Opening of the Festival


19. MAR19.00, Sunday
LocationGreat Guild Concert Hall

Conductor Valdis Butāns

Soloist Oskars Petrauskis (saxophone)

Luis Serrano Alarcón – Duende (Four Preludes for Symphonic Band)
Luis Serrano Alarcón – Concertango for Alto Saxophone, Jazz Trio and Symphonic Band
George Gershwin / Mark Rogers Cuban Ouverture
Robert Russell Bennett – Symphonic Songs for Band
Manfred Schneider – Jazz Suite

Tickets available at “Biļešu paradīze” offices and

Orchestra RIGA will open Spring festival WINDSTREAM with a specially-designed and fresh program that will mark a bright start of the spring. Contemporary original pieces have been selected for the concert, and composers have used flamenco, tango and jazz elements and rhythms in their music. Luis Serrano Alarcon represents Spain, Robert Russell Bennett represents the US, Manfred Schneider represents Germany. The concert will be opened with jazz classics – George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture.