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.
While this year’s Festival has been cancelled, audiences in Riga and Jurmala are able to hear the planned repertoire for the Festival is a series of open-air broadcasts of recordings. Presented in a highly creative way, listeners get the impression that the music is coming from their surroundings - its parks, trees and bushes – which is combined with light installations created by artist Krišs Salmanis. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own picnics and the reaction of participants was estatic as people felt it was a much needed public coming together to share a cultural moment as Latvia comes out of the pandemic and opens up to tourism and cultural events.Read more
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