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27 Jul

Festivals, Festivities

World Jazz Festival

27 Jul - 28 Jul
The annual World Jazz Festival brings world jazz legends to Riga each year. This year, jazz lovers will be able to enjoy three festival concerts - a free open-air concert in the heart of Riga on July 27 at Dome Square, which will also be the festival's opening concert. On the other hand, on July 27 at the Splendid Palace concert venue and on July 28 at Arena Riga, two evening concerts will be held featuring world jazz stars.

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27 Jul

Concerts (classical)

“Ave Maria”, concert by Olga Pjatigorska

29 Jun - 17 Aug
Olga Pyatigorskaya, soprano; Ilze Reine, organ.

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27 Jul

Concerts (shows)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

27 Jul
American funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will arrive in Latvia to perform in a grand open-air concert during its world tour following release of The Getaway album last summer.

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28 Jul

Festivals, Festivities

World Jazz Festival

27 Jul - 28 Jul
The annual World Jazz Festival brings world jazz legends to Riga each year. This year, jazz lovers will be able to enjoy three festival concerts - a free open-air concert in the heart of Riga on July 27 at Dome Square, which will also be the festival's opening concert. On the other hand, on July 27 at the Splendid Palace concert venue and on July 28 at Arena Riga, two evening concerts will be held featuring world jazz stars.

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28 Jul

Concerts (classical)

International Organ Music Festival - Rīgas Doms

02 Jul - 30 Jul
The International Organ Music Festival Rīgas Doms is an annual spiritual and emotional experience of lovers of classical music, which takes place each summer in one of the oldest churches in Old Town - Riga Cathedral. This year will be the 30th edition of the festival, with the festival program created with Latvia's centennial celebration in mind - the story of Latvian organ music over the past 100 years, featuring many organists from all over the country and the music of Latvian composers during this period.

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29 Jul

Concerts (classical)

RBS Europa Choir Concert - Sacred Choral Masterpieces

29 Jul
The RBS Europa Choir is made up of 60 experienced singers drawn from different choirs across the UK and beyond, led by Maestro Nigel Perrin. The choir perform concerts in various locations across Europe with a special emphasis on church music. In previous years the choir has performed in Rome, Vienna, Paris, Tallinn and Salzburg. This year RBS Europa choir performs in Riga, at St John’s Church with a concert called Sacred Choral Masterpieces. Classic works of Dubra and Parson, Cornysh, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov are included along with others.

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29 Jul

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concerts at St John’s Church

01 Jul - 30 Sep
St John’s Church is located at the very heart of Old Riga. You are welcomed to enjoy fantastic organ music concerts. This is a wonderful opportunity to combine listening to sacred music with admiring magnificent architecture of the church.

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29 Jul

Concerts (classical)

Concerts on Sauer organ

01 Jul - 30 Sep
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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30 Jul

Concerts (classical)

International Organ Music Festival - Rīgas Doms

02 Jul - 30 Jul
The International Organ Music Festival Rīgas Doms is an annual spiritual and emotional experience of lovers of classical music, which takes place each summer in one of the oldest churches in Old Town - Riga Cathedral. This year will be the 30th edition of the festival, with the festival program created with Latvia's centennial celebration in mind - the story of Latvian organ music over the past 100 years, featuring many organists from all over the country and the music of Latvian composers during this period.

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30 Jul

Concerts (classical)

Piano Concert - The Three Osokins in Jurmala

30 Jul
An important event in the music life of Latvia - the Three Osokins are joining forces on the stage of the legendary Dzintari Concert Hall to bring a unique program for the satisfaction of classical music lovers. The program includes piano compositions and paraphrases on music by J. S. Bach, Ferencz Liszt, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov, which will be performed on three grand pianos, as well as with an orchestra. 

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31 Jul

Concerts (classical)

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

26 Jun - 30 Sep
“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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31 Jul

Concerts (shows)

Jassie Ware/ Sunset Festival

31 Jul
The elegantly soulful vocal of this wonderful artist was introduced to the wider audience right with release of her debut album Devition in 2012, which peaked Nr. 5 at UK Albums Chart. But particularly by the single Wildest Moments from this record.

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01 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Orchestra Riga concert Bach, Dvorak, Debussy

01 Aug - 15 Aug
The concert program, performed by Orchestra Riga at Riga Dome Cathedral, as well as on the cathedral's magnificent organs, will feature not only music by Johann Sebastian Bach, but also Antonín Dvorak's Largo from Symphony No. 9 and French composer Claude Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune for orchestra, La Cathédrale engloutie for organ and Nuages for orchestra. Conductor - Valdis Butāns. Organ player - Diāna Jaunzeme-Portnaja.

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02 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

28 Jun - 29 Sep
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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03 Aug

Concerts (classical)

“Ave Maria”, concert by Olga Pjatigorska

29 Jun - 17 Aug
Olga Pyatigorskaya, soprano; Ilze Reine, organ.

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03 Aug

Concerts (shows)

Summer concerts at Ziemeļblāzma Park

15 Jun - 24 Aug
The summer concert series at Ziemeļblāzma Park will feature outdoor concerts by talented Latvian musicians. The historical park, which is over 100 years old, will serve as an unforgettable backdrop for music lovers, allowing them to soak in the wonderful atmosphere of outdoor concerts.

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04 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

28 Jun - 29 Sep
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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05 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concerts at St John’s Church

01 Jul - 30 Sep
St John’s Church is located at the very heart of Old Riga. You are welcomed to enjoy fantastic organ music concerts. This is a wonderful opportunity to combine listening to sacred music with admiring magnificent architecture of the church.

Read more

05 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Concerts on Sauer organ

01 Jul - 30 Sep
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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05 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Kristīne Opolais and Pavel Černoch

05 Aug
The world-famous soprano Kristīne Opolais will perform her only open-air gala concert in Latvia. The concert will also feature one of the leading tenors of his generation, Pavel Černoch, and Latvian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by the expressive and talented Sesto Quatrini.

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06 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

28 Jun - 29 Sep
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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07 Aug

Concerts (classical)

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

26 Jun - 30 Sep
“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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08 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Orchestra Riga concert Bach, Respighi, Ravel

08 Aug - 22 Aug
The concert will be conducted by the winner of several international competitions and one of Latvia's prominent conductor Ainārs Rubiķis. Italian composer Ottorino Respighi's four-part opus Vetrate di Chiesa (Church Windows) was composed in 1922, and portrays the bible scenes depicted on the church windows of various churches, like, for example, about San Michele Arcangelo, and the flight to Egypt by the parents of Jesus. The concert will be special by the fact that these compositions will be performed together at Riga Cathedral by both the orchestra and the cathedral's magnificent organs. Also performed at the concert will be Johann Sebastian Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue c-moll for orchestra and Two Chorale Preludes for organ solo, as well as Maurice Ravel's Pavane for orchestra.

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09 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

28 Jun - 29 Sep
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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