Unique music and art events are happening all over Latvia this week, including open-air fairs and city celebration that can be enjoyed both, on site and online. This week is a special treat to all classical music lovers. Enjoy the beauty of Latvia and travel around the country for nature and culture gems. Check out this week’s event highlights and make your pick:
JULY 14 – August 1
ART EVENT: Exhibition “Arvīds Egle. Klusais Pieskāriens ” from the LKM collection, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Rēzekne
Exhibition “Arvīds Egle. Klusais Pieskāriens” (“Arvīds Egle. Silent Touch ”), from the Art Collection of the Latgale Museum of Cultural History is open until August 2! A painter and a member of the Rezekne group of artists of the 20th century. The LKM collection includes 65 paintings by this outstanding artist, made both in the interwar period in Rēzekne and the after World War II times in Rīga. Almost all of this collection – 61 works of art – have been donated to the museum by the author himself.
JULY 14 – 16
ART EVENT: Sensations exhibition Light (Gaisma), from 8:00 PM, Rīga
The light has awakened and it can’t sleep. The light is waiting for you! Come check out the new exhibition ‘Light’! TICKETS
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MUSIC EVENT: Vladislavs Nastavševs. Rāmie šovi* at Kalnciema Quarter, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Rīga
Kalnciems quarter invites to special concerts on Tuesday evenings, these will no doubt become unforgettable experiences. On the evening of July 14, director and musician Vladislavs Nastavševs will create a lyrical atmosphere in the Kalnciems quarter with his solo concert, performing songs from performances and original music with a message that makes time stop, making us listen and focus on self-reflection. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Goran Gora / Asnate Rancāne & Staņislavs Judins – concert in the yard, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Goran Gora, Asnate Rancāne & Staņislavs Judins – all three artists in the yard in one concert! After a six-year hiatus, singer Goran Gora released his fifth album, ‘Renaissance’, in April this year. Goran Gora will perform together with his long-term stage partners – multi-instrumentalist Mārtiņš Milevskis and bassist Valters Sprūdžs.
“Stanislav Yudin & Asnate Rancane” is an unusual domestic ethno minimalist music duo with jazz double bassist Stanislavs Judins and the leader of the folk music association “Tautumeitas” Asnate Rancāne. Stanislavs Judins seeks inspiration in ethnic, folk music, Asnate Rancāne – improvisation. The overall sound is created by combining Stanislav’s improvisations and compositions with Asnate’s knowledge of ethnic music and folklore. Original music with folk texts in the duo’s repertoire is complemented with folk melodies. TICKETS
COMEDY EVENT: Stand-up comedy Double-show at Spīķeri, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Riga
On July 15, comedians Jānis Kreičmanis and Maksims Trivaškevičs will step on the Spīķeri open-air stage to have a laugh together about various ordinary and unusual situations in their lives, in Latvia and in the world! Come have a laugh!
MUSIC EVENT: EQ3 // Backyard Concert, 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM, Riga
Equanimity Trio /EQ3/ is a musical union that brings together three like-minded musicians and friends. Trio performs their own original music at the heart of which is a wish to express themselves through art, create in the moment, break boundaries and to truly make music together. Their playing draws influences from a wide variety of styles such as jazz, academic, rock music and others. Their music is characterised by vast and meditative musical scenery with strong and lasting rhythms and spirited, energetic interplay between the musicians. At the heart of this trio is the idea of creating music that brings about a state of flow and connectedness where everything happens organically and the true spirit of music may express itself freely. TICKETS
MUSIC & SOCIAL EVENT: Grimbergen Summer Festival in Berga Bazaar, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
For the sixth time, the Grimbergen Summer Festival will take place in Berga Bazaar, allowing small musical projects and leisurely music lovers to meet in person in the historic courtyard. Come join the warm intimate atmosphere! On July 15 guests of Berga Bazaar will be musically delighted by the leader of the “Latvian Blues Band” Bux or Jānis Bukovskis, offering to enjoy to the most beautiful blues ballads.
The Grimbergen Summer Festival concerts will take place throughout July and August. Concerts at Berga Bazaar will start at 7 pm and admission will be free. To reserve a table in the wine bar “Garage”, call 26628833, but in the restaurant “Andalūzijas Suns” – 67288418.
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EVENT: SUNSET CONCERT SERIES// Jānis Stībelis and LINGA, 5:30 PM – Midnight, Mārupe
Sunset concert series continue with two beloved Latvian artists – singer Jānis Stībelis (also known as Jay Stever) and the rock band LINGA. The tickets are limited, kae sure, you get yours: TICKETS.
STREET FOOD EVENT: Street -2m- Food in Kalnciems quarter, happening on July from 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
“Street -2m- Food” in Kalnciems quarter will take place every week from Wednesday to Friday from 12:00 to 20:00 This is not only an opportunity for many new at-home-chefs to take a break from cooking and to simply please themselves with something different, but also to support local businesses that are idle due to the pandemic.
