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04 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Concert “Ave Maria” at Riga Dome

04 Aug
Program – J.S. Bach, G.F. Händel, C. Franck, L. Luzzi, M. Reger, K. Debussy. Performers: Olga Pyatigorskaya, soprano; Edīte Alpe, organ; Leonards Antoņēvičs, violin.

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11 Aug

Concerts (classical)

J.S. Bach – Sounds and Reflections. 1st Concert.

11 Aug
The Professional Symphonic Band "Riga" will present an organ+orchestra rendition of Johann Sebastian Bach's music, as well as compositions written by contemporary musicians in 2014, when the International Composers' Competition "Windstream" with the motto "Feel Bach, Continue Bach, Discuss with Bach" took place. The Italian composer Girolamo Deraco was honored with Second Prize and the title of Favorite from the orchestra musicians. Conductor: Guntis Kuzma.

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15 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Riga Festival "Augusta Dombrovska miera osta" (Augusts Dombrovskis' Port of Peace)

15 Aug
The festival's musical program offers several concerts in both the palace and the park featuring string instruments.

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15 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

The Riga Restaurant Festival

15 Aug
The opening of the “Riga Festival Restaurant” will take place on Saturday, August 15 in the Spikeri central yard, featuring Riga’s top chefs preparing seasonal dishes in cooperation with Latvian producers. They will also share their opinions on Street Food, which has won world-wide popularity.

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16 Aug

Concerts (shows)

Pop music group - BI-2

16 Aug
Bi-2 has been influenced by a number of styles, certainly western and definitely outside the Russian pop mainstream. Bi-2's lyrics are little hommages to literary works and cinema, full of philosophical meaning.

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23 Aug

Outdoor events

Celebration of Bread at the Open-Air Museum

23 Aug
The main export product of Latvia is bread. To show honour to the small grain and the product that is made of it, the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia organises the Celebration of Bread, offering recipes from the entire Latvia, a possibility to get acquainted with the traditions of making, baking, and eating of bread. Moreover, visitors will have a possibility not only to try the most various types of bread, but also to learn how to mix dough and bake bread at the festival.

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23 Aug

Concerts (shows)

Fred Hormain and Bfun

23 Aug
Bfun is a lively combo or, as French refer to it – a fanfare, which hails from Lorraine (a region in northeastern France), performing cheerful tunes, popular chansons, and Dixieland music.

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25 Aug

Concerts (classical)

J.S. Bach – Sounds and Reflections. 2nd Concert.

25 Aug
On August 25, Riga Dome Cathedral will resound with the Professional Symphonic Band "Riga" performing compositions written by winners of the competition "Windstream 2014", organized by the said band last year. The concert will include "Motus cantarius" by Jukka-Peka Lehto (Finland) and "Mir geht ein Licht auf" by the Latvian composer Gundega Šmite.

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29 Aug

Concerts (shows)

Summer tour closing concert of “BrainStorm” – the most popular Latvian band

29 Aug
"Prāta Vētra" ("Brainstorm"), one of the most famous pop-rock bands in Latvia, is going on tour this summer after releasing its latest album "7 steps of fresh air". The tour will be concluded with a concert in Riga, in the territory of New Hanza City, on August 29.

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30 Aug

Outdoor events

Day of Games and Playing

30 Aug
At the beginning of the new school year, the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia invites children and their parents to enjoy games and playing. Children and adults are offered to try the ancient wooden games and toys. Competitions, relay and games led by a folklore band will be held in all farmsteads of the museum.

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02 Sep

Concerts (classical)

Vestards Šimkus in concert

02 Sep
Celebrating the 102th birthday of "Ziemeļblāzma" Community Center, a live solo concert by the talented Latvian pianist Vestards Šimkus will feature works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fredric Chopin, Alexander Scriabin, and the pianist himself.

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05 Sep

Festivals, Festivities

White Night 2015

05 Sep
"White Night" is a one-time showcase of artistic, theatrical, musical, movement performances and other projects. This year's contemporary culture forum "White Night" invites you to be part of an intellectually-saturated artistic experiment. During the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), "light" becomes the narrative driving force of "White Night"!

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