Summer premieres in Latvia

On 30 July Agnese Urka, Dārta Treija, Christopher Walsh and Eduards Fiskovičs will give the first performance of Exile Meditations at the Latvian National Railway Museum in Rīga.  The half-hour piece sets texts by four of the so-called ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ poets (Latvian post-war displaced persons who eventually settled in New York) and three present-day Middle Eastern refugee writers.

On 22 August Arvydas Kazlauskas and the State Choir “Latvija” under Māris Sirmais will premiere Ave maris stella (combining the medieval Latin hymn with a contemporary poem by Anna Rancāne) at St Gertrude Old Church in Rīga.