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Calendar of events

Here's what's going on in Riga this April and May. Photos courtesy of the Latvian National Opera (www.opera.lv), the Baltic Ballet Festival (www.ballet-festival.lv) and Orlando John Agency Ltd. (www.orlandojohn.com).

Music & Events
April            
Date    Time    Event    Venue
2    22:00    Zig Zag (LV). Legendary Latvian post-punk group    DP
5 - 6    10:00 - 16:00    Celebrate Latvian Easter with singing, folk dancing and food    EM
5    12:00    Folklore group Iļģi performs Latvian Easter songs    RCH
5    20:00    DePhazz (Germany). Down tempo Latiin and jazz concert. €25 - 35    RCH
6    19:30    Robbie Williams. Let Me Entertain You Tour    AR
9    19:00    Riga Jazz Stage 2015. The Riga Jazz Quartet and musicians from 12 other nations. €5 - 20    SP
10    19:00    Riga Jazz Stage 2015. Jazz vocals and trumpet with Kristīne Prauliņa. €5 - 20    SP
10    20:00    Eurovision Pre-Party with acts from various countries. €20 - 30    PR
10    22:00    Kurt Cobain Grunge Day    DP
11    19:00    Riga Jazz Stage 2015. Anthony Strong (UK). €5 - 20    SP
11    20:00    Example (UK) & DJ Wire. Rap / electronic music. €29    PR
16    19:00    Nino Katamadze and Insight (Georgia) with the Georgian Brass Orchestra. Ethno jazz. €24 - 60    RCC
16 - 26        World Circus Days at the Riga Circus. For dates and times visit www.cirks.lv    CR
25    18:00    Evgeniy Serebryaniy. Jazz, classical and world. €8 - 15    GG
25    20:00    Loreen. The Swedish Eurovision sensation. €15 - 30    DCH
25    20:00    The renowned American actor and singer Robert Davi Sings Sinatra. €35 - 50    SP
27    19:00    Legendary Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. €18 - 48    RCC
30    20:00    Greatest ELO Hits Show starring the Orchestra. €19 - 38    AR

May            
1        Labour Day. An official Latvian holiday    
4        Latvian Independence Day celebrations in Riga    
5    20:00    Songevity 2015. New York jazz with Rob Duguay (contrabass) un Alex Terrier (saxophone). €5 - 25    CD
6    22:00    Hayley's Royal Whores (Finland). Hard rock    DP
8    20:00    Dirge (France) Odota (Estonia) & Aon (LV). Post metal concert    MP
9    21:00    Latvian Blues Band. The nation's best blues band    LS
9    22:00    Demonic Death Judge (Finland). Stoner metal concert    DP
13    20:00    Chase & Status (UK) vocalist Delilah. €15 - 40    DCH
15    19:00    The Brothers Zapashnik Moscow Circus. €2 - 50    AR
16  17    13:30 & 19:00    The Brothers Zapashnik Moscow Circus. €2 - 50    AR
16        Museum Night. The city's museums are open free of charge past midnight offering performances and concerts    
16    18:00 - 23:00    Night Shopping. Latvian arts and crafts at the Vērmanes Park in conjunction with Museum Night    VP
28 - 31        Latviabeerfest 2015. The biggest beer festival in the Baltics    VP
30    22:00    Don Vito (Germany). Noise / math rock concert    DP

Opera & Ballet
April 
       Tickets cost €4 - 40    
Date    Time    Event    Venue
4    12:00    In the World of Ballet. Latvian ballet talents reveal their secrets (in Latvian)    OPN
4    15:00    In the World of Ballet. Latvian ballet talents reveal their secrets (in Latvian)    OPN
4    19:00    Turandot, opera, Puccini    OP
8    19:00    Messiah, ballet, Händel    OP
9    19:00    The Love for Three Oranges, opera, Prokofiev    OP
10    19:00    Raymonda, ballet, Glazunov    OP
11    19:00    Il Trovatore, opera, Verdi    OP
12    12:00    Karlsson Flies..., fantasy ballet for children, Karlsons    OP
12    15:00    The Sound of Music. Classic musical for young and old    OPN
12    18:00    Karlsson Flies..., fantasy ballet for children, Karlsons    OP
14    19:00    Baltic Ballet Festival gala concert    OP
15    19:00    Tosca, opera, Puccini    OP
16    19:00    Anna Karenina, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
17    19:00    Manon Lescaut, opera, Puccini    OP
18    19:00    The Fountain of Bakhchisaray, ballet, Asafiev    OP
19    19:00    Madame Butterfly, opera, Puccini    OP
22    19:00    Swan Lake, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
23    19:00    Valentina, opera, Artūrs Maskats    OP
24    19:00    Giselle, ballet, Adam    OP
25    19:00    Nabucco, opera, Verdi    OP
26    19:00    Raymonda, ballet, Glazunov    OP
30    19:00    Unknown Territories. Three one-act ballets by promising new Latvian choreagraphers    OPN
            
