August 19, 2019

MILOŠ and Peretyatko: Excellent Concerts Loved by the Audience

On August 17th two wonderful concerts took place in the Small Hall of the Dzintari Concert Hall: guitarist MILOŠ and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra String Quartet played music from Bach to The Beatles; while the evening saw a top solo concert given by soprano Olga Peretyatko, who replaced tenor Joseph Calleja, who had taken ill.

“I want to wake the guitar up from this hibernation, and show what I can do and what my instrument can do,” said the artist known by his stage name MILOŠ after the release of his first album. He is helped in fulfilling his dream by both his personality and talent, because as reported by The Independent, “no other guitarist can match his graceful blend of personal charisma and technical finesse.” Along with the LNSO quartet, guitarist MILOŠ performed repertoire for the RĪGA JŪRMALA audience which included both iconic pieces written for this instrument and arrangements of pieces from different eras, taking the audience on a musical journey from J.S.Bach all the way to the most popular hits of the British group The Beatles.

Photos of the concert guests are available here. (Photo credits: Evija Trifanova)

Photos of the concert are available here. (Photo credits: Evija Trifanova)

Soprano Olga Peretyako, who performed a solo programme yesterday in the Small Hall of the Dzintari Concert Hall, replaced the previously announced tenor Joseph Calleja, who was forced to cancel his visit to the festival due to health problems. Peretyako performed the most-loved gems of her repertoire: vocal works of Bizet, Offenbach, Rachmaninoff, Donizetti and Rossini. Peretyako’s uniquely captivating voice and stage presence allow the singer to successfully unite a career in opera houses with frequent solo concerts on legendary stages. In Jūrmala, the singer enjoyed the enthusiasm of the audience, while the concert ended in a standing ovation.

Photos of the concert guests are available here. (Photo credits: Pauls Zvirbulis)

Photos of the concert are available here. (Photo credits: Ilmārs Znotiņš)