Izbaudi Rīgu

Great Guild

The origin of the Great Guild - one of the oldest public buildings in the Baltics - go back to the first half of the 14th century. It has always been open to cultural and social events.

The edifice of the Great Guild was opened in 1857, with elements of Eclecticism of the English Gothic style and an outstanding interior. After a fire in 1963, it was reconstructed two years later with a new entrance-hall and interior adapted to needs of a concert hall, becoming the home of the Riga Philharmonic.

Saistītie pasākumi

03 May

Concerts (classical)

LNSO season closing concert. Congeners Chichon and Shimkus

03 May
Vestards Šimkus resumes his successful alliance with the maestro and performs solo in Debussy’s Fantaisie, which is, first and foremost, fragrance and dance. We eagerly anticipate Andris Dzenītis’ Langsam, which was first performed in Saarbrücken in autumn, 2016, conducted by maestro Chichon. “This music gradually brings us towards the light,” says the composer. In part two, you’ll behold Strauss’ portrait of Don Juan, and his musings on the life beyond (after) will inspire contemplation. Above all – the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra reunites with its former music director and an audience favourite - Karel Mark Chichon.

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11 May

Concerts (classical)

Sinfonietta Rīga season closing concert

11 May
The season closing concert of Sinfonietta Rīga is a lavish and colourful smorgasbord, offering a selection that will satisfy any musical gourmand. First, a favourite of Sinfonietta Rīga artistic director – the father of the Vienna School, Joseph Haydn, with his festive score written to celebrate the laying of the foundation for a new opera house. Next, the great Englishman Benjamin Britten with his neoclassical Simple Symphony, and the extravagant, multi-talented Austrian HK Gruber, who will take the listeners on an exciting trip through the musical styles of the 20th century, playfully referencing jazz, pop and cabaret. And let us not forget the golden repertoire of French horn: the romantic and melodic Horn Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss.

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13 Jun

Concerts (classical)

Riga Festival. Bach and Šimkus

13 Jun
The Bach and Šimkus program will involve nine religious discoveries by Johann Sebastian Bach and nine dreamy scenes from Vestards Šimkus.

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