A joint performance of the Liepaja Symphonic Orchestra and India’s violin icon and the distinguished composer Dr. L. Subramaniam took place on the 22nd of September in the “Great Amber” Concert Hall in Liepaja. A Symphony in honour of the centenary of the Republic of Latvia, composed by Dr. L. Subramaniam especially for this occasion, was first performed at the concert. The audience also enjoyed the concert for violin and orchestra “Isabel” and the symphony “Bharat” composed by Dr. L. Subramaniam in honour of the 70th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of India. In addition, the first ever symphony of the renowned Latvian composer Janis Lusens “The Romantic Symphony” was also performed.
In the Symphony dedicated to the centenary of Latvia Dr. L. Subramaniam has incorporated tunes from well-known Latvian folk songs. The Symphony is divided into three parts, first of which is a happy one, the second is emotional and vital reflecting the nation’s awareness of its independence, while the third one reflects the nation’s readiness to move on. Happiness and unity are reflected in all three parts of the Symphony.
Ambassador of Latvia to India, H.E. Aivars Groza, also attended the concert. He gave an interview to Latvia Radio 2 and discussed future cooperation projects with the Liepaja Symphonic orchestra and the Indian musicians, including joint performances in India in 2018.
You can learn more about the concert here.
Cooperation between the Liepaja Symphonic Orchestra and Dr. L. Subramaniam started in January 2015 with joint performances in New Delhi and Mumbai in honour of the inauguration of the Embassy of Latvia in India and the presidency of Latvia of the Council of the European Union. The Liepaja Symphonic Orchestra performed in New Delhi in the framework of the Lakshminarayana Global Music festival. Symphony No 9 by Antonín Dvořák as well as Dr. L. Subramaniam’s compositions were performed. Full concert halls and standing ovation reflected the Indian audience’s love for the classical music and gave an impetus to plan future cooperation projects.
Dr. L. Subramaniam is one of the most outstanding contemporary violinists and for several decades has been a highly demanded musician all over the world. He has earlier visited and performed in Latvia, including in the “Global Fusion” project in 2013.
You can learn more about the exceptional violinist and composer here: http://indianviolin.com/