Despite the pessimistic forecasts, the summer of 2020 will be another summer of festivals, albeit under security conditions.
Musical bands Dagamba and Tautumeitas will organize a festival on Lake Jugla near Rīga on August 8, intended for spectators in boats, representatives informed on June 26.
Riga Saxophone quartet, along with singers Beāte Zviedre and Emīls Kivlenieks, are giving a Broadway and Film Music concert in Mālpils Manor on Friday, June 26, Latvian Television reported on June 25.
On Monday, June 15, coalition parties agreed conceptually to develop an acoustic concert hall construction project in Riga on Elizabetes Street 2 at Kronvalda Park, dismantling the former LPSR Communist Party Central Committee building, where the 'World Trade Center' is now located, Latvian Radio reported on June 15.
The voices of the Latvian Radio choir are being put to good use during the crisis - a unique voice library is being built, said artistic director and conductor Sigvards Kļava to Latvian Television on June 8.
The European Festival Association has awarded the festival Rīgas Ritmi 2020 the prestigious quality mark EFFE Label, the festival's representatives informed the media in a press release on May 20.
Musician and composer Kārlis Auzāns keeps surprising social media audiences with daily minute-long musical improvisations, representatives informed the media on May 15.
Creative teams of the Kurzeme Philharmonic and concert hall "Latvia" have joined in concert series "Atver logu" (Open the Window) in Ventspils City from May 3 until May 16. Meanwhile, Liepāja City carries out a similar series "Pilsētas serenādes" (City Serenades) from May 14 to June 12.
Volunteer ensemble ”Stiprās sievas” (“Strong Women”) has come together remotely during the state of emergency to record a music video for the song “Vij, Dieviņi, zelta viju” (“Make, God, a Golden Wreath”), according to Latvian Television's “Rīta Panorāma” broadcast on April 27.
In an attempt to limit the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus during the global pandemic the state of emergency has been extended to May 12 in Latvia, but things are unlikely to go back to normal with the arrival of summer, as several large festivals and events have already been cancelled, while remaining festivals will also most likely be cancelled, according to Health Minister Ilze Viņķele (Development/For) on April 20.