CONCERTS

SEASON OPENING CONCERT

Conductor: Valdis Butāns Soloists: Antra Vīksne and Normunds Vīksne (piano), Iveta Romancāne, Inese Romancāne and Māra Vaickovska (vocal) Programme: John Adams – Short Ride in a Fast Machine, The Grand Pianola Music, James Barnes – Symphony No.5 Phoenix

Concert - conversation about music

Concert - conversation about music

MAESTRO – PIANO - RIGA

Conductor: Valdis Butāns

Soloists: Raimonds Pauls (piano), Inga Šļubovska-Kancēviča, Ance Krauze, Daumants Kalniņš (vocal) 

Programme: music by Raimonds Pauls

Concert in the Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia FOR LATVIA!

Conductors: Valdis Butāns, Romāns Vanags 

Soloists: Ance Krauze, Aija Vītoliņa, Dainis Skutelis (vocal) 

Participating: The boys' choir of Jazeps Medins 1st Music School of Riga 


THE FIRST ADVENT CONCERT

Conductor: Valdis Butāns 

Soloists: Kristīne Gailīte (soprano) and Mikhail Chulpaev (tenor) 

Participating: Riga Chamber Choir AVE SOL 

Programme: J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, A. Vivaldi, P. Tchaikovsky and Christmas music

Concert - conversation about music

Concert - conversation about music

RIGA JAZZ CHRISTMAS EVE Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Conductor Raitis Ašmanis 

Soloists: Aminata Savadogo, Daumants Kalniņš, Ingus Pētersons, Mārtiņš Ruskis, Armands Siliņš 

Participating Big band of the Orchestra RIGA

RIGA JAZZ CHRISTMAS EVE Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Conductor Raitis Ašmanis 

Soloists: Aminata Savadogo, Daumants Kalniņš, Ingus Pētersons, Mārtiņš Ruskis, Armands Siliņš 

Participating Big band of the Orchestra RIGA

EPIPHANY DAY CONCERT

Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Laura Grecka (mezzosoprano), Jekaterina Suvorova (harp)

Concert - conversation about music

Concert - conversation about music

Valentine’s Day concert

Conductor Jānis Retenais 

Soloists: Dināra Rudāne, Katrīna Cīrule, Andris Ludvigs, Normunds Rutulis

Concert - conversation about music

Concert - conversation about music

OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL - MERCURY ON THE MOON

In the collaboration with "StarSpace.lv" Conductor: Valdis Butāns 

Soloists: Jānis Šipkēvics (vocal) 
and Matīss Čudars (guitar)
Programme: Scott McAllister – Mercury on the Moon

GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT

Conductor: Andris Veismanis 

Participating: Riga Chamber Choir AVE SOL, Chamber Choir FORTIUS, Choir of the Riga State Gymnasium No.1 


EASTER MONDAY WITH ORCHESTRA RIGA

In the collaboration with "Rīgas pantomīma" 

Conductor Valdis Butāns

Spring Jazz Eve - TRIBUTE TO IVO ROBIČ

Participateing: Daniel Čačija (vokāls), Gerhard Ornig (trumpet), Big band of the Orchestra RIGA 

Musical leader of the concert program Dāvis Jurka 

Programme: songs and jazz music by Ivo Robič

CLOSING CONCERT OF THE FESTIVAL - SHOSTAKOVICH, PROKOFIEV AND KALSONS

Conductor Ainars Rubikis 

Soloist Andrej Osokin (piano)

SEASON CLOSING CONCERT „WINDS OF THE AGE IN LATVIA”

Conductor: Valdis Butāns 

Participating: Orchestra RIGA
State Academic Choir LATVIJA
Programme: music by Selga Mence, Georgs Pelēcis un Romualds Jermaks

“NIGHT OF CHURCHES” CONCERT

Riga St.Martin's church
Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Programme: music by J. S. Bach, R. Vaughan Williams, E. Whitacre, E. Dārziņš, G. Šmite

