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20 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Grand Concert of Latvian Symphonic Music

20 Jan
A great opportunity to get to know the symphonic music of Latvian composers. Every year the most famous works, as well as premieres of Latvian composers, are performed at the concert by highly professional orchestras. This year: the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Atvars Lakstīgala, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (conductor Guntis Kuzma), the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (conductor Modestas Pitrėnas) and soloist Kristaps Bergs (cello).

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21 Jan

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Multi-media performance Patterns of Light

21 Jan
One of the opening events of Latvia's centenary celebration will be a special contemporary multi-media stage performance about the nation's roots, it people and itself. The producers have created a colorful world in this musical, spacial and plot-related performance, where the main role is given to Latvia's nature and how people perceive and live together with it. The performance stage will be the whole first floor of the Latvian National Library, which will feature kinetic objects, light beams, projections, as well as movements by actors. At the same time, the audience will have the opportunity to move around and view the performance from different viewpoints.

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18 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra's Cello Dream Team. Sum Total

18 Jan
According to the musicians, the works included in the programme form an arch leading from the Baroque era to modern times. As per tradition, the concert opens with Bach, more specifically, his Chaconne. Like Monteverdi’s beautiful duet from The Coronation of Poppea, it is arranged for four cellos. In part two, the Dream Team will move on to jazz and perform the Swedish composer Sundin’s dedication to the LNSO cellists. In this concert, the Dream Team’s lustre will be enhanced by the presence of frequent collaborator Uģis Krūskops and industrious arranger, Kremerata Baltica percussionist Andrei Pushkarev.

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18 Jan

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Centre Chorale (USA) & Youth Choir Balsis (LAT) concert

18 Jan
Program includes music from the United States (choral, folk, pop, spirituals, Native American, traditional) and Baltic composers.

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20 Jan

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

03 Jan - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

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21 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Weekend Music. Perpetuum Ritmico.

21 Jan
The brilliant percussion quartet Perpetuum Ritmico invites visitors to the first Weekend Music concert of 2018. The quartet is made up of Guntars Freibergs, Elīna Endzele, Mikus Bāliņš and Elvijs Endelis.

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22 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Concert - Three Osokins at the Opera: New Program

22 Jan
This is a special evening for fans of piano music. Three magnificent pianists will be featured in a single concert: father and professor Sergejs Osokin and his sons – winners of numerous international competitions and talented musicians Andrejs and Georgijs Osokin.

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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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28 Jan

Concerts (shows)

Violinist Nigel Kennedy

28 Jan
The world famous British violinist Nigel Kennedy will perform in Riga for the first time ever with his concert program The New Four Seasons, as well as play music from the album My World, which is dedicated to his teachers.

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30 Jan

Concerts (classical)

The wonderful fantasy - Symphony of Snow

30 Jan - 31 Jan
Slava Polunin and Gidons Kremers' wonderful fantasy Symphony of Snow performed by the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra.

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31 Jan

Concerts (classical)

The wonderful fantasy - Symphony of Snow

30 Jan - 31 Jan
Slava Polunin and Gidons Kremers' wonderful fantasy Symphony of Snow performed by the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra.

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02 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Imants Kalniņš. The Fourth

02 Feb
The Vein Trio has arrived from Switzerland to remind us that the piano trio is sometimes considered the smallest possible of orchestras. The smallest of orchestras is meeting the largest – the LNSO – to conjure up symphonic bop, as it coined by Vein Trio percussionist Florian Arbenz. The three conceptual pillars of the collaboration are flexibility, unpredictability, and teamwork. Imants Kalniņš will also join the team – the Swiss musicians will accompany the performance of his legendary Symphony no. 4.

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09 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Opening of the "Viennese classics" festival. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem

09 Feb
The Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is surrounded by legends and stories, and it has become the musical will of the Austrian genius. It was the last opus begun by the composer, with masterful elements during the sunset of the age of Classicism. He merged tones from Baroque and Classicist music and the hardly evident and fragile sounds of Romanticism.

