Riga

Calendar of events

Here's what's going on in Riga this June and July. Photo of Placebo, Kasabian and Robert Plant courtesy of www.positivusfestival.com

Music & Events
June
            
Date    Time    Event    Venue
1 - 30    20:00    Free concerts at the Egle outdoor terrace every evening this summer    EG
1 - 30    20:00    Free concerts at the Rockabilly House on Līvu Square every evening    RH
3, 10, 17    19:00    Free outdoor concerts at Berga Bazārs    BB
4, 11, 18, 25    17:00    Jazz in Old Riga. Free jazz concerts in the Small Guild Garden on Līvu Square every Thursday    SGG
4, 11, 18, 25    19:00 - 23:00    Free concerts in the Kalnciems District; 
kalnciemaiela.lv    KD
4    22:00    Lowlife Hero (Finland). Skatepunk concert    DP
5 - 7        Borderrock Festival. Baltic bands at the border town of Valka. €5 - 12    
6 - 7    09:00 - 17:00    Annual Latvian Crafts Fair at the Ethnographic Museum    EM
6    20:00    Latvian Blues Band. Free    EG
12    19:30    French singer ZAZ    AR
17    22:00    Noel and the Pandas (Italy/UK). Rock, alternative concert    DP
19    09:00 - 19:00    Midsummer's Eve Market on Doma laukums    CS
20 - 21    18:00    Traditional Midsummer's Eve celebrations    EM
23    21:00    Midsummer's Eve celebrations on (I-1) 11.novembra krastmala next to Old Riga with beer, food and live music    
25 - 28        Nordic - Baltic Choral Festival 2015. Choirs from the Baltics and Scandinavia; www.nordicbalticchoir.lv    
27    19:00    The Tree of the Sun. Latvian folk dancing performance. €8 - 30    LSH
28    17:00    Grand finale concert of the VIII Nordic - Baltic Choral Festival    MZ

July            
1    17:00    Riga's Rhythms Festival. Bunch of Gentlemen (LV).

Nine jazz musicians. Free    OSS
1, 8, 15, 22, 29    19:00    Free outdoor concerts at Berga Bazārs    BB
2, 9, 16, 23, 30    17:00    Jazz in Old Riga. Free jazz concerts in the Small Guild Garden on Līvu Square every Thursday    SGG
2    14:00    Riga's Rhythms Festival. The Presence of JR, Daumants Kalniņš 5tet and Laima Jansone. €10    RCC
2    19:00    Riga's Rhythms Festival. Bugge N Friends (Norway) and Ester Rada (Israel). €10 - 40    RCC
2    21:00    Riga's Rhythms Festival. SOIL (LV & Slovenia). €5    KKC
2    22:00    Riga's Rhythms Festival. Spencer, Manley & Feds (USA). €15    DCH
3    14:00    Riga's Rhythms Festival. Kristīne Prauliņa & Friends, Sus Dungo, DaGamba and Catalyst. €10    RCC
3    19:00    Riga's Rhythms Festival. Fresu / Bonaventura Duo (Italy) and Raul Midón (USA). €10 - 40    RCC
3    22:00    Sequoian Aequison (Russia). Post-punk concert    DP
4    19:00    Riga's Rhythms Festival. Allan Harris (USA)  and Ramón Valle (Cuba). €10 - 50    RCC
4, 17, 25    19:00    The Tree of the Sun. Latvian folk dancing performance. €8 - 30    LSH
4    22:00    Riga's Rhythms Festival. French/Dominican vocalist Cyrille Aimée and friends. €15    DCH
6 - 12        Latvian Youth Song & Dance Festival 2015. Singing and dancing in Riga; dziedundejo.lv    
8    11:00 - 17:00    Folklore Day. Part of the Latvian Youth Song & Dance Festival    EM
10 - 11        Summer Sound. Liepāja's annual pop festival on the beach with headliners Apocalyptica; www.summersound.lv. €7 - 85    
10 - 12        Playground Festival. Extreme sports and live local music at the 333 Sports Complex; www.333.lv    
12    19:00    Grand finale of the Latvian Youth Song & Dance Festival    MZ
17 - 19        Latvia's premiere rock festival next to the beach at Salacgrīva with headliners Placebo, Kasabian, Robert Plant, Tom Odell, Everything Everything, Basement Jaxx and many more; www.positivusfestival.com    
17    22:00    Causing the Exile (Norway).
Metal concert    DP
18    22:00    Sulferdust (Finland). Rock concert    DP
20 - 25        Saulkrasti Jazz Festival with headliners The Syndicate; saulkrastijazz.lv    
22    19:00    Natalie Imbruglia    MZ
24    15:00    World Jazz Festival. Concert on Cathedral Square (Doma laukums) with Igor Butman and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra (Russia), the Mirage Jazz Orchestra (LV) and others. Free    CS
24    19:00    World Jazz Festival. Igor Butman and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra (Russia), Trilok Gurtu (Germany) and Intars Busulis (LV).    AR
25    18:00    Small Europeade 2015. 14 Latvian folk dancing groups    ZB
25    19:00    World Jazz Festival. Stanley Clarke (USA), Take 6 (USA) and Beka Gochiashvili (Georgia)    AR
30    19:00    Denise Fontoura. Brazilian music concert    ZB
31    16:00    Laba Daba. Three-day alternative, metal and punk rock festival at Ratnieki with headliners Subhumans (UK) and The Fall (UK); labadaba.lv. €30 - 35    

