One of the world’s leading classical music festivals, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival, today announced an online conference on Digital Transformation in Culture to take place on July 6th from 08.00 - 12.30. The conference will explore the timely subject of digital transformation in the cultural sphere. Leading professionals from world-renowned cultural organisations, festivals, orchestras among others will share their experiences on how using digital tools are transforming their modus operandi and rethinking content creation in performing and visual arts.
Concerts for the second week of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival planned to take place at the Latvian National Opera in Riga will instead take place at the Dzintari Concert Hall in Jurmala, report the festival’s organisers. On August 6th and 7th, we will see the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yuri Temirkanov on the semi-open-air stage at this historic venue in the Baltic beachside resort. The change in venue is primarily motivated by a concern for the health and safety of the artists, audience and team, as well as ensuring the best chances that the concerts can take place with the least restrictions possible.
Balticovo has become one of the Riga Jurmala Festival’s partners for the 2021 season, giving significant support to the operations of the festival and helping to put on a world-class artistic programme.
The online Riga Jurmala Academy masterclasses scheduled for June will be lead by world-famous soprano Olga Peretyatko and Royal Concertgebouworkest bassoonist Simon Van Holen. At the request of the artist, the masterclass with Yefim Bronfman scheduled for today has been postponed indefinitely.
BMW has become the official transport partner for the Rīga Jūrmala Festival’s 2021 season, providing the highest level of comfort for the artists invited by the Festival.
On May 25th, a special and long-awaited masterclass will take place on the Rīga Jūrmala Academy Facebook page with celebrated pianist Yefim Bronfman. Three young, talented Baltic pianists will be taking part in the masterclass: Aleksandrs Kalējs, Mantas Šernius un Elžbieta Liepa Dvarionaite, who are piano students at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Next week, on May 12th, 13th and 14th, three string masterclasses will take place on the Rīga Jūrmala Academy Facebook page led by world-famous musicians: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Violinist Robert Chen, Principal Cellist John Sharp, and Gautier Capuçon, one of the 21st century’s leading cellists. The masterclasses, which can be viewed by all who are interested, will feature students from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and pupils from the Emīls Dārziņš Music Secondary School.
A masterclass with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s principal oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk will take place today, April 12th, at 4 p.m. on the Rīga Jūrmala Academy Facebook page with Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music students Varvara Zavjalova, Renāte Lodziņa, Pauls Kristaps Reinis and Kira Maija Kirsanova.
Tomorrow, April 9th, an online masterclass with famous tenor Joseph Calleja and Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music students Renārs Austrums, Dainis Kalnačs, Andris Kipļuks and Vladislavs Skrunds will be broadcast. Anyone can watch the masterclass online through the Rīga Jūrmala Academy Facebook page.
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