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

23 Feb

Concerts (classical)

LNSO. Osokins + Osokins. Piano + Piano.

23 Feb
A performance of Karlsons’s Dances of Life and Death, which touches upon the courage and fate of Spanish national hero El Cid. The father and son piano duo will also perform the solo of Poulenc’s exciting Concerto for Two Pianos. Also on the program will be Stravinsky’s Petrushka, like a clown, struck by jealousy, who goes places he shouldn’t and does things he shouldn’t do. An evening of symphonic music with an equally symphonic ambit. All of this under the watchful eye of LNSO conductor Guntis Kuzma.

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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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28 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky and Fedoseyev's paradigm

28 Feb
It’s not just audiences that love Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto; violinists enjoy it too. Featuring a solo by Taiwan-born Yu-Chien Tseng, who won the second prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2015 (the first prize was not awarded). In addition, Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 10: a few months after Stalin’s death in March, 1953, Shostakovich began working on one of his most profound compositions. The entire program is led by maestro Fedoseyev, who is always a welcome guest in Riga.

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15 Mar

Concerts (classical)

LNSO chamber music. DJ Monsta and the Symphonic Factor.

15 Mar
In this chamber music program from the LNSO musical ensemble, the audience will hear Khalil’s Arabian world music, Kronlaks’s musical conversations and a fitting quartet by Schnittke with reverberations of renaissance (Orlande de Lassus sacral music), a ghost of Beethoven’s classicism (The Great Fugue, op. 133), and an exposition of postmodernism (Shostakovich’s monogram DSCH). Laima Jansone, author of new work, will also participate in the performance with acoustic and electric kokles, gongs and bells, as well as DJ Monsta whose intellectual diversions continually avouch his great taste and boundless creativity.

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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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18 Mar

Concerts (classical)

Opening concert of the Windstream spring festival. Leonard Bernstein - 100.

18 Mar
In additional to vocal and instrumental fragments from the musicals Westside Story, Wonderful Town and others, the opening concert will also feature rarely played orchestra pieces by Leonard Bernstein.

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23 Mar

Concerts (classical)

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Mozart. Vasks. Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

23 Mar
Roland Greutter was born in Linz and he studied in Salzburg and New York. He is a long-term concertmaster of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, who has a good connection with Vasks’s music, including the beautiful love story Vox amoris. You will also hear one of Mozart’s graceful pieces of night music, and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with birdsong, summer heat, hunting, and flames dancing in an open fire.

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29 Mar

Concerts (classical)

LNSO. Bach and Faure. Formula for Peace.

29 Mar
Heading the evening program - Gabriel Fauré’s decidedly French Requiem for soloists, choir, orchestra, and the entire world. Gregorian resolve, a compassionate caress, and angelic tenderness. The solo performances will be sung by Gunta Gelgote and the German baritone Johannes Held. Performing together will be the Latvian Radio Choir and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO), with the orchestra's artistic director Andris Poga conducting the evening. Performed before Requiem will be some good old chorales and fugues by Bach, arranged for the orchestral palette by 20th century masters and perfect for Holy Thursday.

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11 May

Concerts (classical)

Sinfonietta Rīga season closing concert

11 May
The season closing concert of Sinfonietta Rīga is a lavish and colourful smorgasbord, offering a selection that will satisfy any musical gourmand. First, a favourite of Sinfonietta Rīga artistic director – the father of the Vienna School, Joseph Haydn, with his festive score written to celebrate the laying of the foundation for a new opera house. Next, the great Englishman Benjamin Britten with his neoclassical Simple Symphony, and the extravagant, multi-talented Austrian HK Gruber, who will take the listeners on an exciting trip through the musical styles of the 20th century, playfully referencing jazz, pop and cabaret. And let us not forget the golden repertoire of French horn: the romantic and melodic Horn Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss.

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13 Jun

Concerts (classical)

Riga Festival. Bach and Šimkus

13 Jun
The Bach and Šimkus program will involve nine religious discoveries by Johann Sebastian Bach and nine dreamy scenes from Vestards Šimkus.

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