On 17 January 2020, conductor, pianist, musician, artist and humanist Vladimir Ashkenazy announced his retirement from public performances with immediate effect.
For the second year in a row, the symphony orchestra festival Riga Jurmala will take place in Latvia from 10 July to 30 August. For the second year in a row, the European Festival Association has awarded the Festival with the EFFE Label, an accolade rewarding the Festival for the quality for its artistic output, audience accessibility and international reach.
During this wonderful holiday season, give your relatives, friends and colleagues the gift of an unforgettable and musically exciting summer! Gift cards are available for all concerts of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival. Choose from the gift card types already offered or create your own!
Today, November 20th, pre-sales of online tickets began for the new season of concerts of the Rīga Jūrmala Music Festival, which will take place in Riga and Jurmala from July 10th to August 30th, 2020. The pre-sale of concert tickets only applies to online tickets, and will be available with a special discount of 30% off.
The Riga Jurmala Music Festival today announced its 2020 programme, taking place across four weekends between 10 July and 30 August. As with the inaugural edition this year, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival will present four orchestras, anchoring each weekend of three evening and two noon orchestral and chamber music concerts.
Tickets for the 2020 Festival season will be available on pre-sale from 20 November 2019 at the Festival’s website: www.riga-jurmala.com!
On November 4th at 11:30 a.m., in the Organ Hall of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, a press conference will be held to announce the 2020 artistic programme, planned changes for the expansion of the Festival, and the results achieved during the first season of the Festival.
Today, September 1st, the first Riga Jurmala Music Festival ended. Over four weekends, more than 350 musicians—four of the world’s best orchestras conducted by top conductors Zubin Mehta, Mikhail Pletnev, Gianandrea Noseda and Susanna Mälkki, as well as brilliant soloists of different generations—came to Riga and Jūrmala.
This weekend from August 30 to September 1 festival guests will have the chance to enjoy the last concerts of the first Riga Jurmala Music Festival. To help with getting ready for this event, the festival organisers have prepared some practical advice and we invite you to acquaint yourself with it before the concerts.