Music Centre’s catalogue of works by Talivaldis Kenins, Imants Raminsh and Janis Kalnins.
This concert will include a performance of the recently recovered and restored Violin Concerto by Janis Kalnins featured on the new CD. Originally composed in 1946, in a refugee camp in Lubeck, Germany, it was last performed in Canada in 1962 after Janis Kalnins had immigrated to Fredericton where he played an important role in the creation of The New Brunswick Symphony.
The concert will also include Talivaldis Kenins 1953 “Scherzo concertante” for small orchestra, Imants Raminsh “Aria” for violin and piano and an overture by Emmy award winning Latvian-American composer Lolita Ritmane.
Featured artists include pianist Arthur Ozolins, violinist Laura Zarina, flautist Agita Cerusa and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra lead by conductor Maris Sirmais from Latvia.