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August 21, 2019

Jan Lisiecki to replace Murray Perahia on August 24 for performance with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Pianist Jan Lisiecki will replace pianist Murray Perahia on August 24 at 7pm at the Riga Jurmala Music Festival in the performance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Zubin Mehta.  Unfortunately, Murray Perahia has had to withdraw from this engagement due to ill health, as well as engagements at the Salzburg Festival, the BBC Proms in London and the Lucerne Festival.  The program will remain unchanged: Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major op. 58 and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major.  

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August 20, 2019

Riga Jurmala Music Festival to Continue This Week with Five Exceptional Concerts: Mehta, the Israel Philharmonic, Perahia, Lisiecki, Wang, Kozhukhin, Conunova

This week, from August 23rd to 25th, the new Riga Jurmala Music Festival continues with five excellent concerts at the Great and Small Halls of the Dzintari Concert Hall. Performing at the third weekend of the festival will be young pianist Jan Lisiecki (23.08), the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and legendary conductor Zubin Mehta (24. and 25.08), world-famous pianists Murray Perahia (24.08) and Yuja Wang (25.08), in addition to chamber performances by pianist Denis Kozhukhin (24.08) and violinist Alexandra Conunova (25.08).

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August 19, 2019

The second weekend of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival has concluded: Maisky, MILOŠ, Peretyatko, Appl, Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra

Yesterday, August 19th, the second weekend of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival closed with a chamber music concert by baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist Simon Lepper, as well as a concert by the Russian National Orchestra, cellist Mischa Maisky and conductor Mikhail Pletnev.

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MILOŠ and Peretyatko: Excellent Concerts Loved by the Audience

On August 17th two wonderful concerts took place in the Small Hall of the Dzintari Concert Hall: guitarist MILOŠ and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra String Quartet played music from Bach to The Beatles; while the evening saw a top solo concert given by soprano Olga Peretyatko, who replaced tenor Joseph Calleja, who had taken ill.

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August 18, 2019

Standing ovation after the performance of Mischa and Lily Maisky

On August 16th the second Riga Jurmala Music Festival weekend was opened by chamber music concert of cellist Mischa Maisky and pianist Lily Maisky in Dzintari Concert hall.

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August 16, 2019

Olga Peretyatko will replace tenor Joseph Calleja on 17th August

Soprano Olga Peretyatko will replace tenor Joseph Calleja for the Riga Jurmala Music Festival’s concert on the night of 17th August due to the tenor’s sudden indisposition.

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Mischa Maisky: My Brightest Memories of Latvia Are from the Dzintari Concert Hall

To help with getting ready for the next festival weekend, the organisers have prepared some practical advice and we invite you to acquaint yourself with it before the concerts.

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August 15, 2019

Riga Jurmala Music Festival Continues This Week With Five Excellent Concerts: Maisky, Pletnev, Calleja, MILOŠ, Appl

This week, from August 16th to 18th, the new Riga Jurmala Music Festival will continue in the Great and Small Halls of the Dzintari Concert Hall with five world-class concerts. Performing at the second weekend of the festival will be world-famous cellist Mischa Maisky (16.08 and 18.08), tenor Joseph Calleja (17.08), guitarist MILOŠ (17.08), baritone Benjamin Appl (18.08), and the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev (18.08).

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Useful information for the festival guests

To help with getting ready for the next festival weekend, the organisers have prepared some practical advice and we invite you to acquaint yourself with it before the concerts.

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August 14, 2019

World-Famous Cellist Mischa Maisky to Perform at the Riga Jurmala Music Festival with Two Concerts

On August 16th and 18th, the Riga-born, world-famous cellist Mischa Maisky will visit the Dzintari Concert Hall for two concerts. On August 16th he will give a concert of chamber music with his daughter, pianist Lily Maisky, while on August 18th he will perform Saint-Saëns’ Concerto for Cello and Orchestra with the Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.

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