DONA EIS REQUIEM

Conductors: Valdis Butāns, Jurģis Cābulis
Soloists: Evija Martinsone (soprano), Krišjānis Norvelis (bass)
Participating Riga Chamber Choir AVE SOL

BACH, MAHLER, MILHAUD

Riga Cathedral
Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Organist DIāna Jaunzeme - Portnaja
Programme: music by J. S. Bach, G. Mahler and D. Milhaud

BACH, WAGNER, VASKS

Riga Cathedral
Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Organist Aivars Kalējs
Programme: music by J. S. Bach, R. Wagner and P. Vasks

HEAR THE CINEMA! Opening concert of the Riga City Festival

Orchestra RIGA, conductor Valdis Butāns, vocalists Dināra Rudāne, Ilona Bagele, Daumants Kalniņš, dancers Reinis Rešetins and Egija Abaroviča, band JUMPRAVA The concert will be hosted by actors Ģirts Ķesteris and Andris Keišs

BACH, WAGNER, VASKS

Riga Cathedral
Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Organist Jolanta Barinska
Programme: music by J. S. Bach, R. Wagner and P. Vasks

BACH, MAHLER, MILHAUD

Riga Cathedral
Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Organist Diāna Jaunzeme - Portnaja Programme: music by J. S. Bach, G. Mahler and D. Milhaud

SEASON OPENING CONCERT

Great Guild Concert Hall
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloist Ramon Jaffé (cello)

CELEBRATING ELLA FITZGERALD - RIGA JAZZ 2016

Soloists:
Inga Bērziņa
Rūta Dūduma
Evilena Protektore
Roberts Memmēns
Participating:
Orchestra RIGA big band
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Music Journalist Raitis Zapackis

Sacred chants. STRAVINSKY IN VENICE

St. John's Church In Riga
Musicians: Latvian Radio Choir, Orchestra RIGA, conductor Kaspars Putniņš. Organ: Ilze Reine.
Programme: I. Stravinsky, C. Monteverdi, G. Gabrieli

THE FIRST ADVENT CONCERT

Conductor Mārcis Miķelsons
Soloists: Elīna Šimkus (soprāns)
Armands Siliņš (baritons)
Krišjānis Rērihs (mežrags)
Kārlis Rērihs (mežrags)
Participating: Rīgas kamerkoris AVE SOL un Orķestris RĪGA

CELEBRATING ELLA FITZGERALD - Riga Jazz Christmas Eve

Ilona Bagele
Ieva Kerēvica
Evilena Protektore
Rūta Dūduma
Roberts Memmēns
Orchestra RIGA big band
Conductor Valdis Butāns

CELEBRATING ELLA FITZGERALD - Riga Jazz Christmas Eve

Ilona Bagele
Ieva Kerēvica
Evilena Protektore
Rūta Dūduma
Roberts Memmēns
Orchestra RIGA big band
Conductor Valdis Butāns

BLIZZARD OF THE CHRISTMAS SOUNDS

Culture Palace Ziemeļblāzma
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Participating Guna Zariņa

VALENTINE'S DAY CONCERT SUN AND LOVE

Conductor Andis Klučnieks
Soloists: Dināra Rudāne and Intars Busulis

MERCURY ON THE MOON

Orchestra RIGA
Jānis Šipkēvics, Matīss Čudars
Conductor Valdis Butāns

Opening of the Spring Festival WINDSTREAM - TANGO, FLAMENCO, JAZZ

Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloist Oskars Petrauskis

DONA NOBIS PACEM

Conductor Valdis Butāns
Participating The Latvian Radio Choir

FREEBIRDS and SOLO FLIGHT

Conductor Mārtiņš Ozoliņš
Soloists Orchestra RIGA musicians

GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT

Conductor Ferrer Ferran (Spain)
Soloist Aivars Osītis (Trumpet)

SEASON CLOSING CONCERT

Conductor Valdis Butāns
Programme: music by Latvian composers

THE SEA FLOWS QUIETLY

St. John's Church, Riga
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Inese Romancāne (soprano) and Līga Griķe (kokle)

