July 27, 2021

The festival’s Musical Soirées continue with the music of Chopin in Kronvalds Park!

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.

“This summer we are continuing the series of musical evenings, or soirées, that we launched last summer, and we are thrilled by the great interest people have shown in it. The main goal of these evenings is to let everyone, including inexperienced classical music listeners, become acquainted with the festival programme through a different kind of listening experience – in an informal environment in a park, while enjoying a relaxing picnic,” says Zane Čulkstēna, the Executive director of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival.

“The Musical Soirée in Kronvalds Park will be special in that it will feature works by Chopin that festival-goers will be hearing at the same time performed by the eminent Russian pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev at Dzintari Concert Hall.”


The Musical Soirées is a unique event concept that lets listeners become acquainted with classical music from a different perspective. Over the course of the evening, the venue is transformed into an enjoyable picnic featuring two hours of classical music in an informal atmosphere.

While entry to the Musical Soirées is free of charge, audience size is limited and attendees must register beforehand HERE.

To ensure we can comply with all health and safety requirements, entry to the event will only be with a digital COVID-19 certificate proving vaccination against or recent recovery from the illness. Negative COVID-19 tests won’t be accepted. These rules apply also to children.

The Musical Soirées are organised in cooperation with Latvian Radio 3 “Klasika”, Food Union and Ekselence ice cream, the Barents seafood restaurant and Balticovo.