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Happy Birthday Latvia !
Nov
18
12:01 AM00:01

Happy Birthday Latvia !

On this day, the Republic of Latvia celebrates 99 years since it was proclaimed as a republic on November 18, 1918. The next 12 months will be filled with Centenary celebrations in Latvia, the USA, and worldwide as Latvia gets ready for its 100th birthday in 2018. For more information please visit www.lv100.lv.

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Aleksandrs Antonenko on stage at MetOpera for Verdi's Requiem - November 24 - December 4
Nov
24
to Dec 4

Aleksandrs Antonenko on stage at MetOpera for Verdi's Requiem - November 24 - December 4

For the first time since 2008, James Levine conducts a special series of concerts of Verdi’s great mass, written in memory of Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni. The company has assembled a quartet of extraordinary soloists to join the incomparable Met Orchestra and Chorus: Krassimira Stoyanova, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Ferruccio Furlanetto.

When: November 24- December 4, 2017.

Where: MetOpera, Lincoln Center.

For tickets and more information please visit the MetOpera website here.

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Latvian Radio Big Band at Dizzy Club Coca Cola - NYC
Jan
8
7:30 PM19:30

Latvian Radio Big Band at Dizzy Club Coca Cola - NYC

The acclaimed Latvian Radio Big Band will perform at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola on January 8, 2018. Two concerts are planned, at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Seating is limited, so please book early.

When: Monday, January 8, 2018, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Where:  Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Circke, corner of Broadway and 60th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10019.

To book tickets, please click here.

For more information about the Latvian Radio Big Band, please click here.

 

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Andris Nelsons conducts the BSO at Carnegie Hall
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Andris Nelsons conducts the BSO at Carnegie Hall

There is no denying that Tristan und Isolde is one of the greatest showcases for singers and conductors. This concert features performers who meet the challenge. The Independent called Jonas Kaufmann “the preeminent Wagnerian tenor of his era,” while the “lustrous vocalism” of soprano Camilla Nylund has been praised by Opera News. Andris Nelsons, who “seems to draw the best from every orchestra he works with” (The New York Times), conducts his Boston Symphony Orchestra in the impassioned Act II, which includes one of the most moving and beloved of love duets of Wagner’s masterpiece.

When: Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 8 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall.


To book tickets, please click here.

To read more about maestro Andris Nelsons, click here.

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Kremerata Baltica at Carnegie Hall
Apr
25
to Apr 26

Kremerata Baltica at Carnegie Hall

The legato lines, delicate ornamentations, and colors that grace Chopin’s solo piano works are also found in his music for other instruments. There is not a single composition by him that does not involve the keyboard, including a small handful of works that prominently feature the cello. The Introduction and Polonaise brillante and Cello Sonata in G Minor are two of these rarities. While the former is a sparkling showpiece, the latter is an intense, highly emotive work. One of his early compositions, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is also noteworthy for its Romantic middle movement and rollicking finale: a zesty Polish mazurka. Performing this evening will be Latvian based Kremerata Baltica with pianist Danill Trifonov and cellist Gautier Capucon.
 
When: Thursday, April 25 and 26, 2018, at 8 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall.


To book tickets, please click here.

To read more about Kremerata Baltica, click here.

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Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

The Paris audience attending the 1923 premiere of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 were expecting a work driven by the same furious energy as his ballet scores. Instead, they were surprised by a beautiful concerto with a lyrical quality and a particularly rhapsodic opening solo. The 1805 audience at the first public performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 was stunned when they were presented with this truly revolutionary work. They encountered the most powerful symphony ever written. Beethoven’s mighty “Eroica” changed the face of symphonic music and heralded the age of Romanticism. Latvian born Mariss Jansons has been the Chief Conductor of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (BRSO) since 2003.

When: Friday, May 4, 2018, at 8 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall.


To book tickets, please click here.

To read more about Mariss Jansons, click here.

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White Nights Festival features Latvian composer Maija Einfelde
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

White Nights Festival features Latvian composer Maija Einfelde


The Lincoln Center’s White Nights Festival returns this year, October 18-November 15, 2017. One of the events includes an intimate a cappella concert at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin featuring the Swedish Radio Choir. Named one of the world’s leading choirs by Gramophone, its singers create immersive soundscapes with mesmerizing ethereal works by living composers. The program will include Latvian composer’s Maija Einfelde’s “Lux aeterna” and culminates in Schnittke’s Concerto for Choir, a moving 20th-century choral masterpiece.
 
