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08 Nov

Concerts (classical)

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, symphonic orchestra of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music

08 Nov
In celebration of the Latvian centenary, the listeners of the Born in Latvia concert cycle will be given a unique opportunity to meet one of the three best orchestras in the world – the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. On 8 November on the stage of the Latvian National Opera lead by the conductor Philippe Herreweghe the orchestra will perform together with the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music Symphony orchestra. The soloist will be one of the most noteworthy modern pianists – the internationally acclaimed Yefim Bronfman.

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24 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

01 Sep - 31 Dec
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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25 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Sinfonietta Riga orchestra and cellist Matthew Barley

25 Oct
The Sinfonietta Riga chamber orchestra together with the virtuoso cellist Matthew Barley (Great Britain) will perform a concert program featuring the famous Austrian composer Heinz Karl Gruber's Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestras, known as one of the world's most difficult cello concertos. Also performed will be music from the young and talented Latvian composers Jēkabs Jančevskis, as well as American John Adam's piece Fearful Symmetries together with a silent film by Jérôme Bosc called Buster created especially for this composition.

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26 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

01 Sep - 31 Dec
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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27 Oct

Concerts (shows)

New music festival "Arena". "Texture of Groove"

27 Oct
Biographies and creative work of authors of this music reflect multicultural features of Argentina, Israel and America, also the famous IRCAM in Paris and London. The two Latvian percussionists who have forged their skills not only in Latvia, but also with outstanding teachers in Russia, Austria, France, Belgium and Germany are able to move the audience and dazzle the jury near and far.

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27 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Concert "Viva Mozart"

27 Oct

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28 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Concerts on Sauer organ

29 Sep - 15 Dec
Old St. Gertrude's Church is home to the largest Sauer organ in Latvia, built by Sauer in 1906. This marvelous romantic-style instrument demonstrates outstanding diversity in register colors, brightness and beauty of sound. The concert programmes includes music of various styles and for different ensembles of professional musicians.

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30 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Chamber music cycle Come Prima program - Altera Shock

30 Oct
Two instrumental ensembles, who have proven themselves with their high professionalism and temperamental performances, earning them much sympathies from the audience. Both ensembles share an interesting arrangement of musicians and instruments - piano, cello, percussion (Art-i-Shock), or kokle, accordion, and flute (Alter Veritas). The concert will feature a completely new concert program, where the first premier of five new compositions will also be performed.

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30 Oct

Concerts (shows)

Three Days Grace in concert

30 Oct
The Canadian alternative hard rock and post grange band Three Days Grace (3DG) are returning with a gig at Palladium concert hall. This event takes place to support their latest album “Outsider”. At the concert you can confidentially expect all the main hits from all their six albums, including such ones as I Hate Everything About You, Never Too Late, Animal I Have Become, Pain, Just Like You, Home, I Am Machine, Riot, The Mountain, etc.

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02 Nov

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

01 Sep - 31 Dec
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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03 Nov

Concerts (classical)

Vestards Šimkus and Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

03 Nov
An excellent opportunity to enjoy performance of the pianist who has visited the world's best concert halls - Vestards Šimkus. The pianist will perform with the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Atvars Lakstīgala.

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09 Nov

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

01 Sep - 31 Dec
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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09 Nov

Concerts (classical)

Sinfonietta Rīga. Beethoven’s 8th symphony and Stravinsky’s dances

09 Nov
Tonal versatility, orchestral artistry and astute creativity were the trump cards of Igor Stravinsky that are now in the hands of Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson. In his Concert Fantastique for clarinet and orchestra all that will be revealed by the young, multi-talented British conductor Jonathan Bermann and one of the most proficient Latvian clarinet masters Mārtiņš Circenis.

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10 Nov

Concerts (shows)

Lāčplēsis Day midnight concert

10 Nov
Lāčplēsis Day this year in Riga will be rung in with a bang as the legendary Latvian folk-metal group Skyforger will perform a night concert at the VEF Palace of Culture at the stroke of midnight. Light and video installations will depict Latvian history and decisive battles, while the bonfire at the entrance of the venue will symbolize the atmosphere during the independence battles and remind visitors of Latvia's torch carrying and candle lighting traditions.

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13 Nov

Concerts (classical)

18th International Bach Chamber Music Festival. Opening concert - European Union Baroque Orchestra.

13 Nov
The European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO) gathers musicians from throughout the EU with the aim of gaining musical experience and inspiration under the guidance of some of the world's greatest musical specialists. In 2018, under the guidance of Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen and guest directors Bojan Cicic and Amandine Beyer, EUBO will perform throughout the EU, including the Bach Festival in Riga.

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16 Nov

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

01 Sep - 31 Dec
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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17 Nov

Events celebrating Latvia's centenary

Multimedia dance show - Both Edges

17 Nov - 19 Nov
Through dance, music and contemporary art technologies, the story of Latvia is told like never before. All the elements of the show - choreography, stage design, lighting, TV camera work and projections - seamlessly work together as one cohesive whole. The design, large scale projections and the choreographed movement create a feeling of being immersed within the 3-D imagery and allow the spectator to go on a hitherto unknown adventure.

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18 Nov

Events celebrating Latvia's centenary

Multimedia dance show - Both Edges

17 Nov - 19 Nov
Through dance, music and contemporary art technologies, the story of Latvia is told like never before. All the elements of the show - choreography, stage design, lighting, TV camera work and projections - seamlessly work together as one cohesive whole. The design, large scale projections and the choreographed movement create a feeling of being immersed within the 3-D imagery and allow the spectator to go on a hitherto unknown adventure.

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19 Nov

Events celebrating Latvia's centenary

Multimedia dance show - Both Edges

17 Nov - 19 Nov
Through dance, music and contemporary art technologies, the story of Latvia is told like never before. All the elements of the show - choreography, stage design, lighting, TV camera work and projections - seamlessly work together as one cohesive whole. The design, large scale projections and the choreographed movement create a feeling of being immersed within the 3-D imagery and allow the spectator to go on a hitherto unknown adventure.

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21 Nov

Concerts (classical)

Chamber music cycle "Come Prima" program - Dark Night

21 Nov
Musicians' union "Trio con brio" is characterized by contemporary and acoustically powerful instruments and music representing different genres. A new acoustic concert program has been developed in cooperation with the most active composers, honoring the role of the Latvian traditional folk song in the 21st century - new new composers bring the folk song analogies into modern interpretations, new musical patterns, arrangements, impressions.

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23 Nov

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

01 Sep - 31 Dec
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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25 Nov

Concerts (classical)

18th Bach Chamber Music Festival. Canto Fiorito (Lithuania), Musica Antiqua Salzburg (Austria).

25 Nov
In honor of Lithuania's centenary, a unique early music project called The Hanseatic Way: A Musical Journey Through a Shared Past has been created. The project is performed by the Lithuanian ensemble Canto Fiorito, with its artistic leader Rodrigo Calveyra, a renown cornett and recorder player from Brazil, and the Austrian early music ensemble Musica Antiqua Salzburg, the main early music collective of this city.

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28 Nov

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

01 Sep - 31 Dec
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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30 Nov

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

01 Sep - 31 Dec
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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