„Rīga 2014” highlighted at European Cultural Days of ECB

„Rīga 2014” highlighted at European Cultural Days of ECB
Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
10-10-2013 A+ A-
The European Cultural days of the ECB is held from 14 October to 15 November in Frankfurt am Main. This time, Latvia will be in the spotlight with music, lectures, readings and several other cultural projects. A special event dedicated to „Rīga 2014” programme will be organized during the Cultural Days in Frankfurt.

Presentation of „Rīga 2014” programme will be one of the main events at the ECB Cultural Days opening. Aiva Rozenberga, the programme manager of „Rīga 2014”, will also visit Frankfurt in order to present „Rīga 2014” programme.

„The Cultural Days of the ECB is an annual event that already has gained a great popularity within Germany and international society. We are glad that The Cultural Days are dedicated to Latvia just before Riga becomes The European Capital of Culture. Therefore, it is our chance to promote our programme to prominent professionals from cultural, economic and business fields. Besides, we can not only present our programme, but also show various great ideas and plans we are preparing for „Rīga 2014”,” says Aiva Rozenberga.


„I will be required to tell how Riga was chosen for The European Capital of Culture in 2014, and present next year’s cultural event programme. In addition to that, I will also present the main goals and possible challenges for „Rīga 2014” Foundation.

In addition to next year’s programme preparation, we also think about how Riga becoming The European Capital of Culture might affect Latvian cultural scene in a long-term and, how the status of European Capital of Culture might help to promote Latvia in an international area.

Latvian artist performances will be shown through the whole month, and it is expected that visitors from various professional backgrounds will meet in Frankfurt during The Cultural Days. Besides, this event has gained an international recognition, so, I am particularly glad that our artists get the chance to show themselves in an international area,” says Aiva Rozenberga.

The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and State Choir „Latvia” led by Ainārs Rubiķis will perform at the opening event of ECB Cultural Days. Solo performed by: Baiba Skride (violin), Reinis Zariņš (kpiano) and Aigars Reinis (pipe organ).


Each year, the European Cultural Days of the ECB focus on a different Member State of the European Union. In the autumn months Frankfurt am Main becomes the setting for many high-quality artistic performances, ranging from music, dance and theatre to art lectures and exhibitions, literary events and films, as well as events for children. 

The ECB organises the Cultural Days together with the national central bank of the featured country and with the support of its many partners, who are committed to promoting European arts and culture.

The Cultural Days of Latvia are supported by Riga City Council, The Freeport of Riga and „LIVE RĪGA”.

This time, events representing modern Latvian culture will be included in the programme of The Cultural Days.

Opera singer Inga Kalna and organist Iveta Apkalna will visit Frankfurt during The European Cultural Days together with lute player Laima Jansone, percussionist Artis Orubs and „ Instrumenti” music band. In addition to that, the following artworks will be included in the programme: „Long Life” theatre show directed by Alvis Hermanis (New Riga Theatre), „Mother, I Love You”, a film directed by Jānis Nords, „People Out There”, a film directed by Aik Karapetjan, documentaries made by Laila Pakalniņa, Ivars Zviedris and Herz Frank. Also readings of „Ardievu, Atlantīda” („Farewell, Atlantis”), a book by Valentīna Freimane, will be organized together with Latvian contemporary photo exhibition and an architecture exposition „Rīga top!”.

The State Chamber Orchestra „Sinfonietta Rīga”, Latvian Radio Choir and cellist Kristīne Blaumane will perform at the closing event of The Cultural Days on 15 November.

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