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04 May

Concerts (classical)

Season finale for "Riga" Orchestra - "Laika vēji Latvijā"/Winds of Time

04 May
The concert season finale promises to be stupendous as Selga Mence is all set to premiere her latest vocal-orchestra endeavor "Laika vējos"/"Winds of Time. Its libretto is a stunning combination of Čaks, Skalbe, Rancāne, Virza and Olafs Gutmanis. The State Choir "Latvija" is prepared to master this work, and will also perform Pelecis' "Holiday Overture"/ "Svētku Overtīra" and Jermaks' "Sinfonia concertante" with the cast of soloists coming solely from the orchestra.

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04 May

Exhibitions

Grand opening of the fully-restored and modernized Latvian National Museum of Art

04 May

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05 May

Opera, Ballet

The Marriage of Figaro

05 May
The production of "The Marriage of Figaro" will offer the inhabitants of the city, and probably also its visitors, to get to know with the famous Argentinean director and artistic director of Teatro Colon, Marcelo Lombardero, whose productions have been highly appraised by audiences and critics in South America and Europe. The production of Mozart's opera in the Latvian National Opera has been produced in the 1980s Latin American soap opera style, by creating an atmosphere full of exotic, social and erotic tension.

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06 May

Events in Jūrmala

Pēteris Vasks' anniversary concert

06 May
Pēteris Vasks is one of the first Latvians whose music has echoed into the world the furthest, as well as the first whose creative heritage is looked after by an important publishing house in Europe. However, whatever Vasks' musical language and expression may be, its task remains the same at all times – to preserve a beam of light and move people's souls.

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07 May

Concerts (classical)

Latvian Radio Choir. Sacred Chants

07 May
In the cycle Sacred Chants, one of the best professional chamber choirs in Europe — the Latvian Radio Choir — goes on a musical journey from the early medieval chants, magnificent Renaissance polyphony, and compositions of Romanticism period to the excellent contemporary opuses together with the listeners, opening pages of the most valued repertoire of the choir music.

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07 May

Events in Jūrmala

“The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi

07 May
Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons” consists of four violin concertos, and is one of the most popular compositions of all time. “The Four Seasons” concertos are an early example of programmatic music, where the composer depicts various natural and social episodes, gladly incorporating them into the score.

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08 May

Outdoor events

May's open-air religious ritual

08 May
In the month of May, the ritual of singing at the cross is a new tradition at the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum but an age-old tradition in Latgale and Augšzeme. According to Catholic traditions of Latgale, a cross is the place of reflection where one looks up, removing any hat in reverence to God. People called divine service in May as "dzīduošana pi krusta" (singing at the cross) and held it at their own initiative. The Holy Mass will be held in the chapel of Eleonorvilla Manor, and Virgin Mary’s songs will be sung at the crucifix of Guti village.

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14 May

Festivals, Festivities

International Fireworks Competition: Pyro Power

14 May
Competitions and festivals like this are held regularly to mark the beginning or end of a tourist season or to commemorate a major anniversary for a prominent site or city - now established as an essential tradition. There are local and global customs for a fireworks display. A solid trend has been developing in worldwide fireworks tourism, with enthusiasts who keep track of festivals and competitions in various countries and regions, encouraging global competition for quality.

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17 May

Concerts (classical)

“Ave Maria”, concert by Olga Pjatigorska

17 May
Olga Pyatigorskaya, soprano; Edīte Alpe, organ; Leonards Antoņēvičs, violin.

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17 May

Concerts (shows)

Scott Bradlee and "Postmodern Jukebox"

17 May
Pianist Scott Bradlee and his band "Postmodern Jukebox" have earned recognition by transforming modern hits into musical styles from 1920-1960s. The band's motto is that "everything new can be old again".

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20 May

Concerts (classical)

The Cappella Nova Choir from Germany

20 May
Cappella Nova has prepared an outstanding programme with Gabriel Faure's "Requiem" front and center. Also - German folk songs and motets by Brahms and Silcher. The soloist at the pipe organ will be Ulrich Klemm; the conductor - the renowned Walter Johannes Beck.

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21 May

Riga Zoo

Night of history at the zoo

21 May
Within the scope of the Museum Night, the Riga Zoo invites the visitors to take a breathtaking tour during the evening hours and listen to interesting stories on the life at the zoo in former days. Over hundred years at the coast of Lake Ķīšezers, destinies of many fanatic people and legendary animals have closely entangled in one story. The buildings and their inhabitants have changed, but the extraordinary atmosphere is still present.

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