Today, October 1st, tickets go on sale to the public for the Rīga Jūrmala Music Festival. The new season of the Festival, which will take place over 20 concerts in Riga and Jūrmala from July 16th to August 29th, will feature world-renowned classical music stars, including pianists Yuja Wang, Vikingur Ólafsson (Iceland), Sir András Schiff, Leif Ove Andsnes (Norway), Yefim Bronfman, Arcadi Volodos and Annabel Thwaite. The festival will also feature cellist Truls Mørk and violinist Renaud Capuçon, as well as legendary vocal soloists including soprano Renee Fleming, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, baritone Matthias Goerne, and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote.
Tickets for the 2021 Festival season will be available on pre-sale with a 30% discount from October 1st until November 1st, 2020, at the Festival’s ticket shop. Those Festival visitors who decided to leave money paid for tickets for the 2020 season as a deposit or donation are invited to purchase tickets to upcoming Festival concerts or contact organisers.
“This is a very complicated time for the entire culture industry, which is why we are so grateful for the support and interest shown by audiences and our partners since we announced the programme for the new season. During the upcoming season of the Festival, Latvia will welcome the world’s best musicians, which will not only give locals and, hopefully, international visitors a top-quality artistic programme, but also boost the image of Latvia as a country,” explains Zane Čulkstēna, Executive Director of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival.
The Festival format retains its previous artistic concept, offering a mini-festival series over four weekends, featuring world-class symphony orchestras and conductors such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Eliot Gardiner, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and their Music Director Yuri Temirkanov, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and long-time Music Director Riccardo Muti, as well as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Daniel Harding.
Afternoon concerts, which justified their unusual format with their popularity in the first season of the Festival, will include a stellar selection of young, talented pianists, including George Li, Daumants Liepiņš, Yoav Levanon, Behzod Abduraimov, and Alexandre Kantorow, as well as violinist Daniel Lozakovich, who will perform on the stage of Riga’s Great Guild. The famous British vocal ensemble, the King’s Singers, will also perform at the Great Guild.