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10 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Concerts on Sauer organ

10 Feb - 24 Feb
Old St. Gertrude's Church is home to the largest Sauer organ in Latvia, built by Sauer in 1906. Before the Riga Dome Cathedral became a concert hall in 1962, old St. Gertrude Church was the main organ concert venue in Riga.

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11 Feb

Concerts (shows)

Mime's Olympic Love

11 Feb
Orchestra Rīga and its artistic director Valdis Butāns invite all to sparkling concert, dedicated both the Valentine's Day as well as the XXIII Winter Olympics, which will open on February 9, 2018. The concert program will feature the outstanding singers Dināra Rudāne and Daumants Kalniņš, as well as the Rīgas Pantomīma (Riga Pantomime) ensemble. Popular songs about love, as well as well-known songs about sport, will be performed during the evening.

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14 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Viennese classic. Schubert and Beethoven

14 Feb
Trio Palladio is a fairly new name in the “heavens” of Latvian chamber music. After successful and amazingly consolidated concerts in 2015, three mature, vivid and powerful Latvian musicians joined together for the joy of playing music together – violinist Eva Bindere, cellist Kristīne Blaumane and pianist Reinis Zariņš.

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14 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Xylem Trio and Nato Metonidze

14 Feb
The musical collective Xylem Trio is made up of percussionist Rihards Zaļupe, saxophone player Oskars Petrauskis and pianist Raimonds Petrauskis, who have put together a new concert program with the excellent Georgian diva Nato Metonidze.

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15 Feb

Concerts (classical)

LNSO chamber music. Sarkisjan, Beethoven. Even sonatas.

15 Feb
The intelligent and brilliant concert master of the LNSO, German violin-school representative Georg Sarkisjan, continues to concert together with the talented Japanese pianist Keigo Mukawa, performing Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonatas nos. 2, 4, 6, 8. They both get along very well, and they understand Beethoven completely. Having played together in Japan, they are coming to Latvia to perform together with the LNSO. A beautiful array of even numbered sonatas written by a young genius from a small town in Germany, having just arrived in Vienna.

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17 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Viennese classics. Beethoven Sonatas, Anton Lyakhovsky

17 Feb
In awaiting the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth in 2020, the Latvian Concerts organisation is offering its fans a unique opportunity to hear all of the great man’s piano sonatas, as presented in a special concert series by several pianists who are well known in Latvia. Among them is Anton Lyakhovsky, born in St Petersburg and resident in London. He has won several international competitions.

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18 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Weekend Music. Riga Saxophone Quartet.

18 Feb
The Riga Saxophone Quartet invites music lovers to the second Weekend Music concert of the season - Katrīna Kivleniece (saxophone), Artis Sīmanis (alta saxophone), Ainars Šablovskis (saxophone), Baiba Tilhena (saxophone) and Savva Zihs (accordion).

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18 Feb

Concerts (shows)

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk

18 Feb
It is not an overdone statement that Kraftwerk are almost as important in electronic music as the Beatles are in popmusic. The quartet formed in the late 1960’s. Dusseldorf Conservatory graduates Ralph Hiter and Florian Scgneider were so progressive for their period of time that they have influenced an extensive amplitude of genres from Detroit techno to hiphp, and from EDM to computerized synth-pop.

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20 Feb

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British band Depeche Mode

20 Feb
The famous British band will arrive in Riga as part of its The Global Spirit world tour, promoting its 14th studio album Spirit. The album’s powerful and timely first single, Where’s The Revolution, has been well-received by critics and fans alike, lauded as a strong “return to form” for Depeche Mode. Spirit has already garnered critical acclaim, with the British music magazine MOJO calling it “blow by blow…Depeche Mode’s best album in years”.

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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)

Concerts on Sauer organ

10 Feb - 24 Feb
Old St. Gertrude's Church is home to the largest Sauer organ in Latvia, built by Sauer in 1906. Before the Riga Dome Cathedral became a concert hall in 1962, old St. Gertrude Church was the main organ concert venue in Riga.

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