Premiere: Volcano Symphony
On March 10, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) will perform the world premiere of Ēriks’ new Volcano Symphony. The performance will feature the LNSO, State Choir Latvija, soloist Dita Krenberga, conductor Māris Sirmais, and video works by Roberts Rubīns. Aside from the new work, the programme also includes choral works as well as Ēriks’ stories from his expeditions to volcanic areas in the US, Hawaii and New Zealand, and his research on volcanic mythology from around the world.
The Volcano Symphony is Ēriks’ second multimedia symphony exploring natural phenomenona. It follows the Nordic Light Symphony (2015) dedicated to the aurora borealis or Northern Lights, which was performed in the US, Germany, and Latvia and will have its Canadian premiere this season.