Ancient music in Bauska this weekend: Vivat Curlandia festival

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Ancient musical instruments, historical outfits, foreign and local medieval music performers will turn Bauska for the fifth year into a place where you can see, hear and feel the daily lives of medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque people, in the ancient music festival “Vivat Curlandia”, which will take place 18 and 19 July.

Festival's organizers said July 15 that within two days, musicians from Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany will offer nine concerts, highlighting the treasures of medieval music.

The festival will also include a dedicated children's morning and a night concert.

The festival is organised by an ancient music researcher, conductor Maris Kupčs, in cooperation with the Bauska Palace Museum and the Bauska Cultural Center.

As explained by the organizers, Bauska has been chosen as the festival's venue, because the castles of the Duke of Kurzeme were the first to represent the contemporary architecture and professional art of the Northern Renaissance in Latvia, bringing together the European thinking, culture and arts gems of the Renaissance, which undoubtedly influenced the cultural process. Today, the Palace of Bauska is the only legacy of the secular architecture of the Renaissance and the mannerism period, which the wars of the 17th-18th century were unable to destroy completely.

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