Last weekend, from August 14th–16th, the final Riga Jurmala Music Festival Musical Soirees took place as part of the Riga City Festival. As part of the event, visitors could enjoy the informal atmosphere and see the city from a different perspective: through classical music, by listening to Riga Jurmala Music Festival programmes which were not performed this summer.
During the cycle of nine events, which took place in July and August in the cities of Riga and Jūrmala, around 1,500 listeners from Latvia and abroad enjoyed these unusual musical soirees. Recordings of the unperformed concerts were played over the course of the evenings, creating the sensation of melodies emanating from the city itself, its parks, trees and bushes, creating a unique musical experience. Musical enjoyment was enhanced by light installations and an atmosphere created by artist Krišs Salmanis.