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Date: 
22.10.2014

The "Tenso Days" in Riga close with a spectacular concert in Riga Dome Cathedral on October 22.

Riga Dome Cathedral
  • Riga Dome Cathedral
  • Photo: Kristina Stalnionyte

The programme includes samples of French and Flemish polyphony from the Baroque era, Norwegian sacred folksongs, Pēteris Vasks and Arvo Part's music and new original compositions created in the Latvian Radio Choir's Sound Laboratory.

Performers: "Nederlands Kamerkoor" from the Netherlands, "Musicatreize" from France, "Det Norske Solistkor" from Norway, Latvian Radio Choir, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and soloists.

The Tenso Network Europe unites the European choirs since 2003. One of the four founders of the network and its driving force in terms of ideas is Latvian Radio Choir, which will host the international choir festival "Tenso Days in Riga" in October 2014, when Riga will become the capital of European professional choirs, organizing masterclasses for young composers, meetings of professionals, and concerts. "Tenso Days in Riga" will see the Latvian Radio Choir and other leading European professional choirs offering programs to the audiences never presented before.

Venue: 
Riga Dome Cathedral
Address: 
Herdera laukums 6, Rīga
56"56'57 24"6'17
56.949173, 24.104717
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Last updated: 11.06.2014
Date: 
18.10.2014

Three prominent European choirs and Latvian National Symphony Orchestra unite for the performance of Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms".

October 18 at the Great Guild Hall, RIAS "Kammerchor" from Germany, "Eric Ericsons Kammarkör" from Sweden, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Latvian National Symphony Orchestra will come together under conductor Kaspars Putniņš as part of the "Tenso Days" for the performance of one of the most complex and greatest opus’ of 20th century choral music - Igor Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms".

The main themes of the "Tenso Days" programme - the mystical, the profane and the sacred - are the focal points where different music epochs from various countries meet ethnic choir culture, and novelties in choir music meet traditional choral performance, creating a synthesis of innovative vocal arts and other contemporary art forms.

The Tenso Network Europe unites the European choirs since 2003. One of the four founders of the network and its driving force in terms of ideas is Latvian Radio Choir, which will host the international choir festival "Tenso Days in Riga" in October 2014, when Riga will become the capital of European professional choirs, organizing masterclasses for young composers, meetings of professionals, and concerts. "Tenso Days in Riga" will see the Latvian Radio Choir and other leading European professional choirs offering programs to the audiences never presented before.

Venue: 
Great Guild Hall
Date: 
22.05 - 20.07.2014

Horizon ventures at an international contemporary art show.

Open to the public at the Latvian Railway History Museum May 22-July 20, the international contemporary art show with a theme - "Seeking the Horizon". Seeking, venturing and journeying as characteristic of art, connected to its essence – yearning for the ideal, and the desire to stand in crossroads unknown.

This exhibition consists of seven parts, each of them conjures up an ideal new world, and in addition, all reflecting the path of seek and find, with its joy of discovery, touch of deception, and illusory harmony.

Venue: 
The Latvian Railway history museum
Time: 
19:00

Inga Kalna sings for you as the concert series "Born in Riga" continues.

The Riga-born Inga Kalna (soprano) is an internationally recognised soloist, what with successful engagements in Italy, France, UK, Canada, USA, Israel, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, etc. Her repertoire includes lyric soprano arias from practically all famous European operas.

Inga Kalna’s recital is part of the concert series "Born in Riga", which spotlights Riga as a place bringing together world-renowned stars, as they got their start in the music field right here. Riga – the place that has given Europe and the world so many superb musicians.

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera
Date: 
05.12.2014
06.12.2014
Time: 
19:00
19:00

New opera written by Latvian composer Arturs Maskats.

The creative team of the new opera ha striven to reflect the dramatic pages of Latvian history written in the years 1939-1944, which are significant for the record, culture and the spectrum of nations who lived in the territory of Latvia at the time. The inspiration of this opera was the legendary theatre and film critic and historian Valentīna Freimane. The personal story of the central character of the opera inseparably interweaves with the significant events of Latvian and European history and opens the panorama of the era in all its fullness of color and controversy.

Head role – opera singer Inga Kalna.

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera
Date: 
27.11.2014
Time: 
19:00 - 22:00

A new musical project featuring the Big band of Radio Latvia "Mare Balticum" will be presented. It will interpret the sea-themed songs of Latvia.

"Mare Balticum" is a project uniting the Big band of Radio Latvia and a group of interprets who will present Latvian sea songs arranged in the rhythms of jazz.

Venue: 
Congress Hall
Date: 
07.11.2014
Time: 
19:00

In a visit and concerts in Riga, Mariss Jansons and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra would celebrate the centenarian jubilee of his father, conductor Arvīds Jansons.

Bringing two concert programs, presented in the National Opera of Latvia, in November 2014, Riga will be visited by world-famous Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons and the excellent Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. One of these concerts is Mariss Jansons’ centenarian dedication to his father, the outstanding conductor Arvīds Jansons. 

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera
Date: 
22.08 - 26.10.2014
Time: 
Tuesday - Wednesday12:00 - 18:00
Thursday12:00 - 18:00
Friday12:00 - 18:00
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 18:00

Exhibition of the National Museum of Art and partnering institutions "Gustav Klutsis (1895-1938) Anatomy of an Experiment" will be open for viewing for two months. It will offer an in-depth focus on life and art of the outstanding Latvian artist Gustav Klutsis.

"Gustav Klutsis (1895-1938). Anatomy of an Experiment" will be the largest exhibition of work of this world famous constructivist in Latvia so far, representing more than 200 items of LNMA and other museums in Europe. In a fully fleshed story of Gustav Klutsis’ life and art, the fate of Latvians who remained in Russia in the years of WWI; the exhibition will pose the questions regarding the possibility of choosing the sides for the individual in times of historic change and - what side does art remain on in collisions, when the power that be includes it in its arsenal?

Venue: 
"Arsenāls" Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art
Time: 
22:00 - 06:00

Concert "The Night Meditation" will be part of the festival program of introvert art "Ad lucem".

This unique tradition in year 2010 was established by the outstanding British cello musician Matthew Barley, who is known for his creativity, daring, openness to unbeaten ideas, and disregard of geographical, social, and style-related limits. In an eight hour meditation, the audience will follow improvisation, diving deep into orchestral timbres of acoustic and electrical cello, remaining seated, lying down on cushions, blankets or sleeping bags - falling asleep, waking up, and entering a dimension of perception eluding us in the everyday.

Venue: 
Culture Palace "Ziemeļblāzma"
Time: 
20:00

"Lord of Horizons" will be one of the highlights of the festival of introvert art "Ad lucem". Its source was found in the personality of the 17th century translator, teacher and composer Uli Afki whose outstanding life on the crossroads of Eastern and Western cultures affirms the main value in all times - humanism.

Music performed by ensemble of oriental music "Sarband" will enliven this event. Artistic director of this group Vladimir Ivanoff (Bulgaria/Germany) is a prominent musicologist, specialist of leute, baroque and oriental music.

The theme of the concert is inter-relation of Oriental and Western music, reflection of Christianity and Islam in its scores, integrating readings of Koran by poet and translator Uldis Bērziņš.

Venue: 
Latvian National Library