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Tenso Days in Riga: Igor Stravinsky "Symphony of Psalms"
Three prominent European choirs and Latvian National Symphony Orchestra unite for the performance of Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms".
October 18 at the St.Peter's Church , RIAS "Kammerchor" from Germany, "Eric Ericsons Kammarkör" from Sweden, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Latvian National Symphony Orchestra will come together under conductor Kaspars Putniņš as part of the "Tenso Days" for the performance of one of the most complex and greatest opus’ of 20th century choral music - Igor Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms".
The main themes of the "Tenso Days" programme - the mystical, the profane and the sacred - are the focal points where different music epochs from various countries meet ethnic choir culture, and novelties in choir music meet traditional choral performance, creating a synthesis of innovative vocal arts and other contemporary art forms.
The Tenso Network Europe unites the European choirs since 2003. One of the four founders of the network and its driving force in terms of ideas is Latvian Radio Choir, which will host the international choir festival "Tenso Days in Riga" in October 2014, when Riga will become the capital of European professional choirs, organizing masterclasses for young composers, meetings of professionals, and concerts. "Tenso Days in Riga" will see the Latvian Radio Choir and other leading European professional choirs offering programs to the audiences never presented before.