BACH, DVORAK, DEBUSSY

Conductor Valdis Butāns
Organist Diāna Jaunzeme-Portnaja

BACH, RESPIGHI, RAVEL

Orchestra RIGA Conductor Ainārs Rubiķis Organist Vita Kalnciema

BACH, DVORAK, DEBUSSY

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloist Sonora Vaice
Organist Diāna Jaunzeme-Portnaja

SUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Riga City Festival opening concert
Participating:
Orchestra “RIGA”
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Inga Šļubovska-Kancēviča, Dināra Rudāne, Andris Ludvigs, Rihards Mačanovskis
The concert will be hosted by music journalist Liene Jakovļeva and actor Juris Jope.

BACH, RESPIGHI, RAVEL

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Ainārs Rubiķis
Organist Vita Kalnciema

MERCURY ON THE MOON

Participating:
Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Jānis Šipkēvics (voice), Matīss Čudars (guitar)
Music journalist Orests Silabriedis
Lighting designer Jānis Sniķeris
Sound engineer Varis Kurmiņš

SEASON OPENING CONCERT

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloist Håkan Rosengren (Clarinet)

REQUIEM LATVIENSE

Orchestra RIGA
Participating State Academic Choir “Latvija”
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Kristīne Gailīte (soprano), Ieva Parša (mezzo soprano), Sergejs Jēgers (countertenor), Krišjānis Norvelis (bass)

THE GREEN BOOK IN MUSIC

Orchestra "RIGA"
Conductor Jānis Liepiņš
Soloists: Inga Sļubovska- Kancēviča (soprano) and Armands Siliņš (baritone)

I WANT YOUR PHOTO!

Orchestra "RIGA"
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Vocal goup "FRAMEST"
Soloists and actors: Dita Lūriņa-Egliena, Ilona Bagele, Daumants Kalniņš, Mārtiņš Brūveris and Egils Melbārdis
Programme: Latvian music in the thirties of the 20th century

THE FIRST ADVENT CONCERT

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Kaspars Ādamsons
Soloists: Inga Šļubovska – Kancēviča (soprano), Mihails Čuļpajevs (tenor), Rihards Mačanovskis (baritone)
Participating: Mixed Choir AURA of Faculty Physics and Mathematics of Latvian University and Mixed choir of Riga State Gymnasium No2

RIGA JAZZ CHRISTMAS EVE

Musical director of the programme Dāvis Jurka
Soloists: Camille Bertault (France), Rūta Dūduma, Evilena Protektore and Normunds Rutulis
Participating Orchestra „Riga” Big Band

RIGA JAZZ CHRISTMAS EVE

Musical director of the programme Dāvis Jurka
Soloists: Camille Bertault (France), Rūta Dūduma, Evilena Protektore and Normunds Rutulis
Participating Orchestra „Riga” Big Band

VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT MIMES’ OLYMPIC LOVE

Orchestra „Riga”
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Dināra Rudāne and Daumants Kalniņš
Participating ensemble „Riga Pantomime”

LEONARD BERNSTEIN - 100

Spring festival "WINDSTREAM" opening concert Orchestra „Riga”
Conductor Kaspars Ādamsons
Soloists Annija Putniņa and Mihails Čuļpajevs

THE APOCALYPTIC SYMPHONY

Concert in remebrance of communist genocide victims
Orchestra „Riga”
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Participating: Iveta Romancāne, Inese Romancāne
Agnese Urka, Ilze Bērziņa

GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT

Orchestra „Riga”
Conductor Jānis Ozols
Soloists: Jolanta Strikaite, Ieva Parša
Raimonds Bramanis, Rihards Mačanovskis
Participating Mixed choir „Maska” and „Pa Saulei"

LATVIAN LANDSCAPES IN COLORS AND SOUNDS

Easter Monday with Orchestra „Riga”

MOMENT FOR MORRICONE AND THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA

Spring festival "WINDSTREAM" Closing Night
Orchestra „Riga”
Soloist Aija Vītoliņa