May            
2    19:00    Unknown Territories. Three one-act ballets by promising new Latvian choreagraphers    OPN
3    16:00    Swan Lake, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
8    19:00    Le Villi & Gianni Schicchi, opera, Puccini    OP
9    19:00    Le Villi & Gianni Schicchi, opera, Puccini    OP
13    19:00    La Traviata, opera, Verdi    OP
14    19:00    Don Quixote, ballet, Minkus    OP
15    19:00    Rigoletto, opera, Verdi    OP
16    19:00    Romeo and Juliet, ballet, Prokofiev    OP
17    12:00    The Sound of Music. Classic musical for young and old    OPN
17    19:00    Raymonda, ballet, Glazunov    OP
19    19:30    Valentina, opera, Artūrs Maskats    OP
20    19:00    Coppélia, ballet, Delibes    OP
22    19:00    Le Corsaire, ballet, Adam    OP
23    19:00    The Marriage of Figaro, opera, Mozart    OP
27    19:00    Anna Karenina, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
28    19:00    The Barber of Seville, opera, Rossini    OP
29    19:00    Giselle, ballet, Adam    OP
30    19:00    Il Trovatore, opera, Verdi    OP
31    19:00    Swan Lake, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP

Baltic Ballet Festival
April 
       For more information and events outside Riga visit www.ballet-festival.lv    
2    17:00    Festival opening at the Riga Train Station    RTS
7 - 9         European Ballet in Film at the K.Suns Cinema    KS
10    18:00    Opening of the exhibition 'Ballet Without Borders’ at the Galerija Centrs shopping centre    GS
14    19:00    Gala concert with ballet stars from France, China, Russia, Japan, Ukraine, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia & Finland    OP
17    17:00    Opening of the art exhibition 'Movement' at the Mencendorff House    MH
27    19:00    Pianist Victoria Ljubicka (Moscow) performs 'The Soul of Dance'    LSH
28    19:00    The Vanemuine Theatre (Estonia) performs La Dolce Vita and Gatsby at the Daile Theatre    DT

