The Latvian National Choir
Maris Sirmais, Conductor
The Latvian National Choir, a leading exponent of the great Baltic choral tradition, performs an eclectic program including works by Arvo Pärt, 2014 Grammy nominee Ugis Praulins, and three U.S. premieres of works by acclaimed Latvian composers Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, and Raimonds Tiguls.
Vytautas Miskinis: O salutaris hostia
Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Arvo Pärt: The Deer's Cry
Arvo Pärt: Which was the Son of
Vaclovas Augustinas: Cantata Domino
Ugis Praulins: Veni Sancte Spiritus
Jekabs Janchevskis: Odplyw (U.S. Premiere)
Gundega Smite: Song of stone (U.S. Premiere)
Raimonds Tiguls: Nyari gianta (U.S. Premiere)
Eriks Esenvalds: Northern Lights
Veljo Tormis: Ingrian Evenings
This concert is a part of the Latvian president's public diplomacy and culture program of the Council of the European Union.
Leadership support for music programming in 2015 provided by the J.C. Flowers Foundation and the Thompson Family Foundation.