August 10, 2021

Highlights from the past weekend of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival

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.

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August 2, 2021

Additional tickets available for the concerts in August & September

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.

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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.

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July 23, 2021

Riga Jurmala Music Festival modifies the programme for its second weekend, August 6 - 8

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra withdraws due to COVID-19; Mikhail Pletnev steps in with a rare all-Chopin recital and a chamber music encounter with cellist Mischa Maisky and violinist Daniel Lozakovich

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July 21, 2021

Riga Jurmala Music Festival concludes its opening weekend with 3500 audience members and a standing ovation!

The Riga Jurmala Music Festival opened last weekend 16-18 July with huge success, being one of the world’s first international music festivals to welcome 100% capacity audiences without masks. The Festival took the decision to only allow audience members who had been double vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID-19, to allow for maximum numbers of people to enjoy the world-class visiting artists in the safest possible circumstances. The first weekend saw around 3,500 visitors across the five concerts at Riga’s Great Guild and Jurmala’s Dzintari Concert Hall.

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July 9, 2021

Riga Jurmala Music Festival brings together Mikhail Pletnev and Daniel Lozakovich for their first concert together

The Riga Jurmala Music Festival has announced that its second weekend will now feature the first-ever collaboration between the renowned Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev and the up-and-coming Swedish violinist Daniel Lozakovich.

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July 8, 2021

Latvian Television to broadcast the large-scale concert of the newly formed Mariss Jansons Festival Orchestra

On Sunday, July 18, Latvian Television will broadcast from Dzintari Concert Hall a special concert by the newly-formed Mariss Jansons Festival Orchestra, conducted by the renowned British conductor John Eliot Gardiner.

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July 7, 2021

Students from all three Baltic states will attend in-person masterclasses with András Schiff, Renaud Capuçon, Yefim Bronfman and Leif Ove Andsnes

The Riga Jurmala Music Festival, an international classical music festival whose opening concerts are set to take place on the weekend of July 16 to 18, has announced that music students from all three Baltic states will have the opportunity to attend in-person masterclasses with guest artists performing at the festival this summer. The first masterclasses will take place already on July 17 at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music with the distinguished Hungarian pianist Sir András Schiff. Three young pianists will take part in the masterclasses: Kasparas Mikužis (Lithuania), Pāvels Laganovskis (Latvia) and Tähe-Lee Liiv (Estonia).

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July 6, 2021

Digital Transformation in Culture About People, Not Technology

The international online Digital Transformation in Culture conference took place today, July 6th, with the participation of a range of culture professionals from world-renowned organisations and projects. 

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July 5, 2021

The first of the series of Musical Soirées successfully held

To symbolically launch the international Riga Jurmala classical music festival, the first Riga Jurmala Musical Soirées were held on July 2nd and 3rd in the square opposite the Latvian National Opera.

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