Classical music
April 
           
Date    Time    Event    Venue
1    19:00    Igudesman & Joo: Big Nightmare Music. A hilarious combination of comedy, classical music and pop culture    OP
2    19:00    Igudesman & Joo: Big Nightmare Music. A hilarious combination of comedy, classical music and pop culture    OP
3    19:00    LNSO and the Latvija State Choir. Programme: Arvo Pärt and Kārlis Lācis    GG
3    19:00    Sinfonietta Riga & the Latvian Radio Choir perform music by Pärt, Ešenvalds and Vasks. €12    RC
3    19:00    Windstream Festival. Riga Professional Symphonic Band and the Ave Sol choir. Programme: Baroque music by Bach and Pergolesi    SJC
4    19:00    LNSO and the Latvija State Choir. Programme: Arvo Pärt and Kārlis Lācis    GG
5    19:00    Easter organ music concert with the Sparkling 5 ensemble and soloists. €7 - 15    RC
9    19:00    11-year-old child prodigy Daniil Bulajev (violin) and Liliya Sarkisyan (piano). €7 - 15    LSH
10    19:00    LNSO Cello Dream Team. Programme: G.C.Menotti, A.Piatti, A.Vivaldi and hits from Hollywood movies    GG
10    19:00    Sacred Scandinavian music concert. Programme: J.Sibelius, O.Lindberg, K.Nystedt, E.Hovland,  C.B.Agnestig, M.Bojesen, O.Gjeilo. €7 - 15    RC
11    11:00    LNSO children's concert    GG
11    19:00    Sinfonietta Riga perform music by Panufnik, Herliņš, Haydn and Brahms. €7 - 20    GG
15    19:00    Windstream Festival. Riga Professional Symphonic Band. Programme: J. Francaix, I. Stravinsky and J. Barnes    GG
16    19:00    LNSO Serenade for Winds. Programme: Mozart & Strauss    GG
17    19:00    The German National Youth Orchestra (Bundesjugendorchester). €5 - 25    GG
17    19:00    Ligita Sneibe (organ) and Anete Toča (flute). €7 - 15    RC
18    19:00    Darja Zemele (harpsichord). Programme: music of the Baroque era. €10    RBM
18    19:00    Tartu Academic Men's Choir. Programme: D.Buxtehude, A.Hesse, T.Vettik and others. €7 - 15    RC
23    19:00    LNSO performs Dvořák's New World Symphony    GG
24    19:00    LNSO performs Dvořák's New World Symphony    GG
24    19:00    Gregorian chants and organ music with Schola Cantorum Riga. €7 - 15    RC
24    19:00    Tchaikovsky – 175. Singers and students of the Latvian Academy of Music perform Tchaikovsky’s songs, opera arias and duets. €10    MHN
25    19:00    The Graces & Voices Female Choir will perform Gregorian chants and contemporary music    SJC
25    19:00    Wine & Music: Argentina. Argentinian folk melodies, music and wine. €25    SK
26    19:00    Lilita Ozola (organ). €7 - 15    RC
            
May            
1    19:00    Aivars Kalējs (organ) and Endija Aleksandra (soprano). €7 - 15    RC
6    19:00    Edīte Alpe (organ), Ilona Bagele (mezzo-soprano) and Raimonds Ozols (violin). Programme: Bach, Masssenet, Dvořak, Piazzolla and others. €7 - 15    RC
8    19:00    LNSO performs Bruckner's 7th and Schumann's Cello Concerto    GG
8    19:00    Jolanta Barinska (organ) and Guntars Gritāns (flute). Programme: Bach, Krebs and Widor. €7 - 15    RC
8    19:00    The Riga Professional Symphonic Band perform Carl Jenkins' The Armed Man. A Mass for Peace    SJC
14    19:00    Sinfonietta Riga season closing concert. Programme: Mozart, Vasks, Pousson and Mendelssohn    GG
28    19:00    LNSO season closing concert. Programme: Šmīdbergs, Sibelius & Rachmaninoff    GG
29    19:00    LNSO season closing concert. Programme: Šmīdbergs, Sibelius & Rachmaninoff    GG

EU 2015 Presidency events
www.eu2015.lv
Date    Time    EU 2015 Events    Venue
        Design Manifestation / Reputation. An exhibition of contemporary works of Latvian design (for Presidency guests only)    LNL
27.04    19:00    Nordic Light. Latvian choir music by the the Latvija State Choir followed by the world premiere of Ēriks Ešenvalds’ multimedia symphony Nordic Light performed by the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra     OP
30.04 - 10.05        The European Space Expo at the F/G-3, Esplanāde Park. Visit spaceexpo.      spacetecpartners.eu/riga    EP
15.05 - 05.07        The Art Collection of native son Mikhail Baryshnikov at the Riga Bourse Art Museum    RBM

Venues
AR - Arena Riga    
CD - Cafe Dali        
CR - Circus Riga            
DCH - Daugava Concert Hall            
DP - Depo Nightclub    
DT - Daile Theatre        
EM - Ethnographic Museum            
GG - Great Guild    
GC - Galerija Centrs    
KS - K.Suns Cinema    
LNL - National Library    
LS - Laternu stundā                
LSH - Latvian Society House            
MH - Mencendorff House            
MHN - Riga Museum of History & Navigation        
MP - Melnā Piektdiena    
NK - Nabaklab        
OP - Opera House    
OPN - Opera New Hall    
PR - Palladium Riga            
RBM - Riga Bourse Museum            
RC - Riga Cathedral                
RCC - Riga Congress Center                
RCH - Riga Concert Hall    
RTS - Riga Train Station 
SJC - St. John’s Church                
SK - Spīķeri Concert Hall    
VP - Vērmane Park

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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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