MUSIC EVENT:“Franco Franco” live at Ziemeļblāzma, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Riga
Get ready – the FRANCO FRANCO concert will take place in the park of the Culture Palace “Ziemeļblāzma”. “Franco Franco” is a group from Cesis, characterized by strong and charismatic female vocals and energetic live performances. Come feel the energy!
MUSIC EVENT: Igo & Jānis Strazds Concertinterview, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Riga
Special guests – Igo and Jānis Strazds. Visit the romantic and colorful Spice Summer Garden for a special concert interview. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Latvian Radio Choir. Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Early Music Festival 2020 with the Latvian Radio Choir! Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach, Josquin des Prez, Tomás Luis de Victoria. Conductor Kaspars Putniņš. The concert will take place LIVE and ONLINE, so make sure to check it out! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Imants Daksis / Backyard Concert, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
Imants Daksis is known as a unique singer with an expressive manner and vocal diversity. The number of songs written by Imants can be measured in several hundred and their sound varies between folk, post-punk, psychedelic hands and romantic ballads. Experience his music live on July 16th! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Concert // Stūrī Zēvele, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Cēsis
Stūrī Zēvele is an indie / pop association formed in 2006 by schoolmates in Kuldīga. Later, when the group’s activity moved to Riga, its members have changed several times. Come check out what they sound like now live in Cēsis!
MUSIC EVENT: Katrīna Gupalo – birthday concert, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Katrīna Gupalo is one of the most extraordinary Latvian musicians – the owner of a strong and sensual voice timbre, composer, virtuoso pianist, music performer, producer and actress. She studied at the Western Academy of Music in California (USA) and the Royal London Academy of Music. Come celebrate a very special day with her with her special concert program “Tu Jau Zini Kur” (“You Already Know Where”). For advance ticket sales and table reservations, write to email@example.com. Table – 20 € (up to 4 places); Seat – 5 €.
MUSIC EVENT: Simple Man Concert at Cabo Cafe, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Simple Man acoustic concert at Cabo cafe! Delicious food, a wide range of drinks, pleasant music and a great place right by the water! Bring your friends and enjoy! TABLE RESERVATIONS
MUSIC EVENT: Outdoor Raft with Musiqq, 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Rīga
The MUSIQQ guys will be ready to immerse you in the world of romance! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Galante and Liepins. Viva Latvia. Live., 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Liepāja
“Lielais Dzintars” invites to the first concert of the new project “Viva Latvija” of the Inese Galante Foundation, where the unique soprano owner, opera singer Inese Galante and the new star of pianism Daumants Liepiņš will perform together. They will be joined by the winners of the Inese Galante talent competition, who have already made themselves known to the world – the soloist of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet, tenor Artjoms Safronovs and the young baritone Daniils Kuzmins. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Cantando y amando, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Riga
On July 17, we invite you to the concert “Cantando y amando” at Mežaparks Green Theater! Mezzo-soprano Ilona Bagele has established herself not only as a LNO soloist, but also as a colourful jazz and popular music interpreter. In her solo concerts, she performs vocal music by the Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla. The LNO’s production recieved the Latvian Great Music Award 2012 as the best production of the year. TICKETS
JULY 17 – 18
CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENT: Musical Soirées in Jurmala, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Jurmala
In the cycle of “Rīga Jūrmala” musical evenings, which will take place in Rīga and Jūrmala until the end of August, it is planned to play recordings of concerts that were cancelled – the festival wants to create a feeling that the melody is created in the city, its parks, trees, bushes. The enjoyment of audio concerts is complemented by light objects and the created mood, the artistic author of which is the artist Krišs Salmanis. We are continuing the events that have already taken place opposite the Latvian National Opera with two musical evenings in Jūrmala, on the beach of Turaidas Street near the Dzintari Concert Hall.
- Antonin DVOŘÁK Rusalka Fantasy (arr. Manfred Honeck and Tomáš Ille)
- Maurice RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major, M 83
- Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92
- Johannes BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 (B major), Op. 83
- Antonin DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World,” Op. 95
Pre-order food HERE. However, in order to satisfy everyone’s wishes and ensure well-being, visitors are also kindly invited to come with their own pre-prepared picnic baskets.
JULY 17 – 19
SPORTS ACTIVITY EVENT: Cēsis bike ride, Cēsis
Let’s go on some big and diverse circles on both sides of the Gauja and enjoy the wonderful old town of Cēsis, while cycling!
Travel fee: 150 euros. Included: overnight accommodation in comfortable accommodation; breakfast and dinner; entrance fee to tourist places; group management. If necessary, we will deliver your bicycle to the event venue. TICKETS
JULY 17, 18, 19
DANCE MUSIC EVENT: HOUSE EVERY WKND x AOK x RAY BAN, 7:00 PM – Midnight, Riga
For three days you will be able to enjoy the best HOUSE music performance from our DJs with delicious dishes. See you soon!
OPEN-AIR MARKET EVENT: Open-air market at the Open-Air Museum, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Riga
Open-Air Market on Saturday, July 18 from 10am till 6pm will gather Latvian craftsmen and various local food producers offering quality crafts and delicious treats. Entrance to the market and parking are free. Venue: Bonaventura Manor Park, Bonaventuras Street 10, Riga.
