Events in Latvia

Vocal night with Natalia Arkhipova and Laurent Naouri -
Natalia Arkhipova (soprano, Russia), Laurent Naouri (bass-baritone, France) and Elena Filonova (piano, France) will perform Georges Bizet, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Reinhold Glière, Henri Duparc, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff.

The 300th anniversary of C.P.E. Bach’s birthday. -
This year the whole music world is celebrating this great anniversary, and these concerts will open the autumn cycle of the Bach festival in Riga. Six brilliant pianists will give listener’s a glimpse of C.P.E. Bach’s world of keyboard music, performing his sonatas, rondos and fantasies.

A concert by Capella Cracoviensis -
Capella Cracoviensis (The Krakowian Capella) is a chamber choir and orchestra that plays instruments from the baroque period. The concert will feature music by 18th-century Austrian and Polish composers.

A baroque violin and lute duet -
The duo of Lidewij van der Voort (baroque violin) and Fred Jacobs (lute, theorbo) was created to promote the beautiful melodies and peculiar style of improvisation distinctive of the music of 17th-century composers. The concert will feature music by 17th-century Italian and Austrian composers.

Mendelssohn’s Elijah -
An expression of true piety or sentimental kitsch? An oratorio or semi-opera? Drawing inspiration from Bach and Handel, Mendelssohn composed the extensive opus “Elijah” for the Birmingham festival that became the pinnacle of his creative career.

The Poet and the Mermaid -
The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and the State Choir “Latvija”, accompanied by vocalists Jolanta Strikaite and Daumants Kalniņš, will perform the oratorio by Latvian masters Imants Kalniņš and Imants Ziedonis, “The Poet and the Mermaid”, as well as Cesar Franck’s monumental Symphony in D minor.
LNSO, Chopin and Poland -
The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Russian virtuoso pianist Anton Lyakhovsky, will focus on works by Polish composers. The orchestra will be conducted by Modestas Pitrenas.

Reinis Zariņš. Clouds. Tchaikovsky -
The internationally acclaimed pianist Reinis Zariņš, together with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andris Poga, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Concerto, as well as the Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds’ “Clouds”.

Beethoven’s Fifth -
The medieval masters’ singing skills were so exquisite that their voices long echoed in later musical and poetical masterpieces, including Richard Wagner’s only comic opera “The Master-Singers of Nuremberg”. During its overture, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra will perform Max Bruch’s excellent Violin Concerto No 1 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, which so well prepares the human soul for new beginnings.

A solo show by David Guetta -
An icon of contemporary electronic music and the artist who proved that a deejay’s performance can gather tens of thousands of excited viewers in arenas and stadiums across the world will come to Riga with a completely new show of light, sound and pyrotechnics to introduce his upcoming, sixth studio album.