Opening of the Jūrmala Festival. Rhapsody in Blue, Ravel’s Tzigane and Carmen Fantasy

Artists:
Kristīne Balanas, violin
Julian Joseph (UK), piano
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Guntis Kuzma

Programme:
Gerónimo Giménez Intermezzo from zarzuela La boda de Luis Alonso (“The Wedding of Luis Alonso”)
Maurice Ravel “Tzigane”
George Enescu “Romanian Rhapsody No. 1”
Pablo de Sarasate “Carmen Fantasy”
Leonard Bernstein “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story”
George Gershwin “Rhapsody in Blue”

The opening concert on 15th July will feature the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, conductor Guntis Kuzma, violinist Kristīne Balanas and pianist Julian Joseph. The programme will include George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances, as well as virtuoso passionate works by Maurice Ravel, George Enescu, and Pablo de Sarasate.