The Riga Jurmala Music Festival has come to a close with two grand concerts by the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and famous Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, as well as performances from virtuoso artists Mao Fujita and Marc Bouchkov. Over four weekends, 329 musicians from around the world, three of the world’s best orchestras conducted by Andris Nelsons, John Elliot Gardiner and Daniel Harding, and top-class soloists of different generations visited Riga and Jūrmala.
Already tomorrow, on September 2 from 5 till 6 p.m. (Riga time) Festival's press conference will take place to open the 4th weekend of the Festival. The conference will be live-streamed on the Festival's website and Facebook page.
On Sunday, August 29th, the third weekend of the Rīga Jūrmala Music Festival came to a close with a concert by world-class Latvian soprano Kristīne Opolais and pianist Agnese Egliņa. During the weekend, five classical music concerts were attended by almost 4,000 audience members from Latvia and elsewhere.
The Riga Jurmala Music Festival announces the withdrawal of bass-baritone Bryn Terfel from his scheduled recital on Sunday 29 August at 7pm at the Dzintari Concert Hall following medical advice to recover from health issues. Latvian soprano and leading international opera performer Kristīne Opolais has graciously accepted to offer a recital in collaboration with pianist Agnese Egliņa at the same date, time and venue.
This Friday, August 27th, the first concert of the third week of the Rīga Jūrmala Music Festival will take place in the Great Hall of Jūrmala’s Dzintari Concert Hall. The concert will feature Amsterdam’s world-famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under conductor Daniel Harding. On August 28th, also at Dzintari, renowned American soprano Renée Fleming, one of the greatest performers of our time, will give a concert with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
The continuation and third weekend of the Rīga Jūrmala Festival, with concerts taking place between August 27th and 29th at Dzintari Concert Hall in Jūrmala and the Great Guild Hall, opens next Thursday, August 26th at Riga’s Kronvalda Park between 7:30 p.m. and 9:20 p.m., with music lovers’ favourite, Musical Soiree with Ekselence. The event is free, and tickets must be reserved in advance at tickets.riga-jurmala.com/2021.
Next Friday, on August 27, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival’s educational programme in cooperation with Embassy of the United States of America in Latvia presents an in-person singing masterclass with legendary American soprano Renée Fleming. As part of the class, Daniils Kuzmins and Ilze Grēvele – all of whom are students at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music – will work on their renditions of world-famous arias and romances. The masterclass will be open to the public, and Q&A session with the soprano will follow afterwards. The masterclass will take place at the Great Guild Hall on August 27 from 10 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. and the attendance must be booked in advance at tickets.riga-jurmala.com/2021/. Additionally, the masterclass will be broadcasted online on Riga Jurmala Academy’s Facebook page.
This past weekend, August 6 to 8, saw the second of four weekends of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival. Visitors enjoyed five chamber music concerts by some of the world’s greatest performers and took part in a Musical Soirée with Ekselence, which featured a relaxed musical picnic in Riga’s Kronvalds Park. Mischa Maisky, in collaboration with the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, also led a cello masterclass for talented young musicians.
We are happy to inform you that there are additional tickets available to all Festival concerts! Consistent with our policy of prioritising health and safety, we have decided that for the rest of the Festival’s concerts from 6 August to 5 September 2021, admission will be allowed exclusively to ticket-holders who hold a valid COVID-19 EU Digital Certificate that proves the fact of vaccination or recovery. As a result, capacities at all concerts are increased to 100%, and more tickets are available.
The next Musical Soirée of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival takes place on the evening of August 7 from 7.30 till 9.30 p.m. in Kronvalds Park, Riga. Concurrently with Mikhail Pletnev’s concert at Dzintari Concert Hall, the audience will hear the Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major, op. 51; 13 Mazurkas and the Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin.