Despite weeks of hype, Latvia's vegetarian offering on May 10 failed to impress diners at the great Eurovision banquet in Turin, Italy.
The first semi-final of this year's Eurovision song contest takes place tonight, with Latvian group Citi Zēni (Other Boys) hoping to break a dismal recent record of Eurovision competitors and make it to the final with their ditty about the joys of eating organic vegetables as part of a healthy and balanced diet.
On April 25, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra will reunite with the orchestra's principal guest conductor Kristiina Poska. Latvian Radio's musicologist Baiba Santa Vanaga spoke to Kristiina about her conductor career, music, Beethoven, and more. The full interview is reproduced below.
From August 5 to 7, the twelfth music and art festival “Laba Daba” will take place, returning after two years of silence due to the pandemic, organizers said.
From July to August, the Latvian pop band Brainstorm/Prāta vētra will go on a tour between five cities in Latvia, and Ukrainian refugees will be able to attend the concerts for free, according to Brainstorm's website.
To support Ukrainian civilians, the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra offers Ukrainian citizens to attend spring concerts on April 22 and May 14 at the Liepaja concert hall Great Amber free of charge, the orchestra's representatives said April 13.
The tradition launched in recent years with summer concerts on Liepāja Lake has been transformed into a festival Liepāja Lake Music, which will take place over three days from July 7 to July 9 in the recreational park Austrumu forts, the organizers said.
August 13 will bring the return of a unique multi-genre music festival which involves spectators floating on water.
On the morning of March 18, at 6:00 in the morning the first pop-up concert in the courtyard of the Latvian National Museum of Fine Arts will take place, the organizers said.
If you feel like spending this weekend with good music for a good cause, check out these three concerts.
The acclaimed vocal group 'Latvian Voices' has released a beautiful and emotional rendition of a traditional Ukrainian folk song on its YouTube channel.
In response to Russia's hostilities in Ukraine, the "Rīga Jūrmala" classical music festival planned for the summer has been cancelled, the organizers have announced.
A Russian opera singer has been given a rendition of the famous aria 'Persona non grata' by Latvia.
On Friday, February 25 at 18:00 an open-air concert in support of Ukraine will take place outside Rīga congress hall in the center of the Latvian capital.
The Latvian company “JZ Microphones” is awarded the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Award for business, said the Patent Office of Latvia February 16.
Legendary Latvian choir-music conductor Edgars Račevskis has passed away at the age of 85, Latvian Television reported February 15.
Latvia will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, by the group "Citi Zēni" ("Other Boys") with their song "Eat Your Salad", a meditation on the attractions of vegetables, with sexual undertones.
The blood pressure of Eurovision fans is set to rise this weekend as Latvia's 'Supernova' selection process reaches its climax.
On February 7, the coalition supported the establishment of the National Acoustic Concert Hall at the existing Congress Hall, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said at a briefing after the meeting.
A group of musicians, producers, event organizers and providers of event technical services have appealed to the Latvian cabinet to follow the example of neighboring countries and lift restrictions relating to Covid-19 and public gatherings, reports LSM's Latvian language service.
Ten acts have advanced to the final of the Eurovision selection contest 'Supernova' following a televised selection round on February 5.
Latvia's Eurovision selection process gets into high gear February 5 with the first 'Supernova' show airing Saturday evening.
The Development Committee of the National Acoustic Concert Hall Project has agreed to support the idea that the existing Riga Congress Hall becomes the site of the proposed new concert hall, reports LSM's Latvian language service.
Fans of the Eurovision Song Contest may like to note that it was confirmed January 25 that Latvia will participate in the first semi-final of the 2022 competition on May 10.
The Supernova competition to select Latvia's next sacrificial offering to the Eurovision gods has revealed the 16 acts that have made it to the televised stages.
Latvian rock band's Opus Pro musician and lead vocalist Alex (Oļegs Andrejevs) has passed away, the musician's family announced December 27.
Ēriks Ešenvalds first saw the 'northern lights' in Norway, and the occurrence captivated him to such an extent that he went on chasing it in Lapland, Iceland and Greenland. The composition he was inspired to create turned into a great multimedia symphony, Northern Lights.
On the afternoon of November 24, the legendary composer Mārtiņš Brauns passed away, Jānis Kļaviņš, a member of the board of SIA "Forte Production", told the media.