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Church services, followed, at 11:15 by the annual NY Latvian Culture Days program, at the Yonkers Church
23.01.2013


Sunday, Jan. 27, at 10:00 - Church services, followed, at 11:15 by the annual NY Latvian Culture Days program, at the Yonkers Church, 254 Valentine Lane, Yonkers, NY. Concert by Rūdolfs Ozoliņš, piano. Program will include works by Jānis Mediņš, Jāzeps Vītols, Pēteris Vasks and other Latvian composers. World famous Latvian composer Pēters Vasks will also be in attendance, and he will talk about the premier performances of his works in 2012: "Mātes Terēzes lūgšana" ("Mother Teresa's Prayer") for choir and string instruments; and "Klātbūtne" ("Presence") for cello and string orchestra. He will also play recordings of these noteworthy works. Also, recent recipients of the World Federation of Free Latvians - Culture Fund award (PBLA Kultūras balva) - Baiba Bičola, Andrejs Jansons & Eleonora Šturma -, the American Latvian Association's Certificate of Recognition (ALA Atzinības raksts) - Marija Maher, Aija Pelše and Māra & Gunārs Ziediņš -, and the Daugavas Vanagi Sports award - Juris Bļodnieks - will be honored. There will be a reception following the program with hors d'oeuvres and wine. Admission $20, children under 14 free. Event organized by the Council of American Latvian Organizations of NY (CALNY-ŅLOP). For information write Baibai Pinnis pinnis@banet.net or call (917) 270-4786.


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