MUSIC EVENT: Valmiera, Latvia | Kremerata Baltica Soloists Trio Concert, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Valmiera
Kremerata Baltica Soloists Trio Concert – Madara Pētersone (violin), Jevgēnija Frolova (viola), Pēteris Čirkšis (cello). Artists live in sounds and convey real musical values to the listeners, their music gives special pleasure not only to the musicians themselves, but also allows everyone to participate in the musical dialogue. Musicians admit: “Being in music is always like being at home, we have travelled a lot with Kremerata Baltica, gained a lot of experience playing on various stages around the world, but performing at home has a special place in the heart!” Kremerata Baltica musicians will perform opuses by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Czech composer Hans Krása. MORE INFO
MUSIC EVENT: Linda Leen //Pulsēta additional concert, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Bauska
Charming Latvian singer and composer Linda Leen will give a solo concert at the piano in a very intimate and exclusive atmosphere. Linda will perform her music, read poems created from her own songs, and there will also be a musical premiere from the artist. The new program was premiered at the first live concert at the “Hanzas Perons” venue after the quarantine restrictions were softened . The successful debut inspired Linda to continue touring special Latvian concert venues in a tandem or, as she herself says with a smile, in a self-duet with a grand piano. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Carnival Youth / Naivais ku-kū / Strenči, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Strenči
The band “Carnival Youth” offers a cinema song concert program “Naivais Ku-ku” where they perform songs from favorite Latvian films in new, self-created arrangements. The concert program consists of the brightest movie soundtrack pearls that have become classics as well as the latest films produced. TICKETS
MUSIC & PARTY EVENT: BLACKOUT #RAVE, 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Rīga
DARK, WIDE SPACE, Dazzling LIGHT, POWERFUL SOUND SYSTEM, 90% DRUM AND BASS. See you at the rave! Entrance: 10 eur.
MUSIC EVENT: Sunset Music | Normunds Karpičs LIVE, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Liepāja
Sunset Music | Normunds Karpičs LIVE @ Red Sun Buffet Beach Bar. Come see him live and feel the beach evening vibes!
FILM EVENT: A Royal Night Out. Cinema evening on the roof terrace, from 10:00 PM Rēzekne
This summer, Latgale Embassy GORS once again invites you to enjoy summer evenings with movies and music on the roof terrace of the concert hall. Summer cinema and music Roof terrace evenings at the Latgale Embassy GORS will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings, allowing you to enjoy an open-air cinema with relaxed vibes of summer lightness. Cinema evenings on Fridays will be complemented by a musical performance. TICKETS & PROGRAM
CULTURAL EVENT: Cēsis 814. Let’s Celebrate together!, 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Online / Cēsis
On Saturday, July 18, the first virtual city festival in Latvia will take place in Cēsis! The theme of the holiday this year will be “Celebrate together!”. It has been chosen to emphasize that even during pandemic constraints and virtual celebrations, there is a sense of community and celebration that is accessible and engaging to everyone. On July 18, all day long, online and Re:TV live stream from ‘Cēsis 814’ festival stage will be provided alongside the possibility to participate in the festival on-location, in accordance with the current security requirements. That way anyone anywhere in the world will be able to join the celebration.
OPEN-AIR MARKET EVENT: Design market in Cēsis, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Cēsis
As part of the Cēsis City Festival // The Design Market is visiting one of the most beautiful cities in Latvia with more than 800 years of history and a special feeling! We offer more than 40 designers from the Baltic States. Jewelry, bags, clothes and accessories, as well as children’s goods and interior items, we will especially highlight and support local designers who work in Cēsis! See you in Cesis!
JULY 18 – 19
MUSIC EVENT: Kartupeļpalma Vējiem Līdzi // Potato Palm Gone with the Wind, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Liepāja
Potato Palm Gone with the Wind – is an offsite event of the Salaspils-born music festival Potato Palm in Liepāja. Festival is created by music journalist and Uldis Rudaks and this will be its third year. Festival’s musicians are not selected based on their popularity, but the originality of their music. Experience the festival first hand yourself! TICKETS
ART EVENT: Musical Tour of Concert Hall Great Amber in Liepāja, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Liepāja
The Liepāja concert hall Great Amber is renowned for its excellent acoustics and its contemporary architecture. In order for visitors to not only see the concert hall but also experience its special sound during the pandemic, Great Amber is collaborating with the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and have come up with a completely new and groundbreaking offer – Musical Tours, where visitors are invited on a musical holiday trip around the concert hall.
Participants of the Musical Tour will be accompanied by an expert guide to not only get to know the concert hall building, see the amazing panorama views of the city and learn intriguing facts about the creation process of the concert hall, but also enjoy a small concert on the stage of the Hall, prepared by the musicians of the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra for them.
The tour is in English. The tour guide will change the language of communication for the convenience of the visitors ( English or/ and Russian). TICKETS