Photo author SIA "Kurzemes filharmonija"

Publish date 18.04.2023

On 26 May at 18:00, the Concert Hall Latvija will be hosting a solo concert entitled In Warm Light by Jānis Šipkēvics, also known as Shipsea, which will also feature the young singer Una Daniela and a string quartet.

In the concert program In Warm Light, Shipsea has combined songs that, in his opinion, reflect the wide range of temperatures of love – from Rainis’ ‘Meitenes ar ledus acīm‘ to hot passion. The best-known pieces of Shipsea, including ‘Taviem ceļiem’, ‘Mežaparks’, and also ‘Tavi viļņi’, ‘Pie upes’, ‘Dunka’, and ‘Siltā gaismā’ from his latest album Apgaismo mani, will be performed in a new interpretation in combination of string quartet, piano, and vocal.

The programme also features the most beautiful melodies once created by Imants Kalniņš, Kate Bush, and Peter Gabriel. The young singer Una Daniela and the charming ladies of the string quartet will take the stage alongside with Shipsea.

“There was a strong taste of nostalgia after my birthday concert last August, and I really wanted to continue. Also, after receiving positive feedback from the audience, I felt that we should do it. However, simply repeating the same thing didn’t seem interesting to me, so this programme is not a copy of the birthday concert. This is such an emotionally fragile event, but preparing for it was pure pleasure,” says Shipsea about his solo programme.

The original music project Shipsea by Jānis Šipkēvics was created in 2013. His album Apgaismo mani which was released in 2022 became his first full-length album. The singer has formed part of the vocal ensemble Cosmos and, together with another former member of the ensemble, Reinis Sējāns, created the band Instrumenti. He has also carried out many individual projects. In 2020, he received the national theatre’s award (Spēlmaņu nakts Award) for his work in the chamber opera Tagadne. Time Present by Krists Auznieks which was composed for the voice of Jānis Šipkēvics and the orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga.

The concert is organised by SIA “Kurzemes filharmonija” and financed by the European Regional Development Fund and 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.

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