Upcoming concerts
Wednesday, 17 October
Jelgavas kultūras nams
Friday, 19 October
Cēsis Concert Hall
Friday, 26 October
The Embassy of Latgale GORS
Friday, 2 November
Liepāja, concert hall "Great Amber"

Participants: Latvian Radio Choir, Latvian Radio Big Band, soloists

Musical director and conductor: Sigvards Kļava

Libretto author: Inese Zandere

Director, video artist: Roberts Rubīns

Zemgale is the land of the plough and the sword, of fertile soil and of death. The land of military marches and funeral music, of time-honoured legends and confident brass bands playing at open-air dances. Wide, tilled fields turn into battle fields and burial grounds, and then yield crops again. From the fields of Zemgale sprung forth Latvian literary language, our first presidents and politicians, great poets and poetesses. Zemgale is as wide as its horizon, and Latvia flows through it like the river Lielupe whose tides bring together the rivulets of souls dispersed in the plains of history.

Inese Zandere, libretto author

Celebration of Latvia's Centenary