To give people the chance to hear the cancelled concerts planned by the Festival for summer 2020, festival organisers will invite audience members in Riga to hear recordings of the symphony concert programmes outdoors: in Riga’s parks, squares and other spaces previously overlooked by this musical genre. The first events are planned for July 9th to 11th in the heart of Riga, in the square opposite the Latvian National Opera.
Over the course of an evening, each location will become a vibrant, resonant and metaphorical “outdoor concert hall”, offering two meditative hours accompanied by classical music.
Unlike traditional classical concerts which take place indoors, audience members will be invited to attend with their picnic baskets to enjoy audio recordings of symphony orchestras in a relaxed atmosphere. Alongside the audiovisual treats, audiences will learn additional information about the programmes being performed, their history and other interesting facts.