Izbaudi Rīgu

Great Guild

The origin of the Great Guild - one of the oldest public buildings in the Baltics - go back to the first half of the 14th century. It has always been open to cultural and social events.

The edifice of the Great Guild was opened in 1857, with elements of Eclecticism of the English Gothic style and an outstanding interior. After a fire in 1963, it was reconstructed two years later with a new entrance-hall and interior adapted to needs of a concert hall, becoming the home of the Riga Philharmonic.

Saistītie pasākumi

24 Nov

Concerts (classical)

John Adams' Shaker Loops and Joseph Haydn's La passione

24 Nov
American minimalist John Adams' legendary piece Shaker Loops was inspired in equal parts by the perpetual rippling of water and the memories of the Christian religious group known as shakers and their ecstatic worship rituals. Similar wild bursts of energy promises to be scattered through the new work of freethinker Platons Buravickis - Aesthetics of Disassembly. On the other hand, the Viennese classic Joseph Haydn's symphony La passione and Finnish contemporary composer Kaija Saariaho's Graal théâtre, with its sublimely drawn contrast between eternal and ephemeral, might be defined as sacral works. The concert's soloist – violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky – has a broad emotional range, capturing the audiences with innate poignancy and unconstrained musicality.

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25 Nov

Concerts (classical)

Baltic Symphony Festival. Concert "Two-fourths. Tuur. Schumann"

25 Nov

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01 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Baltic symphony festival - concert The Baltic Pyramid

01 Dec

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09 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Baltic Symphony Festival. Concert "Maskats' Axis of Ordinates"

09 Dec
The new piece by Latvian composer Arturs Maskats - a tribute to Latvia's centenary - has been inspired by the poetry and destinies of the three Baltic states. The soloists are brilliant Asmika Grigorjana from Lithuania, gallant Aleksandrs Antoņenko from Latvia and Mari Kalkun from Estonia, whose voice is reminiscent of summertime meadow. The other piece of the program is the popular and inegnious Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius believed to herald national ideas.

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14 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Concert "Daumants Kalniņš and 12 Metalheads on Christmas"

14 Dec
Few bars from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, few dances from Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker, a sled ride, shiny trumpets and gentle tinkling of bells, solos by Kaspars Majors, the lead trombone of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, and energetic and passionate voice of Daumants Kalniņš in Christmas melodies that overflow with bliss and joy of life.

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16 Dec

Concerts (classical)

European Christmas. Mendelssohn's Overture and Mozart's Prague Symphony

16 Dec
This is the third meeting of Sinfonietta Riga and the exuberant German Christoph Poppen; the brilliant violinist, also a gifted pedagogue, lately more often has been seen with a conductor's baton, performing with orchestras from Europe, the US and Asia. His belief in music's power to make the world a better place perfectly suits the spirit of the Christmas season as well as this program, which includes Mendelssohn's dreamy portrait of the beautiful Melusine, Mozart's effervescent Prague Symphony and Rodrigo's Concierto Pastoral, written for the “Irishman with the golden flute" James Galway. Coincidentally, Galway is one of the masters with whom the Latvian flutist Dita Krenberga, the concert's soloist, once studied.

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23 Dec - 26 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Riga Jazz at Christmas time

23 Dec - 26 Dec
The "Riga" Orchestra Big Band extends an invitation for you to attend the Christmas time jazz concerts in Great Guild Hall.

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23 Dec - 26 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Riga Jazz at Christmas time

23 Dec - 26 Dec
The "Riga" Orchestra Big Band extends an invitation for you to attend the Christmas time jazz concerts in Great Guild Hall.

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28 Dec - 30 Dec

Concerts (classical)

The LNSO New Year's Eve concert "The Golden Ratio"

28 Dec - 30 Dec
The New Year's Eve concert starts off with Polish classical composer Stanisław Moniuszko's "Solemn Polonaise", followed by an excerpt from Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida", dreamy and moving film music by Wojciech Kilar and a whirlwind of Johann Strauss' timeless polkas and waltzes. A concert like champagne!

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28 Dec - 30 Dec

Concerts (classical)

The LNSO New Year's Eve concert "The Golden Ratio"

28 Dec - 30 Dec
The New Year's Eve concert starts off with Polish classical composer Stanisław Moniuszko's "Solemn Polonaise", followed by an excerpt from Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida", dreamy and moving film music by Wojciech Kilar and a whirlwind of Johann Strauss' timeless polkas and waltzes. A concert like champagne!

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28 Dec - 30 Dec

Concerts (classical)

The LNSO New Year's Eve concert "The Golden Ratio"

28 Dec - 30 Dec
The New Year's Eve concert starts off with Polish classical composer Stanisław Moniuszko's "Solemn Polonaise", followed by an excerpt from Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida", dreamy and moving film music by Wojciech Kilar and a whirlwind of Johann Strauss' timeless polkas and waltzes. A concert like champagne!

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27 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Sinfonietta Rīga. Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Pastoral Symphony

27 Jan
Stradivarius Tritton violin in his hands, Kolja Blacher entrances the audience with his exceptionally refined tonality and meticulously sharp interpretation.

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24 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Viennese classic. Sinfonietta Rīga. Mozart, Schubert, Berg

24 Feb
Kristian Bezuidenhout was born in South Africa, studied in Australia and New York, lives in London and dazzles audiences in the world's greatest concert halls and festivals. Under the brilliant pianist's masterly touch, the piano as well as harpsichord and especially fortepiano, sing out in the most extraordinary voices. In addition, Bezuidenhout is a well-known Mozart expert.

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17 Mar

Concerts (classical)

Jonathan Harvey and Latvians

17 Mar
The music of the great British composer Jonathan Harvey unites light and beauty with the ability to convey sublime eternal notions. These themes are equally close to the young Latvian composers. Matīss Čudars' composition for electrical guitar and chamber orchestra is rousing and calming at the same time, reminding of the feelings one might experience in nature; meanwhile, Krists Auznieks contemplates the transcendental and the temporal, reflecting upon the correspondences of Christianity and Buddhism.

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