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

22 Sep

Concerts (classical)

Sinfonietta Riga opens its concert season

22 Sep
Sinfonietta Riga enjoys new discoveries just as much the chamber orchestra savors traditions, avidly looking for commonalities and pondering about musical lineages. This is evident in the orchestra's season opening concert program.

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04 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Chamber music concert - European Romantics

04 Oct
Concert by pianist Magda Amara, violinist Dalia Dedisnkaitė and Johannes Fleischmann, cellist Gleb Pysniak and Lithuanian soprano Egle Strumskyte, performing music by Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Camille Saint-Saens, Gustav Mahler and other great Romantic composers.

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07 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Autumn Chamber Music Festival. Tango from Buenos Aires to Paris

07 Oct
Tango, the bohemian-flavoured fruit of city nights... Sleepless wandering through narrow streets, in and out of cafés and bars is just as fitting to the image of Buenos Aires as that of Paris. Maybe that is why the paths of so many Argentinians connect these two metropolises. One of them is Marcelo Nisinman, student and close family friend of the tango king Astor Piazzolla. In his own creative career Nisinman follows the path laid down by his grand master friend and teacher. A transformative experience which gave power to Piazzolla's reformative ideas was the time spent in Paris, studying under the legendary Nadia Boulanger, who had a great role also in the life of Igor Stravinsky. The latter – and jazz! – was, in turn, admired by Piazzolla and Les Six, including, of course, Darius Milhaud.

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11 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Autumn Chamber Music Festival. Skride Quartet.

11 Oct
Baiba Skride’s performances are naturally musical, with a fresh view, excitement and artless freedom. She is visiting Latvia with a new concert programme featuring the masterpieces of piano quartets.

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20 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Autumn Chamber Music Festival. Haydn's Symphony and Vasks' “Epiphany”

20 Oct
The passionate performances of violinist Lorenza Borrani move audiences and critics alike, and more so enchant and inspire the musicians who have been lucky enough to share the stage with her, united in music. The Italian musician brightly shines in all her creative endeavours – as a concertmaster and orchestra leader, performing with friends and colleagues in different chamber ensembles, as well as a brilliant soloist.

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16 Dec

Concerts (classical)

European Christmas. Mendelssohn's Overture and Mozart's Prague Symphony

16 Dec
This is the third meeting of Sinfonietta Riga and the exuberant German Christoph Poppen; the brilliant violinist, also a gifted pedagogue, lately more often has been seen with a conductor's baton, performing with orchestras from Europe, the US and Asia. His belief in music's power to make the world a better place perfectly suits the spirit of the Christmas season as well as this program, which includes Mendelssohn's dreamy portrait of the beautiful Melusine, Mozart's effervescent Prague Symphony and Rodrigo's Concierto Pastoral, written for the “Irishman with the golden flute" James Galway. Coincidentally, Galway is one of the masters with whom the Latvian flutist Dita Krenberga, the concert's soloist, once studied.

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