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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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July 18, 2019

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra to open the festival

The RIGA JURMALA Music Festival will open this week – 19 and 21 July – with two concerts by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO). Both concerts will be broadcast live on Latvian Radio 3 Klasika, but the concert on 21 July will also be aired on Latvian Television at 22:10 with the generous support of the Foreign Ministry of the Federal German Republic.

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July 17, 2019

The youth orchestra records a special greeting for the guests of RJMF

A specially assembled youth orchestra, led by burgeoning conductor Arturs Oskars Mitrevics, recorded a welcome video for RJMF guests called “Music is in Our Nature”.

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Useful information for the festival guests

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

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July 8, 2019

Riga Jurmala Music Festival and Riga Wine & Champagne invite to enjoy the pairing up of music and wine in the best restaurants of Riga

Riga Wine & Champagne festival has established a collaboration with the new Riga Jurmala Music Festival – music lovers will have a unique chance to enjoy a set of wine and music paired up by the leading restaurants and sommeliers of Riga.

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Delicious and excellent: the first Ekselence Music Club took place in Maestro Jansons’ childhood apartment

The first Riga Jurmala Music festival Ekselence Music Club happened on 5 July. The event is organised in collaboration with festival partner Food Union – Latvia’s leading dairy processor – and their gourmet ice cream brand Ekselence.

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June 25, 2019

Susanna Mälkki to replace indisposed Mariss Jansons

As announced today by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons is immediately taking a three-month regenerative break on the advice of his doctors, preventing him from conducting concerts with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in June, July and August 2019. Susanna Mälkki, music director of the Helsinki Philharmonic and principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will replace Mariss Jansons for the concerts with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra during the opening weekend of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival

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