Documentary in Production: A journey into the Music of the Baltic with the Kremerata Baltica

In our new documentary “When the evening and the morning meet” (WT) the directors Günter Atteln and Carmen Belaschk meet the musicians of the Kremerata Baltica as they tour through the Baltic countries. Gidon Kremer’s ensemble, founded in 1997, unites the most talented young musicians from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, and builds bridges between these countries. The musicians point out similarities and differences of their musical culture as they travel, conjure up spontaneous sessions, return home to their families, meet for example musicians like Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Vasks, as well as Iveta Apkalna and visit music and song festivals in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Here are some impressions:

The Estonian singer and violinist Maarja Nuut in front of the Baltic Sea.   In Estonia

The Sinfonietta Riga and conductor Sigvards Kļava during a rehearsal in the cathedral of Riga, Latviania  During the Folklore Day in Vilnius, Lithuania

During the Folklore Day in Vilnius, Lithuania  Saulius Petreikis plays the Lithuanian folk instrument Sekminių Ragelis

Song and Dance Celebration in Riga, Latvia  Song and Dance Celebration in Riga, Latvia

Photo credit: Carmen Belaschk