Festival “European Christmas” Beethoven, Old Riga and Ancient Greece

The quintet of wind instruments of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra with the always reliable pianist Agnese Egliņa will bring you into the world of colorful, sophisticated and joyful chamber music.

Ludwig van Beethoven in his early Quintet op. 16 referred to Mozart’s music, and this opus could be seen as a piano and wind instrument in a small chamber concert.
Gundega Šmite, a Latvian sound magician living in Greece, has dressed up the sounds of secrets and stories of Old Riga and the quiet Trokšņu Street.
The first flute of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Tommaso Pratola, will perform one of the most impressive compositions in the flute’s repertoire – the “Song of Linus” by the 20th century French spiritualist and archaeologist Andre Jolie.
Jean-François’s creative motto was “give pleasure” and he will entertain us comfortably in his suite “Galanto Date”

Ludwig van Beethoven,
Jean Françaix,
Gundega Šmite,
André Jolivet

Agnese Egliņa (piano)
Artūrs Šults (French horn)
Egils Upatnieks (oboe)
Mārtiņš Circenis (clarinet)
Tommāso Pratola (flute)