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Liepaja Organ Music Festival

02.08.2011

One the highlights of Latvia’s music event calendar each year is the Liepaja International Organ Music Festival that will be held in Kurzeme’s largest city for the tenth time.

One the highlights of Latvia’s music event calendar each year is the Liepaja International Organ Music Festival that will be held in Kurzeme’s largest city for the tenth time.

This festival has attracted organists from near and far with the opportunity to play the 18th century organ in Liepaja’s Holy Trinity Cathedral – still the world’s largest, non-reconstructed mechanical organ. Its sound is a delight for both player and audience alike.

September 3-October 1 are the dates for this year’s festival.

This tremendous instrument has been savored by such luminaries as the Lebanese organist/composer Naji Hakim, Austrian composer/conductor/organist Martin Haselböck and Latvia’s “organ music world ambassador” – Iveta Apkalna. Many outstanding musicians have appeared at the festival over the years, a total of about 40. The same holds true this year, so we urge you plan your vacation as soon as possible, and reserve a room in one of Liepaja’s lovely and friendly hotels.

Trinity Cathedral’s architecture is late-Baroque, with Classicism contours, but its dominant is Baroque-based decorative ornateness and picturesqueness, with light/shadow contrasts. The interior, however, is more characteristic of Rococo – complete with seashell and coral motifs.

This church is open to visitors not just during services and concerts. One can climb to the steeple-top and enjoy a splendid view of the city and the Baltic Sea beyond.

http://ocean.lv/Trisvienibas-baznica-Eng/OCEAN_Trisvienibas-baznica-eng.html

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