When: Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30 pm
Where: Church of St. Mary the Virgin 145 W 46th St, NY 10036.

 
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the White Nights Festival website here:

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"How Do We See Him ? Baltic Security and Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Trump"
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

"How Do We See Him ? Baltic Security and Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Trump"

Dr. Ivars Ijabs is a Latvian political scientist and commentator, an Associate Professor at the University of Latvia. His research interests include the history of political ideas, nationalism, as well as inter-ethnic relations in Central and Eastern Europe. He is the author of several books on political theory and Latvian politics, as well as of many scholarly articles. He writes a regular column in the Latvian magazine "Rīgas Laiks", as well as in other publications. He is the Vice-President for Professional development of the Association of the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS), as well as a member of several other scholarly organizations. Dr.Ijabs has studied philosophy and political science in Latvia, Germany, and Iceland. In 2010, he was Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the State University of New Jersey, and today is is one of the most well-known political and cultural commentators in Latvia. Dr.Ijab's speech will be in English.

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 4 pm
Where: Estonian House, 243 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016


Followed by a performance by the Latvian ensemble TRIO.

Tickets: $30 at the door. Children under 18 years, free.

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Aleksandrs Antonenko returns to MetOpera for Puccini's Turandot - November 8, 11 and 16
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Aleksandrs Antonenko returns to MetOpera for Puccini's Turandot - November 8, 11 and 16

Acclaimed Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko is back at MetOpera this October-December in two outstanding operas - Pucini's Turandot and Verdi's Requiem.

Puccini’s grand spectacle of legendary China stars Oksana Dyka and Martina Serafin in the role of the ice princess and Aleksandrs Antonenko as the unknown prince who must thaw her heart or die. Maria Agresta, Hei-Kyung Hong, and James Morris are among the other remarkable artists featured in this cherished Franco Zeffirelli production, led by Carlo Rizzi and Marco Armiliato.

When: October 12,17,21,25,28,31, and November 4,8,11,16.

Where: MetOpera, Lincoln Center.

For more information and to purchase tickets for Turandot, click here.

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Aleksandrs Antonenko returns to MetOpera for Puccini's Turandot
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Aleksandrs Antonenko returns to MetOpera for Puccini's Turandot

Acclaimed Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko is back at MetOpera this October-December in two outstanding operas - Pucini's Turandot and Verdi's Requiem.

Puccini’s grand spectacle of legendary China stars Oksana Dyka and Martina Serafin in the role of the ice princess and Aleksandrs Antonenko as the unknown prince who must thaw her heart or die. Maria Agresta, Hei-Kyung Hong, and James Morris are among the other remarkable artists featured in this cherished Franco Zeffirelli production, led by Carlo Rizzi and Marco Armiliato.

When: October 12,17,21,25,28,31, and November 4,8,11,16.

Where: MetOpera, Lincoln Center.

For more information and to purchase tickets for Turandot, click here.

For the first time since 2008, James Levine conducts a special series of concerts of Verdi’s great mass, written in memory of Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni. The company has assembled a quartet of extraordinary soloists to join the incomparable Met Orchestra and Chorus: Krassimira Stoyanova, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Ferruccio Furlanetto.

When: November 24- December 4, 2017.

Where: MetOpera, Lincoln Center.

For ticket and more information please visit the MetOpera website here.

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Gidons Kremers returns to New York at Baryshnikov Arts Center
Oct
31
to Nov 1

Gidons Kremers returns to New York at Baryshnikov Arts Center

Violin legend Latvian Gidon Kremer performs the U.S. Premiere of his transcription of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s richly varied and complex 24 Preludes, originally scored for cello. Kremer is a champion of the Polish-born Soviet composer, whose music shares common ground with that of Shostakovich, while maintaining its originality by incorporating myriad musical styles. The preludes are paired with projections of powerful images by Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutkus, whose highly expressive art also responds to a particular vision of life in mid-20th century Soviet Union.

When: October 31 and November 1, 2017, at 7:30 pm
Where: Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018.


To book tickets, please click here.

To read more about maestro Gidon Kremer, click here

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