March 7th, 2019
National Library of Latvia, Ziedonis Hall
March 10th, 2019
Saldus Music and Art High School Acoustic Concert Hall
RPK's second project, "Sumptuous Planet", featured the Latvian premieres of eight choral works written within the past five years. The eight pieces were broadly connected by themes of life, nature and relationships. David Shapiro's "Sumptuous Planet", from which the project's title was taken, discussed the hundred million-century history of the Earth, which we are able to enjoy for just a brief and sparkling moment.
"The idea of our program is that we're all so small in the scope of our planet, and we need to understand how wonderful it is to live on Earth. Each day is a miracle."
Christopher Walsh Sinka
RPK Artistic Director
The program included music by world-famous composers, as well as young and promising musicians. Featured composers included the Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer David Lang, the Swiss composer Ivo Antognini, and the highly lauded British composers Tarik O'Regan and Gabriel Jackson.