MUSIC OF THE SUN

Orchestra „Riga”
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Rihards Zaļupe (marimba)
Oskars Petrauskis (soprano saxophone)
Arvydas Kazlauskas (tenor saxophone)

THE EARTH AND THE STARS

Orchestra „Riga”
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Anete Toča (flute)
Ēriks Kiršfelds (cello)

BACH, MAHLER, MILHAUD

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Organist Jānis Pelše

BACH, RESPIGHI, RAVEL

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Ainārs Rubiķis
Organist Vita Kalnciema

SOUNDS OF CENTENARY (RIGA)

Orchestra RIGA, Vilnius Municipality St. Christopher Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Conductors Valdis Butāns, Modestas Barkauskas
Soloists

SOUNDS OF CENTENARY (TALLINN)

Orchestra RIGA, Vilnius Municipality St. Christopher Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Conductors Valdis Butāns, Modestas Barkauskas
Soloists

SOUNDS OF CENTENARY (VILNIUS)

Orchestra RIGA, Vilnius Municipality St. Christopher Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Conductors Valdis Butāns, Modestas Barkauskas
Soloists

SEASON OPENING CONCERT

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Trio Art-i-Shock

LATVIA IN POETRY OF OJĀRS VĀCIETIS AND IMANTS ZIEDONIS

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Ieva Parša, Rihards Mačanovskis
Programme: music by latvian composers

LATVIAN WARRIOR SONGS

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Inese Romancāne, Ivars Cinkuss
Male choirs
Programme: patriotic Latvian warrior songs

FOR THE FATHERLAND AND FREEDOM

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Inese Romancāne, Ivars Cinkuss
Mixed choirs
Programme: patriotic Latvian warrior songs

THE FIRST ADVENT CONCERT

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Guntis Kuzma
Soloists: Gunta Gelgote, Ieva Parša
Emīla Dārziņa mixed choir
Programme: Bach, Wagner, Tchaikovsky etc.

CHRISTMAS RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Andrejs Osokins, Evilena Protektore
Programme: G. Gershwin, I. Berlin

CHRISTMAS RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Andrejs Osokins, Evilena Protektore
Programme: G. Gershwin, I. Berlin

LATINO LOVE SONGS

Orchestra RIGA big band
Soloist Elza Rozentāle
Conductor Raitis Ašmanis
Programme: love songs in Latino rhythms

LATINO LOVE SONGS

Orchestra RIGA big band
Soloist Elza Rozentāle
Conductor Raitis Ašmanis
Programme: love songs in Latino rhythms

FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Andris Poga
Soloists: Oskars Petrauskis (saxophone), Guntars Freibers (percussions)

REQUIEM

Orchestra RIGA
Choir LATVIJA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Jūlija Vasiļjeva, Mihails Čuļpajevs

VOICES OF SPRING. STRAUSS. OFFENBACH. VON SUPPE.

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Kaspars Ādamsons
Soloists: Inga Šļubovska-Kancēviča (soprano), Laura Grecka (alto), Mihails Čulpajevs (tenor), Rihards Mačanovskis (baritone)

MARCO POLO. STORIES OF INDIA.

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Anatolijs Popovs (sitar), Balraj Sigh (tabla), Raimonds Gulbis (bassoon)

GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT

Orchestra RIGA
Choirs: Maska, PaSaulei
Conductor Jānis Ozols
Soloists: Elīna Šimkus (soprano), Rihards Mačanovskis (baritone)

IN MEMORIAM

Orchestra RIGA
Choirs: Riga, Vēja balss
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Programme: music by Latvian composers

BACH, BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Guntis Kuzma
Organist Liene Andreta Kalnciema
Soloist Evija Martinsone (soprano)

BACH, WAGNER, VASKS

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Kaspars Ādamsons
Organist Aigars Reinis

BACH, BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Guntis Kuzma
Organist Liene Andreta Kalnciema
Soloist Evija Martinsone (soprano)

