Pink Floyd founder and visionary Roger Waters


Arena Riga

Pink Floyd founding member, visionary and creative genius Roger Waters will bring his pioneering new US + THEM show to Riga, and will showcase highlights from Pink Floyd’s greatest albums, such as Dark Side of The Moon, The Wall, Animals and Wish You Were Here. The concert will also feature songs from Waters’ critically acclaimed new album Is This the Life We Really Want?.

Waters’ legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of-the-art audio visual production and breathtaking quad sound. This new tour promises to be no exception, following months of meticulous planning and visionary craft featuring drone-powered elements, laser projections and other visual effects.



5 июля на сцене «Дзинтари» -- большой концерт Юрия Шевчука и его легендарной группы «ДДТ» с программой «История звука».

Юрий Шевчук занимает в русском роке особенную нишу. Главные вехи в жизни лидера «ДДТ» можно описать просто перечислением его песен, ставших любимыми и популярными: «Не стреляй», «Осень», «Предчувствие гражданской войны», «Ветер», «Родина», «Ленинград», «Революция» и др.

Лучшие песни из самых знаковых альбомов легендарного коллектива — с момента основания до наших дней — впервые объединены в одну программу, расширенная версия которой прозвучит на концерте в «Дзинтари».

К этому масштабному концерту группа «ДДТ» шла, кажется, всю жизнь. Разрушая стереотипы о русском роке, Шевчук и его музыканты доходили до самых потаенных смыслов, объединяли миллионы людей, порой меняли звучание -- от ритм-энд-блюза до инди-музыки. В репертуаре группы были и философские вальсы, и рок-баллады, и сатирические композиции...

Но главное, за что зрители любят и ценят ДДТ, остается неизменным — их интерес и любовь к человеку, и конечно же, музыка. И в «Дзинтари» музыканты привезут свой неповторимый живой звук, а также очень оригинальные видео и световые решения.

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Чт 05.07. 2018 19:30
Dzintaru koncertzāle, Jūrmala
50.00 - 120.00

Opera The Rose of Turaida


June 09, Saturday 19:00
Latvian National Opera
3 Aspazijas bulvāris, Riga

The Rose of Turaida, an opera by Zigmars Liepiņš and with the libretto by Kaspars Dimiters, is a musically and theatrically fresh remake of the opera No rozes un asinīm. It’s a story about the events of 1620, during which the protagonists continue to live out their passions – a story that moved conductor Mārtiņš Ozoliņš and director Ināra Slucka to portray this melodious drama as a timeless legend about Maija’s love and loyalty.

Love is stronger than death,
Love is stronger than life.
Life balances on a wire,
And you balance on the wire of death.

If I can, with my final breath,
I will bloom with the Rose.
Eternity will unite us…

Portable Landscapes

April 28, Saturday - June 17, Sunday
Latvian National Museum of Art
1 Jaņa Rozentāla laukums, Riga


On 27 April, the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art will open an exhibition “Portable Landscapes”, dedicated to the centennial of the Republic of Latvia, at the Latvian National Museum of Art. It follows yarns, which, through various corners of the world, take us to the stories of several creative, often relatively unknown Latvian émigré and exile personalities and informal groups, placing them in a broader context of art events, migration and globalization and revealing them as a polyphonic landscape.

"If we take a longer look back, people’s migrations caused by wars or political and economic change have taken place ceaselessly. Exile, diaspora and migration are characteristic elements of global culture and their manifestations have not only determined changes in the world’s map but also contributed to the basis for the development of various trends in art and culture, promoting the blending and overlapping of cultures and the birth of new ideas and movements,” believe the curators of the exhibition Solvita Krese, Inga Lāce, Diāna Popova, Antra Priede-Krievkalne, and Andra Silapētere.

In addition to historical stories, which will be revealed with the help of archives, works of art and artefacts, the exhibition has welcomed contemporary Latvian artists who live and work abroad, as well as artists who have addressed the theme of migration or, with their interpretations, are adding to some of the narratives developed in it.

“Portable Landscapes” explores Paris, New York, West Berlin, Gotland and Montreal as places relevant to the Latvian diaspora, tracing the individual routes of migration and developing a way of looking at the current situation, which, to a great extent, is based in historical events.

