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Cultural Events in Riga: Cinema, Music, and Theater Celebrations

Celebrations. In honor of Riga cinema Splendid Palace for the centenary, a silent film by the American comedian Buster Keaton will be screened on Saturday, December 9 Sherlock Jr/Sherlock Jr. (1924) accompanied by original music by composer Kārlis Lāčas. The music was created specially Splendid Palace for the anniversary evening. Singer Aija Vītoliņa, saxophonist Māris Jēkabsons, accordionist Artūrs Noviks, guitarist Rihards Goba, double bassist Jānis Stafeckis, percussionist Kaspars Grigalis and percussionist Ainis Zavackis will take part in the performance. The movie Sherlock Jr tells the story of a film mechanic who longs to become a detective. In his work, Buster Keaton masterfully and with light humor plays with the concept of “screen magic”. The artistic tricks performed by the author of the film still amaze and delight.


In the cinema Splendid Palace 9.XII at 19
Tickets EUR 22


Anne Sofija von Otter will sing accompanied by piano and guitar in Riga. Publicity photo

Chamber music. On December 12, the great Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sophia von Otter will perform at the Great Guild. Her repertoire is unimaginably wide – from baroque music and opera classics to pop and jazz. Music by Bach, Purcell, Sibelius, Fauré, Britten and Perth will be played in Riga, as well as Christmas carols. Anne Sophie von Otter will play accompanied by pianist Leif Kanner-Lidström and guitarist Fabian Fredriksson.

Anne Sofia von Otere

in the Great Guild on 12.XII at 19
Tickets Ticket paradises in the network EUR 25–35


Jubilee. The 70th anniversary concert of composer Selga Mence will take place tonight in Riga River of timein which the jubilee herself, her teacher Paula Dambya and her students’ opuses will be performed by the choir Latvia under the leadership of Mara Sirma.


LU Great Hall at 7.XII at 19
Tickets Ticket paradises in the network EUR 15


Kino Us will show four works by David Lynch, among which will be Mulholland Road (pictured – view from the movie). Publicity photo

Movies. Riga cinema Kino Us celebrates its 11th birthday and invites you to watch four films by the American director David Lynch: Eraser head/Eraserhead (1977), Twin Peaks. Through the fire/Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), The road to nowhere/Lost Highway (1997) and Mulholland Road/Mulholland Drive (2001). Some screenings will be complemented by quizzes and short lectures, which will open the door to the author’s complex, fascinating world.

David Lynch cinema

In the cinema Kino Us 7.–18.XII
Screening plan Kinobize.lv


Premiere. Troupe Quadrifron has prepared a new production The beautiful darkness. The work of director Klāvas Meļļ and playwright Ances Strazdas is presented as an Advent fairy tale about longing for beauty. “The magical realism show follows the wondrous story of Baba Yaga, a man with a beard that is definitely glued on, a rooster with a snake’s tail, two spas, a holiday gathering, a severed umbilical cord and a talent that fills in but drains,” the authors promise. “I think that in the end, something between a picture book and an audio play, a Christmas tree for adults, a miniature large-scale production and a token evening will be seen on the stage,” adds the director.

The beautiful darkness

Riga circus on 13, 15-17 XII, 30, 31 I, 1 II at 19
Tickets Ticket paradises EUR 22 in the network


Orchestra Sinfonietta Riga and the Latvijas Radio Choir will play under the leadership of the Portuguese conductor Diniš Souza. Publicity photo

Classic. Festival European Christmas the chamber orchestra will perform at the opening concert on Saturday, December 9, in the Great Guild Sinfonietta Riga and Latvian Radio Choir. Europe’s rising star – the talented Portuguese conductor Dinis Souza – will be at the helm. Franz Schubert will play The Unfinished SymphonyRoberta Schumans Night songJohannes Brahms Fate song and Joseph Haydn’s Symphony in E flat major.


in the Great Guild on 9.XII at 19
Tickets Ticket paradises in the network EUR 15–30

2023-12-07 04:00:26
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