SEASON OPENING CONCERT

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Programme: music by Latvian composers

THE GUARDS OF RIGA IN MUSIC AND CINEMA

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloist Rihards Zaļupe (percussions)

LETTERS TO LATVIA

Orchestra RIGA
Riga Saxophone Quartet
Conductor Jānis Stafeckis
ActresS Ilze Ķuzule-Skrastiņa

MESSAGE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloist Āris Ozols (guitar)

THE FIRST ADVENT CONCERT

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor: Atvars Lakstīgala
Soloists: Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine and Marlēna Keine (sopranos), Laura Grecka (mezzo-soprano) Mixed Choirs

CHRISTMAS JAZZ / ONLY GIRLS IN JAZZ

Orchestra RIGA Big Band
Soloists: Arta Jēkabsone, Beāte Zviedre, Rūta Dūduma-Ķirse Conductor Valdis Butāns

CHRISTMAS JAZZ / ONLY GIRLS IN JAZZ

Orchestra RIGA Big Band
Soloists: Arta Jēkabsone, Beāte Zviedre, Rūta Dūduma-Ķirse Conductor Valdis Butāns

NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Kaspars Ādamsons
Soloists: Inga Šļubovska-Kancēviča (soprano), Laura Grecka (alto), Mihails Čulpajevs (tenor), Rihards Mačanovskis (baritone)

HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORIES

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Aija Vītoliņa, Katrīna Paula Felsberga, Daumants Kalniņš (vocal)

ORCHESTRA RIGA. ZAĻUPE AND FILM MUSIC

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloist Rihards Zaļupe (percussion)

ORCHESTRA RIGA. ZAĻUPE AND FILM MUSIC

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloist Rihards Zaļupe (percussion)

AND PEACE ON EARTH

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns

BACH, BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor - Guntis Kuzma
Soloist - Evija Martinsone (soprano)
Organist - Liene Andreta Kalnciema

SOUNDS OF RIGA

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns

BACH, SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor: Ainārs Rubiķis
Saxophone solo: Aigars Raumanis
Organ solo: Ilze Reine

A STROLL THROUGH THE PATHS OF THE HISTORY OF JAZZ

Orchestra RIGA Big Band
Soloists: Elīza Evalde, Beāte Zviedre, Rūta Dūduma-Ķirse Conductor Valdis Butāns

SOUNDS OF RIGA

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns

ONLINE PREMIERE - BACH, BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor - Guntis Kuzma
Soloist - Evija Martinsone (soprano)
Organist - Liene Andreta Kalnciema

BACH, MENDELSSOHN, MAHLER

Orchestra RIGA
Organ – Jānis Pelše
Conductor – Valdis Butāns

ONLINE PREMIERE - BACH, SHUBERT, SCHUMANN

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor: Ainārs Rubiķis
Saxophone solo: Aigars Raumanis
Organ solo: Ilze Reine

OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Douglas Bostock
Soloist Agnese Egliņa (piano)

PIAZZOLLA IN PARIS

Orchestra RIGA
Tango Sin Quinto
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloist: Artūrs Noviks (accordion)

AUTUMN WALTZ

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Dancers Egija Abaroviča and Reinis Rešetins

ONLINE CONCERT - REMEMBERING THE HEROES

Orchestra RIGA
Conductor Valdis Butāns

ONLINE CONCERT - FROM VĪTOLS TO PAULS

Orchestra RIGA
Soloists
Conductor Valdis Butāns

WINTER PORTRAITS

Orchestra RIGA
Soloists: Arta Jēkabsone, Edgars Cīrulis, Gustavs Melbārdis Conductor Valdis Butāns

WINTER PORTRAITS

Orchestra RIGA
Soloists: Arta Jēkabsone, Edgars Cīrulis, Gustavs Melbārdis Conductor Valdis Butāns

AGNUS DEI

Orchestra RIGA
male choirs
Conductor Valdis Butāns
Soloists: Jūlija Vasiļjeva (soprano), Mihails Čuļpajevs (tenor)

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