June 30, 2020

We invite you to the Riga Jurmala Musical Soirées!

Although this summer’s highly anticipated Riga Jurmala Music Festival was forced to suspend its full-scale programme until next year, we couldn’t just leave the audience without a few rather special musical encounters. This time, Riga itself turns into a stage.

In July and August, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival is offering a series of enchanting summer evenings accompanied by timeless classical melodies. However, the Festival will switch its ordinary indoor format and head outdoors – to Riga’s parks, streets, and industrial areas.


During multiple open-air sessions of pre-recorded concerts, locals and visitors to the city are invited to enjoy select pieces from the symphony orchestra programme of the Festival’s 2020 edition. The recordings are played as if the sound were emanating from the cityscape itself – from the trees, bushes, and other hidden corners, thus creating an overwhelming audial experience enhanced with light projections and picture-perfect settings.

The first events are planned from July 9 to 11 at 20:00 – 22:30 in the square in front of the Latvian National Opera, playing the repertoire of the cancelled festival concerts:

Programme of July 9

  • Antonín DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
  • Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36

Programme of July 10

  • Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, op. 109
    Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, op. 110
    Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, op. 111

Programme of July 11

  • Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73 “Emperor”
  • Béla BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123

Over the course of two hours, we welcome you to listen to an audio concert and relax, chat with your friends and enjoy the perfection of an ice cream – Ekselence Ice Cream. Brand Ekselence continues to support classical music lovers and this time every visitor of the event will have the chance to treat himself with one of the hottest new flavours of this summer – Ekselence latte macchiato ice cream.

What could be better than a picnic in a park?

In order to enjoy the evening at its finest, our partner restaurant Barents will take care of picnic baskets and refreshments, which can be ordered before the event or will be available for purchasing on site.

However, to satisfy everyone’s wishes and ensure well-being, visitors are also welcome to come with their own pre-prepared picnic baskets.

Register and pre-order snacks and refreshments HERE! 


Riga Jurmala Musical Soirées are supported by the Riga City Council, Riga Tourism Development Bureau and Ice Cream Ekselence.

Our supporters: Amber Beverage Group, Cross Keys Gin, saldējums “Ekselence”, Food Union, Rietumu Banka, Forta Pro, izdevnniecība “Rīgas Viļņi”, Uniting History, Zuzeum, airBaltic, Baltic Travel Group, FBO Riga, Grand Hotel Kempinski, Rigas Dome, Live Riga, JSC “Latvijas kuģniecība”.