With concerts taking place in the historic cities of Riga and Jurmala, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival features four weekends throughout the summer. A leading international orchestra and conductor anchor each weekend, offering a range of symphonic concerts and recitals that feature leading stars and young up-and-coming talent.
As part of the Rīga Jūrmala Festival Academy, world-famous cellist and former Rigan Mischa Maisky (1948) will give online masterclasses to young Latvian talents. The masterclass will take place on July 8th at 3 p.m., and the participants will be cellists from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music: Klāvs Jankevics, Ernests Cīrulis and Tomass Ančs. The masterclass can be viewed by the public on the Festival Facebook page. The masterclass will be moderated by composer, music journalist and critic Edgars Raginskis.Read more
Although this summer’s highly anticipated Riga Jurmala Music Festival was forced to suspend its full-scale programme until next year, we couldn’t just leave the audience without a few rather special musical encounters. This time, Riga itself turns into a stage. In July and August, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival is offering a series of enchanting summer evenings accompanied by timeless classical melodies. However, the Festival will switch its ordinary indoor format and head outdoors – to Riga’s parks, streets, and industrial areas.Read more