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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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22 May

Opera, Ballet

ANNA KARENINA

22 May
Life in the Karenin family is languid and unhurried. But the heart of Anna, the lady of the house, is suddenly inflamed by passion, which destroys the comforts of domestic harmony. Anna surrenders to Vronsky’s seductions and leaves her husband and beloved son.

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22 May

Concerts (shows)

Mika

22 May
Mika will be live in concert at Arena Riga as a part of the promotional tour for his latest album No Place in Heaven. His concerts are always saturated with energy and literally explodes in positive emotions. The mood of his songs range from carefree happiness to sentimental grief, from extravagant kitsch to childish playfulness.

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23 May

Concerts (shows)

Stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr

23 May
Black and brash humor-filled entertainment from the world famous Jimmy Carr, bringing his sold-out show "Funny Business" to Riga

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