Christmas Festival. Christmas by Johann Sebastian Bach
- Dzintari concert hall, small hall
- Turaidas iela 1
- Aigars Raumanis, saxophone
- Aigars Reinis, organ
The concert program is designed as a musical conversation between two outstanding personalities – the German baroque genius, master of polyphony, Johann Sebastian Bach, and contemporary American cult composer, minimalist Philip Glass. The initiators of this exciting conversation are two laureates of the Grand Music Prize – the talented saxophonist Aigars Raumanis and the experienced music director of Riga Cathedral and the Cathedral’s organist Aigars Reinis. Along with Bach’s organ preludes, Glass’s solo saxophone melodies written for the show “Prisoner of Love” and his world-famous organ piece “Mad Rush” will be played. The two excellent playing partners have also created covers of several works especially for this program, including fragments from Bach’s Oboe Concerto, as well as Glass’s Viol Sonata and Viol Concerto in new timbres. Listeners will be surprised and addressed by hypnotizing soundscapes, swirling rhythms and energizing harmonies, comforting revelations and timeless beauty.
Program: Johann Sebastian Bach, Philip Glass