NORDIC-BALTIC COOPERATION CELEBRATE 25 YEARS ANNIVERSARY IN 2016. ERIKS ESENVALDS

Nordic-Baltic cooperation celebrate 25 years anniversary in 2016. Our countries are bound by shared goals, challenges and common values. But also people and special moments. Ēriks Ešenvalds is one of the most popular contemporary Latvian composers. Ešenvalds compose in many different music genres but especially his intensely practical choral music is steadily gaining appreciation across the world. Ešenvalds’ last major project is a multimedia symphony based on the Aurora borealis, where he, along with filmmakers, went on expeditions to Iceland, Norway, Greenland and Alaska to gather folklore materials on the Northern Lights. The multimedia symphony Northern Lights was praised as the Best Performance of the Year and received The Grand Music Award 2016 in Latvia.