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Here's what's going on in Europe's Culture Capital this October and November. Photo of Cirque Éloize courtesy of www.makroconcert.com

Music & Events
October            
Date    Time    Event    Venue

6    19:30    Trentemøller - Lost Tour 2014. Danish electronic music. €32    PR
7    21:00    Poino (UK) and Staer (Norway). Noise rock, post punk concert. €5    NK
10 - 11    20:00    Skaņu mežs Festival for Adventurous Music featuring Marissa Nadler, Blixa Bargeld, If Bwana, Okkyung Lee, Innode, Insect Ark, Xeno & Oaklander and many more. €20 - 30    DMH
17    18:30    David Guetta World Tour. €39 - 59    AR
17    19:00    Jonathan Kreisberg Group (USA). Contemorary jazz and experimental music. €5 - 25    DCH
17    19:00    The London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK) and the Alexander Army Choir & Orchestra (Russia) perform the Beatles    RCC
17    22:00    DMX. The American rapper live in Riga    CF
19    19:00    The Parov Stellar Band (Austria). DJ Marcus Füreder and his group. €35 - 50    PR
21    20:00    Entomed AD and Grave. Swedish death metal. €17    MP
24    20:00    Latvian Blues Band and friends    RCH
29    19:30    Peruquois (Australia). The new age diva live. €16 - 37    RCC
30    20:00    Skillet (USA). American Christian rock. €32    PR

November            
1    18:00    Eivør Pálsdóttir (Faroe Islands). Singer. €15 - 20    DMH
1    20:30    DakhaBrakha (Ukraine). World music quartet. €15 - 20    DMH
2    19:30    Kylie Minogue. Kiss Me Once Tour    AR
4    19:30    Lisa Stansfield. €30 - 70    AR
5    19:00    Stefano Di Battista Jazz Quartet (Italy). €7 - 50    GG
5    19:00    Mega Disco featuring London Beat. €15 - 50    KH
7    20:00    The True Mayhem (Norway). Black metal concert. €18    MP
7    19:00    Astro'n'Out. Latvian pop/rock band. €15 - 20    LNL
8    18:00    Catch-Pop String-Strong (Austria). Classical, folk & pop. €15 - 20    DMH
8    19:30    Prem Joshua & Band (India). World music. €15 - 20    DMH
9    12:00 - 16:00    Martin's Day folk celebrations at the Ethnographic Museum    EM
9    19:00    Stanley Jordan (USA). The electric-fusion guitar legend in Riga. €15 - 30    RCH
10    19:30    Alessandro Safina. The Italian tenor will perform with members of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. €50 - 150    OP
12    19:30    One Republic - Native World Tour. €15 - 150    AR
15    20:00    GusGus (Iceland). Alternative electronic music. €24    PR
16    19:00    Iyeoka (USA). American-Nigerian soul, jazz and R&B singer. €15 - 30    RCH
18    18:00    Cirque Eloize (Canada). Cirkopolis. €7 - 30    AR
18    20:00    tUnE-yArDs (Merrill Garbus). American singer and percussionist. €15    PR
23    19:00    Sarah Brightman and her symphonic orchestra. The pop-opera diva. €35 - 129    AR
24    19:00    Fado singer Ana Moura (Portugal) and her ensemble. €10 - 100    OP
27    20:00    SOHN (UK). The London-based producer and musician live in Riga. €15    PR
28    19:00    James Morrison. The trumpetist and the Latvian Radio Big Band. €5 - 30    RCC
29        The official opening of the Riga Christmas Market on Doma laukums    DL