Involving a wide range of Latvian and international art institutions, researchers, curators and artists, LLMC has developed a project, launched in 2017 and lasting till 2019, that consists of four satellite exhibitions in Paris, New York, Gotland and Berlin, with the central exhibition, Portal Landscapes, at the National Museum of Art held in Riga and open until 17 June.

Participating artists: Valdis Āboliņš, Ieva Balode, Aia Bertrand, Eugenijus Budrys, Daina Dagnija, Raymond Duncan, Ieva Epnere, Inga Erdmane, Barbara Gaile, Daiga Grantiņa, Enno Hallek, Mikko Hintz & Inga Meldere, David Holmert, Marija Induse-Muceniece, Ingela Johansson, Rolands Kaņeps, Ernests Kļaviņš, Leonards Laganovskis, Marcos Lutyens, Kristina Norman, Mai-Thu Perret, Karol Radziszewski, Bita Razavi, Elske Rosenfeld, Andrejs Strokins, Laris Strunke, Niklāvs Strunke, Sergejs Timofejevs (Orbīta) & Ilva Kļaviņa, Viktors Timofejevs, Žanis Valdheims, Sigurds Vīdzirkste, Artūrs Virtmanis, Margo Zālīte, Aleksandrs Zapoļs & Vladimirs Svetlovs (Orbīta).

Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, State Cultural Capital Fund, British Council Latvia, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Rīgas Dome, Filips Kļaviņš, “Pro Helvetia”, Embassy of Canada to Latvia, The United States Embassy in Latvia, Baltic Art Center, Iaspis Swedish Arts Grants Committee's international programme for Visual and Applied Artists, The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia, Nordic Culture Point - Nordisk Kulturkontakt, Goethe-Institut Riga, “M un Brilliant® Reflective”, Estonian Embassy in Latvia, Embassy of Sweden Riga, Embassy of Finland, “Festivāls Sansusī”, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, “VKN”, “Valmiermuiža”, Z/S “Smilškalni”, SIA "Dunker"

Latvian Song and Dance Festival

June 30, Saturday - July 08, Sunday 12.00
Mežaparks (Forest park)
Meža prospekts, Riga

The Song and Dance Celebration is the greatest cultural masterpiece of the Latvian people, and has withstood the test of time. The Celebration has become an event of national and international importance, bringing together people of different generations and nationalities, and uniting Latvians throughout the world.

From the first Celebration in 1873 where 1000 singers participated, the celebrations have evolved into a powerful movement—around 40 000 participants from 3421 amateur ensembles are preparing to participate in the XXVI Song and XVI Dance Celebration.

In order for 12 000 singers and 17 000 dancers, and thousands of musicians, masters of folk and applied arts, as well as folklore and amateur theatre ensembles can participate in the Celebration, effort is systematically invested on a daily basis for five years—rehearsals, continuous revisions to the repertoire, recitals, contests, exhibitions, seminars, and concerts.

And then, every five years, all of these artists and musicians from Latvia’s towns and rural territories flow into Riga, creating a powerful grassroots movement.

Latvia's Song and Dance Celebration tradition has contributed significantly to the national consciousness, and to maintaining the idea of an independent Latvian nation during difficult periods of history. This has been recognised at the international level and in 2003 the Song and Dance Celebration was included in UNESCO's list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

The XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration 2018 The XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration will take place in Riga from 30 June to 8 July 2018 in the spirit of the Latvian Centenary. The Celebration week is the culmination of what the organisers—the Latvian National Center for Culture—and the amateur ensembles have been preparing for since the XXV Latvian Song and XV Dance Celebration.

During Celebration week, Riga will host 43 000 participants from 118 Latvian municipalities, and from many other countries where Latvians continue to uphold and develop the traditions of the Song and Dance Celebration. For seven days they will take part in more than 65 events—choirs, dance ensembles, brass bands, kokle players, folk musicians, vocal ensembles, folklore ensembles, and others will perform in various events, the Latvian folk costume exhibition, the Latvian applied art exhibition, and amateur theatre performances. 500 000 celebration-goers (roughly ¼ of the Latvian population—1,96 million) will be able to attend (ticketed and free) events.