On 6 May at 17 the concert “Mans zelts ir mana tauta” (My Gold is My People) will take place at the Theatre House “Jūras vārti”, where the most beautiful songs of Latvian composers about the love of their nation and homeland will be sung by Zigfrīds Muktupāvels, Dināra Rudāne, Anmary and Atis Ieviņš.
Accompaniment will be provided by an instrumental band featuring Jānis Lūsēns, Aivars Gudrais, Harijs Gūtmanis, Uģis Upenieks and Jānis Lūsēns junior. The concert will feature melodies by Jānis Lūsēns, Zigmārs Liepiņš, Raimonds Pauls, Uldis Marhilēvičs, Juris Kulakovs, Mārtiņš Brauns, Uldis Stabulnieks, Harijs Zariņš and other composers.
The concert will include not only great music, but also audio recordings of the voices of great Latvian poets reading their poetry dedicated to our country and people as a particularly emotional message.
“My gold is my people, my glory is their glory…” Although these lines of poetry by Rūdolfs Blaumanis were written 120 years ago, they have become relevant in today’s context. “It is time to stand up for our Latvian state, its glory and values. About the homeland, language and power, because it is in the songs that there is power. In song we are united and strong. This is what is most needed at the moment”, says concert producer Aigars Dinsbergs, recalling that this programme is a continuation of the national celebration concert series that started 14 years ago.
In previous years, the programmes “My Song for Latvia”, “Golden Songs of Latvian Cinema and Theatre”, “Songs of Free Latvia”, “Songs of My People”, “For My Homeland”, “I for My Homeland” and others have been produced in this series.
The concert in Ventspils is organised by “Kurzemes filharmonija” and supported by the Ventspils State City Municipality. Tickets are available for purchase at the ticket sales network Biļešu paradīze and also at the box offices of the Theatre House Jūras vārti and the Concert Hall Latvija.