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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.

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14 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Concert "Daumants Kalniņš and 12 Metalheads on Christmas"

14 Dec
Few bars from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, few dances from Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker, a sled ride, shiny trumpets and gentle tinkling of bells, solos by Kaspars Majors, the lead trombone of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, and energetic and passionate voice of Daumants Kalniņš in Christmas melodies that overflow with bliss and joy of life.

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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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23 Dec - 26 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Riga Jazz at Christmas time

23 Dec - 26 Dec
The "Riga" Orchestra Big Band extends an invitation for you to attend the Christmas time jazz concerts in Great Guild Hall.

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23 Dec - 26 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Riga Jazz at Christmas time

23 Dec - 26 Dec
The "Riga" Orchestra Big Band extends an invitation for you to attend the Christmas time jazz concerts in Great Guild Hall.

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28 Dec - 30 Dec

Concerts (classical)

The LNSO New Year's Eve concert "The Golden Ratio"

28 Dec - 30 Dec
The New Year's Eve concert starts off with Polish classical composer Stanisław Moniuszko's "Solemn Polonaise", followed by an excerpt from Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida", dreamy and moving film music by Wojciech Kilar and a whirlwind of Johann Strauss' timeless polkas and waltzes. A concert like champagne!

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28 Dec - 30 Dec

Concerts (classical)

The LNSO New Year's Eve concert "The Golden Ratio"

28 Dec - 30 Dec
The New Year's Eve concert starts off with Polish classical composer Stanisław Moniuszko's "Solemn Polonaise", followed by an excerpt from Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida", dreamy and moving film music by Wojciech Kilar and a whirlwind of Johann Strauss' timeless polkas and waltzes. A concert like champagne!

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28 Dec - 30 Dec

Concerts (classical)

The LNSO New Year's Eve concert "The Golden Ratio"

28 Dec - 30 Dec
The New Year's Eve concert starts off with Polish classical composer Stanisław Moniuszko's "Solemn Polonaise", followed by an excerpt from Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida", dreamy and moving film music by Wojciech Kilar and a whirlwind of Johann Strauss' timeless polkas and waltzes. A concert like champagne!

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12 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Angelich. Beethoven. Poga. Harmony

12 Jan
The wizardly fingers of Nicholas Angelich conjure Beethoven’s transcendental, fragile fantasy, known to Earth dwellers as his Piano Concerto no. 4. Andris Poga builds a monumental, lively Prokofiev’s Symphony no. 5 using an architectural, far-reaching approach. January melts away in a gleaming B flat major jubilation.

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18 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra's Cello Dream Team. Sum Total

18 Jan
According to the musicians, the works included in the programme form an arch leading from the Baroque era to modern times. As per tradition, the concert opens with Bach, more specifically, his Chaconne. Like Monteverdi’s beautiful duet from The Coronation of Poppea, it is arranged for four cellos. In part two, the Dream Team will move on to jazz and perform the Swedish composer Sundin’s dedication to the LNSO cellists. In this concert, the Dream Team’s lustre will be enhanced by the presence of frequent collaborator Uģis Krūskops and industrious arranger, Kremerata Baltica percussionist Andrei Pushkarev.

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20 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Grand Concert of Latvian Symphonic Music

20 Jan
A great opportunity to get to know the symphonic music of Latvian composers. Every year the most famous works, as well as premieres of Latvian composers, are performed at the concert by highly professional orchestras. This year: the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Atvars Lakstīgala, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (conductor Guntis Kuzma), the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (conductor Modestas Pitrėnas) and soloist Kristaps Bergs (cello).

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27 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Sinfonietta Rīga. Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Pastoral Symphony

27 Jan
Stradivarius Tritton violin in his hands, Kolja Blacher entrances the audience with his exceptionally refined tonality and meticulously sharp interpretation.

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02 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Imants Kalniņš. The Fourth

02 Feb
The Vein Trio has arrived from Switzerland to remind us that the piano trio is sometimes considered the smallest possible of orchestras. The smallest of orchestras is meeting the largest – the LNSO – to conjure up symphonic bop, as it coined by Vein Trio percussionist Florian Arbenz. The three conceptual pillars of the collaboration are flexibility, unpredictability, and teamwork. Imants Kalniņš will also join the team – the Swiss musicians will accompany the performance of his legendary Symphony no. 4.

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11 Feb

Concerts (shows)

Mime's Olympic Love

11 Feb
Orchestra Rīga and its artistic director Valdis Butāns invite all to sparkling concert, dedicated both the Valentine's Day as well as the XXIII Winter Olympics, which will open on February 9, 2018. The concert program will feature the outstanding singers Dināra Rudāne and Daumants Kalniņš, as well as the Rīgas Pantomīma (Riga Pantomime) ensemble. Popular songs about love, as well as well-known songs about sport, will be performed during the evening.

