On 24 October, 18:00 at the Great Hall of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) the outstanding Latvian pianist Reinis Zariņš will give a piano solo concert 'The Dance of the Keys'.
Tickets are available at Biļešu Paradīze box offices and online at www.bilesuparadize.lv. To obtain a free ticket, name the code word: rsuemployee (or accordingly rsustudent) when collecting your ticket at the box office or enter the respective code when finalizing the transaction online (commission fee 0.01 EUR). Each RSU employee/student may collect only one free ticket. The standard ticket price is 5 to 10 EUR.
The concert is not intended for children of pre-school age. The RSU childcare centre will be opened during the event.
The talented pianist will perform Partita No. 2 by J. S. Bach, mazurka by F. Chopin and T. Ades and valses by J. Vitols, H. Villa-Lobos and M. Ravel. The Great Hall is a particular place for the pianist as Reinis Zariņš received the Great Latvian Music Award in 2011 for outstanding interpretation during his solo concert at the Great Hall.
Reinis Zariņš is a Latvian concert pianist residing in London, an outstandingly talented piano virtuoso who will please the admirers of his talent with the performance of various dance-style pieces written for piano. The dance of the keys will be opened by the traditional dance suites by Bach, followed by the Polish traditional folk dance mazurka in the traditional interpretation by Chopin and in the contemporary version by T.Ades, rounding the performance off by three versions of valse. As to the pianist, the concert programme, to a certain extent, presents a conscious paradox because it consists of dances which in fact have not been written for dancing, as the compositions carry a richness which can by no means serve the purpose of background music”.