June 3, 2019

RĪGA JŪRMALA Music Festival Comes First in The Telegraph’s Top 10 Summer Festivals

The new RĪGA JŪRMALA Music Festival (RJMF2019) has been named as the top classical music holiday destination alongside other world-class festivals in one of the UK’s largest newspapers, The Telegraph and Telegraph Travel. The RĪGA JŪRMALA Festival was mentioned alongside such world famous festivals and magnets of cultural tourism as the Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Munich, Bach and Handel festivals, highlighting RJMF’s newness and its level of guest artists.

This summer, a new, world-class symphony orchestra festival, the RĪGA JŪRMALA Festival, will take place in Latvia, in which orchestras and world-famous conductors such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta, the London Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda, and the Russian National Orchestra and Mikhail Pletnev, as well as many other performers making their Latvian and Baltic debuts, will perform in Riga and Jūrmala.

“The aim of the Riga Jūrmala Music Festival Foundation is to organise a classical music event which will popularise Latvia worldwide as a significant tourist destination for classical music in Northern Europe. After the rich musical offerings of Latvia’s Centenary, the new festival will continue the tradition of concerts featuring high-level guest artists: over the course of four weekends, world-class orchestral concerts with legendary conductors and excellent soloists, as well as solo concerts and special morning concerts for future stars of classical music, will take place in Latvia. For Latvia and its regions, this is a new, unique festival concept,” explains RJMF Executive Director Zane Čulkstēna.

RJMF2019’s organisers are convinced of the need to make the event accessible to as wide an audience as possible –  concert tickets start from just 10 Euro to the young talent concerts in the Small Hall of the Dzintari Concert Hall and Rīga’s Great Guild, and 15 Euro to concerts at the the Dzintari Concert Hall. The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra concert at the Latvian National Opera is completely sold out. There is a 20% discount on tickets for pensioners, students and representatives of classical music institutions.