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

Latvian National Opera
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  • Photo: Kaspars Garda, "Rīga 2014"

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.

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Last updated: 11.06.2014

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.

Latvian National Opera
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.

Congress Hall

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. 

Latvian National Opera
22.08 - 26.10.2014
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?

"Arsenāls" Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art
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.

Culture Palace "Ziemeļblāzma"

"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.

Latvian National Library
15.05 - 03.08.2014

The changing role of art in society is one where it does not just create a new aesthetics but gets involved in patterns of social, scientific, and technological transformations. The exhibition "Fields" in the "Arsenāls" Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art presents a lively landscape of art that challenges existing viewpoints, deconstructs social issues, and proposes positive visions for the future. Artists in the "Fields" exhibition make new combinations of existing fields-as-in-disciplines - fusing and navigating between the social and the natural, the scientific and the emotional, the sensible with the actual in imaginative ways.

The exhibition will show approximately 40 artworks by artists from all over the world, but with a special focus on Central, Eastern and Northern Europe. The exhibition include artists Oliver Ressler, Shu Lea Cheang, Lisa Jevbratt, Superflex, Ines Doujak, Hans Scheirl, Gints Gabrans, Marko Peljhan, Cecile Babiole, Graham Harwood & Matsuko Yokokoji (YoHa), Voldemars Johansons, Erich Berger, Martins Ratniks, Hayley Newman, Annemie Maes (Okno), Martin Howse, Franz Xaver, Robert Adrian and many more. Curators - Raitis Smits, Rasa Smite (Latvia) and Armin Medosch (Austria). Producer - RIXC.

The exhibition will be accompanied by "Art+Communication 2014" festival program with public lectures, live performances, as well as a Renewable Futures symposium.

Festival will feature conference "Renewable Futures" and workshops on art, science, culture of innovation and sustainable businesses, as well as audiovisual performances for the broader public in RIXC Media Space and Spikeri Quarter.

"Arsenāls" Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art, RIXC Media Space and Spikeri Quarter

The Early Music Festival will invite the public the first night performance of "Orlando Furioso" - the lost opera by Antonio Vivaldi, which came to be unearthed in 2012.

Created in 1727 and not found until 270 years after the death of its author, the opera will be performed by the Latvian Radio Choir and baroque orchestra and ensemble "Collegium 1704" from the Czech Republic.

The Early Music Festival provides an opportunity to sample the feel of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Festival concerts are given in churches and concert halls of Old Riga. The Festival traditionally reaches climax with a performance in the most magnificent Latvian Baroque castle in Rundāle. Splendid costumes of olden days, early instruments, authentic performance and fireworks.

Latvian National Theatre

Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre is the largest specialised exhibition centre in the Baltic countries. This is where, all year long, thematic exhibits take place every weekend, as well as various sports, cultural and recreational events.

The Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre includes two main halls, three spacious conference halls, and two more rooms with seating capacity of up to forty people. There is a guarded car park near the centre.

Various exhibitions are held in Ķīpsala all year round, many of which have become popular events that the public looks forward to attending. These include “School”, Baltic Book Fair, fairs dedicated to cars, photography, agricultural machinery, tourism, textiles and others, accompanied by all kinds of events.

Ķīpsala Exhibition Centre also hosts impressive cultural and recreational events, including dancesport festivals, Christmas concerts, large-scale dancing and sports events for adults and children.

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