Kokle player Laima Jansone and multi-instrumentalist Saulius Petreikis to give a concert in Liepāja

Kokle player Laima Jansone and multi-instrumentalist Saulius Petreikis to give a concert in Liepāja

On Sunday, 5 November, at 15.00, the virtuoso Latvian ethnographic kokle player Laima Jansone and the talented Lithuanian multi-instrumentalist Saulius Petreikis will perform at the “Great Amber” concert hall in Liepāja. Both musicians will demonstrate their knack for adding a contemporary touch to traditional melodies in the concert programme “Baltic Symbols”, a mixture of Latvian and Lithuanian folklore motifs, lullabies, and improvisations.

Laima Jansone, follows her own path in playing the traditional Latvian kokle, combining traditional ways of playing with exciting modernity. She evokes an incredible sound world fusing the ethnographic and electric sounds of the kokle with improvisations and various effects. Each of her performances is something extraordinary – both surprising and adventurous for the audience and her partners on stage. For the upcoming concert, Laima has chosen to play a variety of different kokle, creating a space that alternates between fast and impulsive, serene, and inward.

Saulius Petreikis is one of the few European instrumentalists who can play around 50 different woodwinds collected from all over the world, including ancient Baltic tribal instruments. The masterful interpretation will include traditional and academic woodwinds such as the trumpet, duduk, bansuri, hulusi, various horns, lurs a.k.a. the old Scandinavian horn, wooden trumpet, ney, etc.

VIDEO preview of Laima Jansone and Saulius Petreikis' chamber music programme: https://youtu.be/tEybodsgBZU

As usual for the concert series “Personally” – after the concert, you will have the opportunity to meet the musicians informally in the 2nd floor gallery to share some thoughts on their creative journey, sources of inspiration and challenges.

The concert is organised by the “Lielais Dzintars” Ltd. with the support of Liepāja Municipality and the European Regional Development Fund. For more information, please visit www.lielaisdzintars.lv/en. Tickets are available at the “Biļešu paradise” box offices throughout Latvia, on the website www.bilesuparadize.lv/en and at the concert hall information centre.

For further information please contact the concert hall information centre. Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 11.00-17.00, Saturday-Sunday: 10.00-15.00. Phone: +37163424555, e-mail: info@lielaisdzintars.lv