ECB Cultural Days opening concert broadcasted on radio

ECB Cultural Days opening concert broadcasted on radio
ECB . ECB Cultural Days opening concert in Frankfurt
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In Frankfurt, 16 November, the annual Cultural Days of ECB dedicated to Latvia were opened with the performances of Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, State Choir „Latvija” (led by Ainārs Rubiķis) and the solo performers. The concert record will be broadcasted on German radio HR2, on 18 October.

The record will also be available for Latvian listeners on HR2 webpage.The broadcast starts at 21.05 (time in Latvia) with a short introduction of the ECB Cultural Days opening concert on LTV1 culture news, on 18 October at 18.25.

ECB Cultural Days’ repertoire will also be presented to Latvian spectators on 18 October at The Great Guild. The concert starts at 19.00. You will hear performances by Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, The State Choir „Latvija”, violinist Baiba Skride, pianist Reinis Zariņš and organist Aivars Reinis. Conductor Ainārs Rubiķis will lead the concert. Check out the tickets on „Biļešu paradīze” box offices and online.

This concert will also have a live broadcast via Latvian Radio 3 programme „Klasika” at 19.00.


The concert at ECB Cultural Days in Frankfurt was opened with „Melancholy waltz” (composer Emīls Dārziņš), also musical works by Pēteris Barisons, Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns, Jāzeps Vītols, Ēriks Ešenvalds and Rihards Dubra were perfomed.

German audience was particularly excited about the overture from „Rienzi” opera composed by Richard Wagner. This musical piece turned out to be the highest point at the opening concert.

The concert in Riga will be opened with „Rienzi” overture, but „Melancholy Waltz” will be the final performance.

ECB Cultural Days in Frankfurt will be held until 15 November. During that time, soprano Inga Kalna, organist Iveta Apkalna, „Instrumenti” band as well as lute player Laima Jansone and percussionist Artis will visit Germany.

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.


To find more about ECB Cultural Days, click here

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”.



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