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Time: 
11:00 - 16:00

Meteņi is a festival where the ancient Latvians celebrated the passing of winter and started preparing for the coming of spring. Meteņi saw the winter's last mask processions, when people sang, danced, wished well, visited each other far away, rode sleighs down a mountain and boasted to ensure a good harvest.

Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum
  • Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum
Venue: 
Latvijas Etnogrāfiskais brīvdabas muzejs
Address: 
Brīvības gatve 440, Rīga, LV-1024
56"59'42 24"15'53
56.995022, 24.264797
Last updated: 11.06.2014

New winter tradition in the city event calendar invites to plays andgameswithsymbols of Riga. Black cat? Roster at the top of the tower in Riga? Lielais Kristaps (Big Christopher)? Which is the symbol of Riga today?

By encouraging to identify and search for new symbols of Riga, in 2013 Winter Doings of Riga, channel beaver became a favourite of inhabitants of Riga. Activities take place all day: there will be a maskparade of inhabitants of Riga, exciting andathleticcompetitions, artist workshops, variousperformances and urban dances by the most popular DJs, carnival parades with images of symbols of Riga designed by artists. Winter Doings of Riga has a special closing event ¾Winter Ball.

Venue: 
Esplanāde
Time: 
19:00

Ieva Parša has participated in various performances of major vocal and instrumental works, has specialised in the interpretation of Baroque and contemporary music. The singer is renowned for her sophisticated sense of style and her great ability to interpret the music of the 20th century.

Venue: 
Spīķeru koncertzāle
Time: 
19:00

The programme will offer the most beautiful melodies, songs and duets created by Latvian, American, Italian composers and composers from other countries. RIGA Professional Symphonic Band with conductor Raitis Ašmanis and soloists Ieva Kerēvica, Artūrs Skrastiņš, and Juris Jope performing.

Venue: 
Lielā ģilde
Time: 
19:00

Within the collaborationof an international team from Latvia, Switzerland, and Germany, two contemporary chamber operas were created ¾comedy and drama, inspired by the outstanding play by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes "Lysistrata"(411 B.C.). It is astory about a smart and strong personality ¾a woman who is able to change the world and stop the war with non-violent methods.

Venue: 
Latvijas Dzelzceļa muzejs
Time: 
19:00

Latvian Radio Choir with Kaspars Putniņš as conductor performs at the concert. Latvian Radio Choir is one of the most renowned professional chamber choirs in Europe.

The great success of the choir is linked with the specific artistic development of its activities, which can be described as a sound laboratory — the singers of the choir explore their vocal skills by turning to the mysteries of traditional singing, as well as to the art of quartertone and overtone singing.

Venue: 
Mazā ģilde
Time: 
19:00

If the world of film music were an exquisite restaurant, the American conductor Timothy Brock would be its chef and gourmet idol. Brock's rich experience and sophisticated creativeness in the film music genre has ensured him a safe place on the American film music interpretation stage.

Venue: 
Lielā ģilde
Time: 
17:00

Several saxophones and pianos, guitar and violin, electronics and the charming voice of Frederic Hormain — all of this will form an attractive and intimate, contemporary and eternal story about Him and Her.

Venue: 
Kultūras pils Ziemeļblāzma
Time: 
19:00

The leading Israel chamber orchestra Israel Camerata, conducted by Avner Biron, who founded it in 1983 and has been its artistic director ever since, will be performing at the concert. The orchestra performs over 100 concerts a year in various festivals and educational projects in Israel and abroad.

Venue: 
Lielā ģilde
Date: 
07.02 - 16.03.2014
Time: 
Tuesday12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday - Sunday12:00 - 18:00

Zoon in a Zoot-Suit focuses on one of the most important modern philosophic works, "Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstranta" by the Dutch philosopher Benedict de Spinoza (1632–1677). Within this project, the work by Spinoza is made topical again and visualised by assistance of philosophers Ainārs Kamoliņš and Aaron Schuster and artists Aditya Mandayam and Oļa Vasiļjeva.

Venue: 
- kim? Laikmetīgās mākslas centrs