Riga Opera Festival
June
        Tickets cost €4 - 40    
Date    Time    Event    Venue
4    19:00    Possible V. Contemporary ballet evening for young performers    OPN
5    19:00    La Bohème, opera, Puccini    OP
6    19:00    Manon Lescaut, opera, Puccini    OP
7    19:00    Riga Opera Festival gala concert: Viva Puccini.
A selection of the composer's best arias and duets    OP
10    19:00    Tosca, opera, Puccini    OP
11    19:00    Le Villi & Gianni Schicchi, opera, Puccini    OP
12    19:00    La Bohème, opera, Puccini    OP
13    19:00    Madame Butterfly, opera, Puccini    OP
14    19:00    Manon Lescaut, opera, Puccini    OP
16    19:00    Tosca, opera, Puccini    OP
17    19:00    Madame Butterfly, opera, Puccini    OP
18    19:00    Le Villi & Gianni Schicchi, opera, Puccini    OP
            
Classical music
June  
         
Date    Time    Event    Venue
1    20:00    Riga Festival. A guest performance by the China National Peking Opera. €10 - 40    OP
3    19:00    Organ music concert. Tālivaldis Deksnis. €7 - 15    RC
4    20:00    Riga Festival. Music by Raimonds Pauls and Giya Kanchelli. €10 - 30    RCC
5    19:00    Cantate Domini choral concert. Programme: psalms in song and works by Crueger, Faure and Dubra. Donations    SJC
5    19:00    Contrasts. Organ music concert with Inese Paiča (organ) and Liene Denisjuka-Straupe (flute). Programme: J.S.Bach, G.F.Händel, C.Debussy and others. €7 - 15    RC
5    20:00    Riga Festival. A Mahler Symphony and a Haydn Concerto performed by Sinfonietta Rīga. €7 - 20    GG
7    19:00    Organ Music Concert. Vita Kalnciema. €7 - 15    RC
8    19:30    Kremerata Baltica Festival concert with Gidon Kremer. €10 - 40    GG
9    19:00    Viva Barocco with Olga Pyatigorska (soprano) and Yevgenia Ļisicina (organ). Programme: Bach, Händel, Mozart and others. €7 - 15    RC
10    19:00    Organ Music Concert. Konstantin Volostnov (Russia). Programme: J.S.Bach, F.Mendelssohn, J.Reubke, G.Catoire. €7 - 15    RC
12    19:00    Organ music concert. Iveta Pelše & Jānis Pelše. €7 - 15    RC
12    20:00    Riga Festival. Wine & Music from Portugal. Fado music and Portuguese wine. €25    SK
14    17:00    Lacrimosa performed by the Rīga Professional Symphonic Band. Music by Brahms, Verdi, Franck, Mozart, V.Šmidbergs, E.Dārziņš and B.Skulte    SPC
14    19:00    Organ music concert. Aigars Reinis (organ), Gidons Grīnbergs (violin), Elīna Endzele (percussion).
Programme: B.Smetana, D.Benetti, A.Kalniņš, V.Šmīdbergs. €7 - 15    RC
16    20:00    Riga Festival. Gems by Mozart. Programme: Mozart, Salieri, Schubert, Schumann and Meyerbeer. €10    SG
17    19:00    Organ music concert. Cristiano Rizzotto (Brazil). €7 - 15    RC
18    20:00    Riga Festival. The Latvian Radio Choir, John Cage and Hardijs Lediņš. €10    RCH
19    19:00    Organ music concert. Kristīne Adamaite (organ), Artis Sīmanis (saxophone). Programme: C.Franck, R.Jermaks. €7 - 15    RC
19    20:00    Riga Festival. Schubert, Ravel and Prokofiev. €15    SG
21    19:00    Songs About Happiness. Ilona Birģele (organ), Inga Šļubovska (soprano). Programme: Jāz.Mediņš, A.Kalniņš,  L.Garūta, P.Barisons, M.Zariņš,  P.Dambis, A.Kalējs, Z.Liepiņš, I.Riše. €7 - 15    RC
26    19:00    Organ music concert. Līga Ivāne (organ), Kristīne Gailīte (soprano)      RC
28    19:00    Organ music concert. Larisa Bulava (organ), Monta Martinsone (soprano). Programme: Bach, Haydn, Reger, Jermaks & Zemzaris. €7 - 15    RC
            
