Kremer and Kremerata Baltica plan U.S. tour

Latvian-born violinist Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra are scheduled to tour the United States during November, the concert tour’s management has announced. Kremer and the orchestra are to perform nine concerts featuring the works of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and others.

Kremerata Baltica is a Grammy Award-winning chamber orchestra created in 1997 by Kremer. It consists of young musicians from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Concerts are scheduled at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, Calif.; at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.; at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Calif.; at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in Jones Hall in Houston, Texas; at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Hill Auditorium at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 in Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Ill.; at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Neb.; at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Hancher Auditorium at University of Iowa in Iowa City, and at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 in Carnegie Hall in New York.

The tour is organized by International Creative Management Inc., which has offices in California, New York and the United Kingdom.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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