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July 2, 2021

Riga Jurmala Music Festival announces formation of Mariss Jansons Festival Orchestra

On 2 July 2021, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival has announced that musicians from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Concertgebouworkest, the Oslo Philharomonic Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will come together to honour the great Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons. Under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner, the Mariss Jansons Festival Orchestra will debut at this year’s Riga Jurmala Music Festival’s opening weekend (16 – 18 July) in lieu of the previously announced Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, which withdrew due to COVID-19-related circumstances. The Festival has further announced modified admission procedures for the first weekend, resulting in markedly increased capacities. 

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June 22, 2021

“Riga Jurmala” Festival Opens Season with Series of Vibrant Musical Soirées

To launch the international “Riga Jurmala” classical music festival, the first two Musical Soirées of this summer will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of July in the square opposite the Latvian National Opera. In partnership with Radio 3 “Klasika”, visitors of those and other upcoming events that will take place in various Riga’s parks and on the beach in Jurmala, will be able to listen to recordings by various world-famous orchestras and artists from this year’s festival concert programme. 

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June 18, 2021

Riga Jurmala Music Festival’s first weekend will welcome its visitors in less than a month

One of the most anticipated summer destinations for classical music lovers, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival, returns in less than a month with the first weekend set to take place between July 16th and 18th in the Baltic beachside resort Jurmala.

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June 14, 2021

Riga Jurmala International Music Festival Announce International Conference on Digital Transformation in Culture

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. 

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May 31, 2021

Riga Jurmala Music Festival’s Concerts with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra to Take Place at Dzintari Concert Hall

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.

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May 27, 2021

Balticovo Becomes Riga Jurmala Music Festival Partner!

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. 

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May 25, 2021

Two Riga Jurmala Academy Masterclasses Scheduled for June With Soprano Olga Peretyatko and Bassoonist Simon Van Holen!

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. 

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May 19, 2021

BMW Becomes The Riga Jurmala Music Festival's Official Car Partner!

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.

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May 18, 2021

Yefim Bronfman, One of the World’s Leading Contemporary Pianists, to Soon Offer Rīga Jūrmala Academy Masterclass!

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.  

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May 7, 2021

Three Riga Jurmala Masterclasses to Take Place Next Week With String Virtuosos: Cellists Gautier Capuçon and John Sharp and Violinist Robert Chen!

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.

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