July            
1 - 4    12:00    Concerto piccolo. 20-minute organ concert    RC
2    20:00    Solo concert by guitar virtuoso Kaspars Zemītis. From E.Dārziņš' Melancholy Waltz to Michael Jackson    ZB
6 - 11    12:00    Concerto piccolo. 20-minute organ concert    RC
8    20:00    Early Music Festival. Arias from Baroque Italian operas and ancient English songs with Elīna Šimkus (soprano) and Collegium Musicum Rīga. €15    SG
9    20:00    Early Music Festival. Gregorian Chants with Schola Cantorum Rīga. €15    RC
10    19:00    Early Music Festival. Ancient music from northern India. €15    SPC
10    22:00    Early Music Festival. Latvian Radio Choir: Henry Purcell. €15    SPC
13 - 18    12:00    Concerto piccolo.
20-minute organ concert    RC
20 - 25    12:00    Concerto piccolo. 20-minute organ concert    RC
27 - 31    12:00    Concerto piccolo. 20-minute organ concert    RC

EU 2015 culture events
Date    Time                                       Venue
Until
05.07        The Art Collection of native son Mikhail Baryshnikov at the Riga Bourse Art Museum    RBM
08.06    19:30    XII Kremerata Baltica Festival concert ‘Tribute to Ukraine’    GG
25 - 28.06        Nordic - Baltic Choral Festival: www.nordicbalticchoir.lv    
25.06 - 23.08        Exhibition. Ornaments of the Latvian Soul in Clothing, Music, Songs and Dances    RAS
26.06 - 06.08        Exhibition ‘Edward Steichen. Photography’    AEH
06.07 - 28.08        Design Manifestation / Reputation. An exhibition of contemporary works of Latvian design    LNL
            
Concerts in Jūrmala
June
        DCH - Dzintari Concert Hall    
Date    Time    Event    Venue
13    20:00    Portuguese fado diva Joana Amendoeira    DCH
19    20:30    Smokie. 40 Years in Rock!    DCH
20    20:00    Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto with Vestards Šimkus (piano), the Latvian National Academic Choir and the Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra    DCH
30    19:00    Tchaikovsky 175 - opening concert with the State Academic Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (Russia)    DCH
            
July            
1    19:00    Terem Quartet (Russia). Russian, world and jazz music    DCH
2    19:00    Tchaikovsky 175. The State Academic Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (Russia)    DCH
6    19:00    Charity concert for Ukrainian war children with Inese Galante, Sonora Vaice and the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra    DCH
11    16:00    Batumi Georgian State Choreographic Ensemble    DCH
13        Richard Clayderman and Liepāja Symphony Orchestra String Section    DCH
19    19:30    Italian singer Riccardo Fogli    DCH

Venues
AEH - Arsenāls Exhibition Hall
AR - Arena Riga
BB - Berga bazārs
CS - Cathedral Square (Doma laukums)
DCH - Daugava Concert Hall
DP - Depo Nightclub
EG - Egle Terrace
EM - Ethnographic Museum
GG - Great Guild
KKC - Kaņepe Culture Centre
LNL - National Library
LSH - Latvian Society House
MZ - Mežaparks
OP - Opera House
OPN - Opera New Hall
OSS - Origo Summer Stage (train station)
RAS - Riga Art Space
RBM - Riga Bourse Museum
RC - Riga Cathedral
RCC - Riga Congress Center
RCH - Riga Concert Hall
RH - Rockabilly House
SG - Small Guild
SGG - Small Guild Garden
SJC - St. John’s Church
SPC - St. Peter’s Church
SK - Spīķeri Concert Hall
ZB - Ziemeļblāzma Culture Centre

 

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24.09.2013
Martin
Amsterdam
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
27.06.2013
Bretscher Lucia
Switzerland, Richterswil
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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