“CĒSIS 2021” ART FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Updated: Jul 12

“CĒSIS 2021” ART FESTIVAL

PROGRAMME “MYTHS AND RITUALS”

10th July – 15th August



Visual arts exhibition “Flying Closer to the Sun”


10th July – 15th August

Cēsis Centre for Contemporary Art, Raiņa street 27, Cēsis


Curators: Daiga Rudzāte, Žanete Skarule


Artists: Aija Zariņa, Miķelis Fišers, Andris Eglītis, Ģirts Muižnieks, Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo, Katrīna Neiburga, Vika Eksta


Working hours:

Monday – closed

Tuesday to Thursday: 12.00 – 18.00

Friday and Saturday: 12.00 – 20.00

Sunday: 12.00 to 17.00


Exhibition “Whole” by “SEB Scholarship in Painting 2020” Laureate Madara Kvēpa


10th July – 14th August

Raiskuma krogs, Gaujas iela 92


Curator: Auguste Petre


Working hours:

Monday – closed

Tuesday to Thursday: 12.00 – 18.00

Friday and Saturday: 12.00 – 20.00

Sunday: 12.00 to 17.00


Sound and Motion exhibit Danse macabre / The Dance of Death


Saturday, 10th July, 20:00

The opening event;the courtyard of the Cēsis Centre for Contemporary Art


Conceptual designers /creators – Edgars Mākens, Krišs Salmanis

Choreographer – Rūdolfs Gediņš

Violin – Sandis Šteinbergs

Alto – Pēteris Trasuns

Cello – Dace Zālīte-Zilberte

Flute, vocals, electronic music – Elizabete Balčus

Musical saw, percussion – Oksana Balode

Trumpet – Gatis Gorkuša

Tuba – Roberts Brants

Percussion – Aivars Krastiņš

Electric organ, guitar – Edgars Mākens

Introduction – narrated by Orests Silabriedis



Concert “Heavenclock”


Saturday, 31st July, 19:00

Cēsis St. John's Church


Solos – organist Aigars Reinis, saxophonist Aigars Raumanis, percussionist Ernests Mediņš



Act III of Richard Wagner’s “The Valkyrie” / Concert


Saturday, 14th August, 21:00

Open-air Stage, the Cēsis Medieval Castle Park


Solos:

Brünnhilde: Catherine Foster

Wotan: Egils Siliņš

Sieglinde: Liene Kinča

Gerhilde: Dana Bramane

Ortlinde: Aira Rūrāne

Waltraute: Ieva Parša

Schwertleite: Irma Pavāre

Helmwige: Tatjana Trenogina

Siegrune: Natālija Krēsliņa

Grimgerde: Ilona Bagele

Rossweise: Andžella Goba


The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra


Conductor – Andris Poga


Director – Viesturs Kairišs


“The Valkyrie”, the second of the four music dramas that constitute “The Ring of Nibelung”, is one of Richard Wagner’s most famous operas. It is a story about the love and hate relationship between gods and humans, imbued with grand passions and high ideals. The main characters of the opera will be played by the world-famous Wagnerian opera singers Catherine Foster, Liene Kinča and Egils Siliņš. Catherine Foster is one of the world's most outstanding performers of role of Brinhild. She has performed in Germany, Japan, USA, Netherlands, Hungary etc. This will also not be the first time the Latvian bass-baritone Egilas Siliņš will be performing“The Valkyrie” – in 2019, he played the main character of Votan at Teatro di San Carlo Italy’s oldest opera house in Naples.Liene Kinča had her debut in the Latvian National Opera in 2005 and has twice – in 2011 and 2013– received the annual “Latvijas Gāze” (Latvian Gas Company) Opera Award for Best Solo Singer. The concert is directed by Viesturs Kairišs whose successful work with Wagner’s operas began in 2007 and has introduced him to the international stage.



GRAND PRIX theatre cycle


7th August – 4th September

Cēsis Concert Hall, 16:00 and/or 20:00



Dita Rietuma’s film selection “Myths and Rituals” in collaboration with the Cēsis Concert Hall


17th July – 14th August

“Cēsis” Concert Hall

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