Riga Festival 2013
The most extensive classical music event in the Baltic – the Riga Festival – will be held in Riga, at the beginning of summer, already for the third time. The festival has become an amazing tradition which is now appreciated by a number of Rigans and city guests. This year the RIGA FESTIVAL will be held from June 3 to 20, it will gather outstanding artists from Latvia and the world. The concerts will feature our prominent musicians Vestards Šimkus and Baiba Skride, the laureate of the Grand Music Award 2012, accordionist Ksenija Sidorova, the State Academic Choir “Latvija”, Latvian percussion stars, a cappella quartet Anonymous 4 from the USA, Canadian mezzo soprano Measha Brueggergosman, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra etc. Tickets are available at box-offices of “Biļešu paradīze” and on the internet, www.bilesuparadize.lv.
Riga Festival is the largest classical music festival in the Baltic, it is organised by VSIA “Latvijas Koncerti” and gathers world stars of classical and jazz music and the brightest artists of Latvia. Since April 19 of this year, the Riga Festival is the first and until now the only Latvian cultural forum that has been admitted to the European Festivals Association (EFA) which is the oldest cultural network in Europe and joins the most prestigious festivals in Europe and beyond its borders. The cooperation partners of the RIGA FESTIVAL are the Riga City Council and VAS “Latvijas Dzelzceļš” (Latvian Railway).