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Events in april 2018
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13. APR — 11. MAY 2018
Antonija #Silmači - an original Latvian ballet

A romantic drama about dreams of realising oneself, based on Latvian author Rudolfs Blaumanis' play "Skroderdienas silmačos" (A Wedding in Silmači).

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21. APR 2018
The Ring of Vidzeme in Rēzekne

The third concert (musical exhibition) in the cycle "The Ring of Latvia".

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25. APR 2018
The Ring of Vidzeme in Liepāja

The third concert (musical exhibition) in the cycle "The Ring of Latvia".

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26. APR 2018
The Ring of Vidzeme in Jelgava

The third concert (musical exhibition) in the cycle "The Ring of Latvia".

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12. JAN — 31. DEC 2018
Play "I Promise"

Young playwright Andris Ūdris' professional debut - his play "I Promise" won third place in the Latvian National Theatre's Centenary competition.

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24. FEB — 31. DEC 2018
Play "Vidzemnieki"

This performance brings to life several of Latvian author and playwright Rūdolfs Blaumanis' lesser-known works - Spījēnos (In Spījēni), Romeo un Jūlija (Romeo and Juliet), Nauda zeķēs (Saving Money), Laimes klēpī (In the Lap of Fortune), Īsta līgaviņa (The Real Bride), and others.

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24. FEB — 31. DEC 2018
Play "The Keys to Magic"

A production dedicated to Russian-American actor director, author, and theatre practitioner Mikhail Chekhov, after whom the Riga Russian theatre was named. Although archival materials were used in the creation of the show, the authors sought to create a balance between history and legend, facts and fantasy.

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Events in may 2018
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02. MAY 2018
Rothko in Jazz - Concert Programme with the Māris Briežkalns Quintet

The famous Latvia-born painter Mark Rothko created an abstract, mysterious and moving body of work. For the project Rothko in Jazz, members of the Māris Briežkalns Quintet have arranged works inspired by his canvases created by ten renowned Latvian composers.

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04. MAY 2018
Latvian Composers for Centenary of Latvia

Over the course of two and a half years eigthy Latvian composers were invited to compose new pieces for Latvia's State Centenary - a capella songs for choir portraying the five elements in music: fire, water, earth (the Motherland), sky, and love. Twenty of the best pieces will be performed at the final concert.

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04. MAY — 06. OCT 2018
Latvia's Centenary Through the Sounds of Organ

Latvian organists are marking the year of Latvia's 100th birthday by inviting listeners to eleven concerts in Riga and regions of Latvia.

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10. MAY 2018
Ēriks Ešenvalds' "Volcano Symphony"

After the successful production of Northern Lights, dedicated to aurora borealis, Ēriks Ešenvalds continues his exploration of nature, moving on to volcanoes.

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19. MAY 2018
Museum Night 2018

May 18 is International Museum Day, celebrated in Latvia since 1978. Interesting events take place on this date and the entire week. For many years, International Museum Day has been marked by the European Night of Museums, which features various activities.

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22. MAY 2018
Klas Torstensson. Christina Cycle. - A Concert with Sinfonietta Rīga

Last season, Sinfonietta Rīga visited Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ together with Latvian Radio Choir; this one we return to Amsterdam to share the stage with violinist Joseph Puglia and soprano Charlotte Riedijk. Together we will perform the Dutch-Swedish composer Klas Torstensson's richly varied Christina Cyclus.

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23. — 24. MAY 2018
Concert-exhibition “Servant. Blumbergs. Kamer…”

A concert-exhibition “Servant. Blumbergs. Kamer…” will be organised at the exhibition hall “Rigas makslas telpa” in honour of the great Latvian artist Ilmars Blumbergs. Surrounded by Blumbergs’ art, Youth Choir “Kamer…” will premiere seven specially commissioned compositions for the event.

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24. MAY 2018
Klas Torstensson. Christina Cycle. - A Concert with Sinfonietta Rīga

Last season, Sinfonietta Rīga visited Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ together with Latvian Radio Choir; this one we return to Amsterdam to share the stage with violinist Joseph Puglia and soprano Charlotte Riedijk. Together we will perform the Dutch-Swedish composer Klas Torstensson's richly varied Christina Cyclus.

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Events in june 2018
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16. — 21. JUN 2018
The International Folklore Festival "Baltica 2018"

he largest, most popular and world-known traditional culture festival in the Baltic States offers insight into the brightest Latvian and foreign folk traditions, emphasizing the significance of traditional culture within the current cultural context.

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18. JUN 2018
Invisible Effects - A Dance Performance

Choreographer Kirils Burovs has created a dance performance in two parts in collaboration with dancers from Latvia and the UK. The first part is about a woman in the midst of a mid-life crisis (Little Red Riding Hood/Sarkangalvīte), and the second is about a diver demonstrating an unsettling world record (The Goal/Mērķis).

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21. — 23. JUN 2018
Summer Solstice Celebration "Līgo, Rīga! Līgo, Latvija!"

A 3 day Summer Solstice Celebration will be taking place at the 11th November embankment (11. novembra krastmala).

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23. JUN 2018
HEAVENLY PÄRT - The Latvian Radio Choir and Sinfonietta Rīga in Concert

“I’ve realized that it’s enough if one tone is played perfectly.” By focusing on single tones and triads Arvo Pärt created simple and direct music. Today, he is one of the most influential composers still alive. The Latvian Radio choir and Sinfonietta Rīga were awarded the Grammy Award for their performance of “Adam’s Lament”.

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24. — 28. JUN 2018
Invisible Effects - A Dance Performance

Choreographer Kirils Burovs has created a dance performance in two parts in collaboration with dancers from Latvia and the UK. The first part is about a woman in the midst of a mid-life crisis (Little Red Riding Hood/Sarkangalvīte), and the second is about a diver demonstrating an unsettling world record (The Goal/Mērķis).

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25. JUN 2018
A Single Tone. Kissinger Sommer - The Latvian Radio Choir and Sinfonietta Rīga in Concert

“I’ve realized that it’s enough if one tone is played perfectly.” By focusing on single tones and triads Arvo Pärt created simple and direct music. Today, he is one of the most influential composers still alive. The Latvian Radio choir and Sinfonietta Rīga were awarded the Grammy Award for their performance of “Adam’s Lament”.

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Events in july 2018
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01. — 31. JUL 2018
PLETA Summer School On Site-Specific Theatre "Freedom Street"

Over the course of eight master classes, students and teachers of various stage art disciplines will prepare six performances united by a single theme - Freedom Street, a metaphorical reminder of the many streets in many cities that have been given this name in the changing fortunes of time.

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03. JUL 2018
Brīnumputns (The Wonder Bird) - A Musical for Young People

For the first time in Latvia - a production of a musical based on Anna Brigadere's play Lolitas brīnumputns (Lolita's Wonder Bird). The actors are a diverse troupe of Latvians, minority youth living in Latvia, and ten members of the Latvian diaspora from the US.

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15. JUL 2018
Brīnumputns (The Wonder Bird) - A Musical for Young People

For the first time in Latvia - a production of a musical based on Anna Brigadere's play Lolitas brīnumputns (Lolita's Wonder Bird). The actors are a diverse troupe of Latvians, minority youth living in Latvia, and ten members of the Latvian diaspora from the US.

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