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LF17L19 Archaeology of Nothing – A Commissioned Multimedia Work by Latvian Composer Krists Auznieks

Archaeology of Nothing is an immersive evening-length exploration of the self through music, movement, and visual art. Commissioned by the ensemble Contemporaneous from visionary Latvian composer Krists Auznieks, this project will receive its world premiere in the winter of 2017-2018, performed and presented by Contemporaneous. Integrating Auznieks’s music, the beautiful space of Brooklyn venue National Sawdust, texts selected by the composer, and the work of a collaborating visual artist, Archaeology of Nothing invites the audience to examine the nature of the voice within the self and explore fundamental questions of identity — what is the self, and what makes us each an individual? Auznieks received his BA from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and MM from the Yale School of Music. His latest opera NeoArctic is nominated for the Grand Music Award of Latvia as the show of the year.

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LF17L22 Emīls Dārziņš Mixed Choir and Oregon Repertory Singers in Concert

In October 2017, Oregon Repertory Singers will open its 44th season of concerts with a collaborative program with the Emīls Dārziņš Mixed Choir. The Emīls Dārziņš Choir (Latvia) and Oregon Repertory Singers (Portland, OR, USA) are community-based ensembles recognized for their artistic excellence. Both have received local and international acclaim for their commitment to interesting and diverse repertoire, and exceptional performance quality. As hosts of the Emīls Dārziņš Choir, Oregon Repertory Singers members and staff will assist and participate in lodging/homestays, social activities, and rehearsal arrangements. ORS will manage all concert production (e.g. venue contracts, regional marketing). The concert will take place on Oct. 21 & 22, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in SW Portland. ORS and the Emīls Dārziņš Choir will perform choral music from the US and Latvia, and then join in a combined finale, celebrating our collaborative cultural exchange.

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The famous Latvian group Iļģi performed in the U.S. and Canada. The tour was organized by TILTS and made possible with funding from the Ministry of Culture of Latvia, PBLA, and the Latvian Foundation. Performances in November: 12th - New York, 13th – Boston, 16th - Cleveland, 18th – Toronto, 19th – Philadelphia, 20th – Latvian community center Priedaine in NJ.


LF15L09 Chronicles of Melanie

Starring: Sabine Timoteo, Guna Zariņa, Maija Doveika, Baiba Broka, Ivars Krasts, Astrīda Kairiša, Ģirts Krūmiņš, Lilita Ozoliņa, Erwin Leder, Viktor Nemets, Jana Čivžele, Anete Saulīte-Romanovska
Genre: Drama
Director: Viesturs Kairišs


2016 Latvian Foundation annual meeting in the Catskills

New York Latvian parish camp in the Catskills welcomed Latvian Foundation and American Latvian Artists' Union (ALMA) - both organizations had their annual meetings at the same time and the same place this year. Photo album lets you glimpse the wonderful fall weekend.

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