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7th international music festival "Summertime"


From August 12 to 19, the 7th international music festival "Summertime" will once again be held in the Latvian coastal resort city of Jurmala.

From August 12 to 19, the 7th international music festival "Summertime" will once again be held in the Latvian coastal resort city of Jurmala.

The festival’s opening concert will feature the famous Latvian soprano Inessa Galante and her friends from various world opera houses, as well as conductor Tadeusz Voicehowsky (Poland) and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.

The festival will include concert performances from a wide range of musical styles – from jazz to flamenco, to chamber music and opera.

Galante herself will perform several concerts during the festival together with her friends and other musicians from around the world. Other concerts at this year’s festival include "MoZuluArt", featuring a string quartet of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Zulu musicians, a concert by "Grammy" prizewinning band "The Klezmatics" (USA), a concert called "Lizstomania", with Galante herself performing with up and coming world pianists using the music of Franz Liszt, and a concert called "Pearl of Russian Songs". Various other interesting concerts and dance performances will also be held.

The Herman Braun Foundation laid the foundation for the "Summertime" festival back in 2005. Since then, various famous musicians have performed at the festival, among them Inessa Galante, Irina Dolzhenko, Antra Bigaca, Lili Larina, Sergej Larin, Anatoly Safiulin, Egils Silins, Mischa Maisky, Victoria Postnikova, Muza Rubackyte, Baiba Skride, Janine Jansen, Vadim Gluzman, Henk van Twillert, Inna Davidova, Josif Feigelson, Marcis Kulis, Aleksandr Rozhdestvensky, Intars Busulis, Dang Thai Son, Victor Ritov, The Real Group, Cosmos, BRATSCH, Pepe Justicia and his ensemble of flamenco, Die Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie Bremen (conductor Paavo Järvi), the Latvian National Symphony orchestra (conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Andris Nelsons and Aleksandrs Vilumanis) and the European Union Youth Orchestra (conductor Andrej Borejko).


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