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Program – J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, H. Purcell, G. Caccini, W.A. Mozart, L. Luzzi. Performers: Olga Pyatigorskaya, soprano; Yevgenia Lissitsina, organ; Leonards Antoņēvičs, violin.
In an unusual duet of the trumpet and bandaneon, Paolo Fresu and Daniele di Bonaventura will perform with smooth jazz founders "Jeff Lorber Fusion".
Mike Dawes, a guitar virtuoso, will perform with outstanding Ladino artist Yasmin Levy in a double concert!
On solstice night Latvians celebrate the Ligo - a ritual performed by their forefathers, kept alive in a modern form. The celebration is an affirmation of national vitality, an acknowledgment of our origins and roots. The story at the heart of the production will usher Riga’s guests, at least for a moment, into a world of light worship and rituals of this vital celebration. Conceptually, the production is based on the traditional and ritual celebration of Ligo night from a contemporary perspective.
The International Baltic Ballet Competition gala concert will host the competition’s winners and guests: Featuring: Boston Ballet’s leading soloist Avetik Karapetyan; 1st prize winner at the 12th Moscow International Ballet Competition 2013 Timofej Andrijashenko; the prominent Saint Petersburg Ballet soloists Tatyana Tkachenko and Ivan Zaytsev; Dutch National Ballet soloist Viktoriya Ananyan; winner of various world ballet competitions Isaac Hernandez; as well as leading soloists from the Latvian National Ballet.
The International Baltic Ballet Competition gathers students from professional ballet schools and classical ballet dancers under three age groups (12 to 26) from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Poland, Croatia, South Africa, Japan, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Brazil and the United States.
The inexhaustible ocean of J.S.Bach and music created under his influence by Latvian and the world’s masters of sound. For the first time in Latvia, a joint project by Riga Dome, Liepaja Trinity Cathedral and Dubulti Lutheran Church, will result in a premier of three pieces, each composed for its venue, and a world premier of three all-new works together in Riga Dome, entitled The Latvian Trilogy for Organ.
This show is a sketch or an elaboration of a thought - more a reaction to a given environment than an exhibition of completed works
A double show featuring Sanya Kantarovsky and Ella Kruglyanskaya’s (both from New York) is inspired by Vera Mukhina, Riga-born Soviet sculpting star, on the 125th anniversary of the birth of this unique person.
Responding to the classical role of artist within society, centred on a faith in art and the belief that it can change the world, the show deals with the liberal spectrum of art in whose proximity viewers are invited to reveal something new about themselves, without losing a sense of security and protection.
The most important international two-day dance-sport festival of the year will feature a spectacular and varied program!
A concert featuring a selection of choir music by US and European composers.
Performed by the Vivace girls’ choir from Jazeps Medins 1st Music School of Riga. Conducted by Andra Fenhane and Alise Koknevica. Program: J.S. Bach, A. Lotti, R. Dubra
Performing J.S. Bach, L. Vierne, D. Popper. Featuring the Dream Team cello ensemble, with Diana Ozolina, Ieva Upatniece, Lolita Lilje, Mareta Prikule, Dace Zalite, Janis Rinkulis, Zane Gulane, Ainars Pauksens, and guest performances by Zita Varga from Croatia (cello), Kristaps Bergs (cello), and Ligita Sneibe from Sweden (organ).
Music by US and Baltic composers, spirituals and hymns, performed by the Doane College choir from the US.
Philip Glass’s and Eric Whitacre’s music performed by the University of Latvia’s choir DeCoro, conducted by Peteris and Kristiana Vaickovskis. Organist - Ilze Reine.
The Amber Cup is one of the world’s most famous sporting events for amateurs and the most prestigious ice hockey championship for veterans, where spectators can witness legendary players from different generations brought together on the ice.
As part of the project “Meet Me in the museum!” the Latvian Museum of Naive Art will host the show Fest Naive. Moscow-Riga, an exhibition of works from an international art festival for outsider and naive art.
Kaspars Teodors Brambergs is a well-known artist who is not afraid to experiment. His works incorporate different natural elements such as sand, marble dust, soil and other materials that interact and result in a special technique, capturing the author’s flight of mind.
The show presents a variety of different tropical orchids as well as other exotic plants. Rare as well as more familiar sorts of orchids and other plants will be available for purchase and experienced breeders will be on hand to provide detailed advice on their care.