16.01.2015
Ministru prezidents

PHOTO: The Prime Minister at the opening concert of Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union

On Friday, January 16, in the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma attended the opening concert of Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

In her opening speech, the Prime Minister said that great courage and ambition are required to implement the priorities of Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union -competitiveness of Europe, the Single Digital Market and strengthening the Europe’s global role. "We will have to work hand in hand to ensure that our European citizens live in peace and harmony, safe in their homes and workplaces. Europe will safeguard its fundamental values," said the Prime Minister.

L.Straujuma welcomed the star of the evening - Elīna Garanča. "The girl from Rīga, the world-famous and admirable singer who has chosen a varied program of European music for this evening, incl. the compositions by young Latvian composers".

In the concert, opera singer Elīna Garanča performed together with the Belgian National Orchestra. Karel Mark Chichon - the chief conductor of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra from 2008-2012, was at the conductor’s music stand. The concert included excellent European music – from Hector Berlioz and Tchaikovsky, incl. the compositions of contemporary Latvian composers Andris Dzenītis and Ēriks Ešenvalds.

 

More information about the event: http://ej.uz/qypx

Photos: https://eu2015.lv/media-eu/photo/opening-event-of-the-latvian-presidency...

 

Supplementary information:
Aiva Rozenberga
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister
Phone: +371 29462451
E-mail: Aiva.Rozenberga@mk.gov.lv
www.mk.gov.lv

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