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15 Feb

Concerts (classical)

LNSO chamber music. Sarkisjan, Beethoven. Even sonatas.

15 Feb
The intelligent and brilliant concert master of the LNSO, German violin-school representative Georg Sarkisjan, continues to concert together with the talented Japanese pianist Keigo Mukawa, performing Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonatas nos. 2, 4, 6, 8. They both get along very well, and they understand Beethoven completely. Having played together in Japan, they are coming to Latvia to perform together with the LNSO. A beautiful array of even numbered sonatas written by a young genius from a small town in Germany, having just arrived in Vienna.

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23 Feb

Concerts (classical)

LNSO. Osokins + Osokins. Piano + Piano.

23 Feb
A performance of Karlsons’s Dances of Life and Death, which touches upon the courage and fate of Spanish national hero El Cid. The father and son piano duo will also perform the solo of Poulenc’s exciting Concerto for Two Pianos. Also on the program will be Stravinsky’s Petrushka, like a clown, struck by jealousy, who goes places he shouldn’t and does things he shouldn’t do. An evening of symphonic music with an equally symphonic ambit. All of this under the watchful eye of LNSO conductor Guntis Kuzma.

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24 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Viennese classic. Sinfonietta Rīga. Mozart, Schubert, Berg

24 Feb
Kristian Bezuidenhout was born in South Africa, studied in Australia and New York, lives in London and dazzles audiences in the world's greatest concert halls and festivals. Under the brilliant pianist's masterly touch, the piano as well as harpsichord and especially fortepiano, sing out in the most extraordinary voices. In addition, Bezuidenhout is a well-known Mozart expert.

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28 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky and Fedoseyev's paradigm

28 Feb
It’s not just audiences that love Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto; violinists enjoy it too. Featuring a solo by Taiwan-born Yu-Chien Tseng, who won the second prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2015 (the first prize was not awarded). In addition, Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 10: a few months after Stalin’s death in March, 1953, Shostakovich began working on one of his most profound compositions. The entire program is led by maestro Fedoseyev, who is always a welcome guest in Riga.

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15 Mar

Concerts (classical)

LNSO chamber music. DJ Monsta and the Symphonic Factor.

15 Mar
In this chamber music program from the LNSO musical ensemble, the audience will hear Khalil’s Arabian world music, Kronlaks’s musical conversations and a fitting quartet by Schnittke with reverberations of renaissance (Orlande de Lassus sacral music), a ghost of Beethoven’s classicism (The Great Fugue, op. 133), and an exposition of postmodernism (Shostakovich’s monogram DSCH). Laima Jansone, author of new work, will also participate in the performance with acoustic and electric kokles, gongs and bells, as well as DJ Monsta whose intellectual diversions continually avouch his great taste and boundless creativity.

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17 Mar

Concerts (classical)

Jonathan Harvey and Latvians

17 Mar
The music of the great British composer Jonathan Harvey unites light and beauty with the ability to convey sublime eternal notions. These themes are equally close to the young Latvian composers. Matīss Čudars' composition for electrical guitar and chamber orchestra is rousing and calming at the same time, reminding of the feelings one might experience in nature; meanwhile, Krists Auznieks contemplates the transcendental and the temporal, reflecting upon the correspondences of Christianity and Buddhism.

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18 Mar

Concerts (classical)

Opening concert of the Windstream spring festival. Leonard Bernstein - 100.

18 Mar
In additional to vocal and instrumental fragments from the musicals Westside Story, Wonderful Town and others, the opening concert will also feature rarely played orchestra pieces by Leonard Bernstein.

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23 Mar

Concerts (classical)

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Mozart. Vasks. Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

23 Mar
Roland Greutter was born in Linz and he studied in Salzburg and New York. He is a long-term concertmaster of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, who has a good connection with Vasks’s music, including the beautiful love story Vox amoris. You will also hear one of Mozart’s graceful pieces of night music, and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with birdsong, summer heat, hunting, and flames dancing in an open fire.

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29 Mar

Concerts (classical)

LNSO. Bach and Faure. Formula for Peace.

29 Mar
Heading the evening program - Gabriel Fauré’s decidedly French Requiem for soloists, choir, orchestra, and the entire world. Gregorian resolve, a compassionate caress, and angelic tenderness. The solo performances will be sung by Gunta Gelgote and the German baritone Johannes Held. Performing together will be the Latvian Radio Choir and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO), with the orchestra's artistic director Andris Poga conducting the evening. Performed before Requiem will be some good old chorales and fugues by Bach, arranged for the orchestral palette by 20th century masters and perfect for Holy Thursday.

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