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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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August 12, 2019

Third RJMF Ekselence Music Club: Rachmaninov and Berlioz

On August 7th at 18.30 in the Film noir cafe at the Splendid Palace cinema, the third and this summer’s final RĪGA JŪRMALA Festival Ekselence music club took place. The club was organised in collaboration with the festival partners Food Union, Latvia’s leading dairy processing company, and gourmet ice cream Ekselence.

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July 26, 2019

The Guardian: Can music unite a young nation?

Latvia is proud of its musical traditions. Like Finland on the other side of the Baltic Sea, it produces a remarkable number of leading conductors and classical musicians for so small a country.

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July 22, 2019

Riga Jurmala Music Festival’s First Weekend Ends After Five Excellent Concerts

This week, from July 19th to 21st, the new Riga Jurmala Symphony Orchestra Music Festival will begin with five excellent concerts at the Latvian National Opera and Great Guild. The festival is comprised of four mini-festival series: four summer weekends of five concerts including one symphonic music heavyweight—a symphony orchestra. Meanwhile, daytime concerts will include performances by those who have been recognized by the musical press as future stars.

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July 19, 2019

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A press conference will be held to open the Riga Jurmala Music Festival

The opening of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival will be marked by a press conference. The press conference will take place on July 19, 11:00, at Grand Hotel Kempinski.

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