Opera & Ballet
October        Tickets cost €4 - 40    
Date    Time    Event    Venue
1    19:00    Othello, ballet, music by J.S.Bach, Iannis Xenakis and Avet Terterian    OP
2    19:00    Rigoletto, opera, Verdi    OP
3    19:00    Three Meetings. Three of Latvia's best composers are interpreted by some of the world's best choreographers    OP
4    19:00    Nabucco, opera, Verdi    OP
8    19:00    The Love for Three Oranges, opera, Prokofiev    OP
9    19:00    Messiah, ballet, Händel    OP
10    19:00    Aida, opera, Verdi    OP
11    19:00    The Fountain of Bakhchisaray, ballet, Asafiev    OP
12    15:00    Carmen, opera, Bizet    OP
15    19:00    Rigoletto, opera, Verdi    OP
24    19:00    Romeo and Juliet, ballet, Prokofiev    OP
25    19:00    Romeo and Juliet, ballet, Prokofiev    OP
26    15:00    Nabucco, opera, Verdi    OP
29    19:00    Il Trovatore, opera, Verdi    OP
30    19:00    Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
31    19:00    Lucia di Lammermoor, opera, Donizetti    OP
            
November
1    19:00    Three Meetings. Three of Latvia's best composers are interpreted by some of the world's best choreographers    OP
5    19:00    The Marriage of Figaro, opera, Mozart    OP
6    19:00    Romeo and Juliet, ballet, Prokofiev    OP
8    19:00    La Traviata, opera, Verdi    OP
9    15:00    La Bayadère, ballet, Minkus    OP
12    19:00    The Barber of Seville, opera, Rossini    OP
13    19:00    Messiah, ballet, Händel    OP
15    19:00    The Love for Three Oranges, opera, Prokofiev    OP
16    12:00    The Nutcracker, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
16    18:00    The Nutcracker, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
19    19:00    Romeo and Juliet, ballet, Prokofiev    OP
20    19:00    Aida, opera, Verdi    OP
21    19:00    Le Corsaire, ballet, Adam    OP
22    19:00    Il Trovatore, opera, Verdi    OP
23    12:00    The Nutcracker, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
23    18:00    The Nutcracker, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
25    19:00    Rigoletto, opera, Verdi    OP
26    19:00    Swan Lake, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
30    12:00    The Sound of Music. Classic musical for young and old    OPN

Classical music
October            
Date    Time    Event    Venue

3    19:00    Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Widmann’s Fantasie with Jörg Widmann and Sinfonietta Rīga. €7 - 25    GG
3    19:00    Organ music concert. Larisa Bulava (organ) and Monta Martinsone (soprano). Programme: J.S.Bach, W.A.Mozart. €7 - 15    RC
5    17:00    Music for Two Organists with Aigars and Ilze Reinis. Programme: Kalējs, G.F.Handel and Merkel     SJC
7    19:00    Ave Maria concert with Olga Pyatigorskaya (soprano) and Yevgenija  Lissitsina (organ). Programme: J.S.Bach, G.F.Händel. €7 - 15    RC
8    19:00    Cello and Latvians with Ēriks Kiršfelds (cello) and Herta Hansena (piano). Programme: M.Einfelde, Ē.Ešenvalds & more. €10    SK
10    19:00    Autumn Chamber Music Festival. Stravinsky's The Soldier’s Tale with the soloist ensemble of Sinfonietta Rīga. €10    SK
10    19:00    Latvian National Symphony Orchestra concert. Programme: R.Wagner's Overture from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Beethoven's Sym. No. 5    GG
11    19:00    Wine and Music: Spain. Programme: Spanish wine and Spanish music by Trio Art-i-Shock. €21    SK
15    19:00    A solo concert by pianist Vestards Šimkus. Programme: Rachmaninoff and Chopin. €10 - 40    GG
16    19:00    The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra performs Gabriel Fauré, Claude Bolling and more    GG
18    19:00    The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra performs Igor Stravinky's Symphony of Psalms    GG
19    15:00    Richard Strauss - 150! Strauss' piano quartet in A minor as well as music by his contemporaries    OP
19    18:00    The Darmstädter Kantorei Choir (Germany). Programme:  J. S. Bach, P. Vasks, A. Pärt and others    SJC
22    19:00    Tenso Days 2014 gala concert with Ensemble Musicatreize (France), the Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Rīga    RC
23    19:00    The LNSO Chamber Orchestra performs Schubert, E.Schulhoff and M.Weinberg. €7 - 15    GG
24    19:00    Stilo Fantastico. Edouard Oganessian (organ, France), Andres Uibo (Estonia) and Aivars Kalējs. Programme: J .S.Bach, F.Liszts and A.Uibo. €7 - 15    RC
25    19:00    Premiere of Cello Concerto No. 2 by Pēteris Vasks with Sola Gabeta (cello) and Sinfonietta Rīga. €10 - 40    GG
30    11:00    The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's 4th    GG
31    19:00    Latvian National Symphony Orchestra concert. Programme: Ēriks Ešenvalds' Clouds; Alexander Scriabin's Piano Concerto; P.Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4    GG

