The Riga Festival is annual musical event gathering world stars of academic music and our own most brilliant artists.
The Riga Festival is organised every year in June providing comprehensive program of events that is expanded year by year. Concerts are held in the Latvian National Opera, Spīķeri Concert Hall, etc.
Saturday, June 9, 8:00 PM, Spīķeri Concert Hall
Trio Art-i-Shock: Guna Šnē, cello; Agnese Egliņa, piano; Elīna Endzele, percussions.
Programme: Maurice Ravel, Manuel de Falla, Isaac Albéniz.
Tuesday, June 12, 8:00 PM, Riga Cathedral
Prayer of Mother Teresa
Latvian Radio Choir; Orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga; Conductor Sigvards Kļava.
Programme: Music by Rihards Dubra, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Andrejs Selickis, Pēteris Vasks.
Wednesday, June 13, 8:00 PM, Great Guild Hall
Bach and Shimkus
Vestard Shimkus, piano.
Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni Nine choral preludes;
Vestard Shimkus “Dream scenes. Nine etudes for piano”.
Saturday, June 16, 8:00 PM, Rga St. Peter’s Church
Latvian Radio Chamber Singers and Matīss Čudars
Matīss Čudars, guitar: Ivars Arutjunjans, percussions; Latvian Radio Chamber Singers; Conductor Kaspars Putniņš.
Programme: Music by Matīss Čudars.
Wednesday, June 20, 8:00 PM, Dzintari Concert Hall, Jūrmala
Vienna Philharmonics and Elīna Garanča
Elīna Garanča, mezzo-soprano; Vienna Philharmonics; Conductor Rafael Payare.
Programme: Ludwig van Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3;
Gustav Mahler “Rückert-Lieder” and „Urlicht“;
Béla Bartók Concerto for orchestra.