The Toronto Latvian Concert Association is working on a very ambitious and meaningful legacy project. We are recording a new CD which will bring to light the recently recovered and restored Violin Concerto in F# Minor (1945) by Jānis Kalniņš. The recording will also include a CBC archival recording of the Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Strings (1990) by Tālivaldis Ķeniņš and the Aria for Violin and Piano by Imants Ramiņš. This recording is one of several projects we are producing or supporting in celebration of the Latvian centenary in 2019. None of these works have previously been recorded on CD. It serves to highlight the contribution of Latvian émigré artists to the music and culture of Canada.
Guest performers on this recording will be renown Latvian-Canadian pianist Arturs Ozoliņš (who is also the soloist in the Ķeniņš CBC archival recording), Latvian violinist Laura Zariņa and Latvian conductor Māris Sirmais. The CD recording will be launched at the XV Latvian Song Festival in Canada in 2019 in Toronto.