November            
7    19:00    The LNSO and Anton Lyakhovsky (piano). Programme: Andrzej Panufnik's Tragic Overture; W.Lutosławski's Concerto for Orchestra; F.Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1    GG
7    20:00    Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks will perform Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D minor    OP
8    19:00    Prokofiev violin concerto and Leimane's chamber symphony. Sinfonietta Rīga. €7 - 15    GG
10    19:00    Italian tenor Alessandro Safina and musicians from the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra    OP
14    19:00    Egīls Siliņš (bass-baritone) will sing arias by Bellini, Bizet, Donizetti, Verdi, Wagner and others    OP
14    19:00    The Poet and the Mermaid. The LNSO and the Latvija State Choir. Programme: I. Kalniņš' The Poet and the Mermaid    GG
15    19:00    Nikolai Lugansky (piano, Russia). Schubert & Tchaikovsky. €10 - 50    GG
17    19:00    Latvian Landscapes. The Riga Professional Symphony Band performs music by Latvian composers    GG
18    17:30    The Poet and the Mermaid. The LNSO and the Latvija State Choir. Programme: I. Kalniņš’ The Poet and the Mermaid    GG
27    19:00    Another America. The LNSO performs Samuel Barber, George Crumb and Heitor Villa-Lobos    GG
30    15:00    Kristīne Gailīte (soprano) will sing Latvian and French songs by J. Kalniņš, M.Ravel and C. Debussy    OP

Riga 2014 events
October        More info at www.riga2014.org    
Date        Event    Venue
        The Book 1514 - 2014. An exhibition of rare books to illustrate the 500-year development of the book    LNL
        Gustvas Klucis. Anatomy of an experiment. Latvia’s best constructivist. On display until October 26    AEH
        In Search of Future Art. Voldemārs Matvejs and non-European (African, Pacific, North Asian) Art. On display until October 26    RB
        The Age of Amber. Amber in the minds of Latvians for the past century. On display until October 26    MAD
        Potato Opera. The Latvian National Theatre follows the spud’s jouney from the Americas to Europe from October 24    LNT
01.10 - 30.11        Hyperbolic Planes and Sustainability Networks. Social-networking project    KM

November            
7        Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra    OP
08.11 - 31.01        French contemporary art icon ORLAN. Plan du Film and other scenarios    MAD
14 - 18        Staro Riga light festival - www.staroriga.lv    

Venues
AEH - Arsenāls Exhibition Hall
AR - Arena Riga
CF - Coyote Fly
DCH - Daugava Concert Hall
DP - Depo
DMH - Daile Music Hall
EM - Ethnographic Museum
GG - Great Guild
KH - Ķīpsala Hall
LNL - National Library
LNT - National Theatre
MAD - Museum of Decorative Arts & Design
MP - Melnā Piektdiena
OP - Opera
OPN - Opera New Hall
PR - Palladium Riga
RB - Riga Bourse Art Museum
RC - Riga Cathedral
RCC - Riga Congress Center
RCH - Riga Concert Hall
SG - Small Guild
SJC - St. John’s Church
SK - Spīķeri Concert Hall

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  • Martin - 24 September 2013
    Guy`s First i would like to say, great lucking web site and were useful. But wish to as you can i get the event calender for October, as it is the month that i plan to wist Riga. Thank you in advance Guys and keep up the grate work, good bye
  • Bretscher Lucia - Richterswil, Switzerland 27 June 2013
    Could you send me your calender events for October, please? We're 18 friends visiting Riga from 6th-10th October. Are there any music preformances during this period? Thanks in advance.Best wishesLucia Bretscher

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