Programme of Military Bands’ Performances

Programme of Military Bands’ Performances
Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
This weekend, on the 5th and 6th of July, Riga hosts a major international festival of military bands, bringing together orchestras of the Dutch, German, U.S., Georgian, Norwegian and Latvian Armed Forces. We offer you a live broadcast of the festival’s closing concert in Ķīpsala that will start at 5 p.m. on the 6th of July.
Concert participants: Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Orchestra of the National Reserve of the Royal Netherlands Army, Orchestra of the Neubrandenburg Land Forces of the Bundeswehr, Central Orchestra of the Georgian Armed Forces, U.S. Army Europe Band, Georgian folkdance ensemble “Erisioni”, the Staff Orchestra of the National Armed Forces, the Home Guard Orchestra, National Armed Forces’ dance groups “Bramaņi” and “Dižbramaņi”, Rūjiena Culture Centre dance ensemble “Luste”, Brenguļi dance group “Dzieti”, National Armed Forces’ Big Band, men’s choirs “Gaudeamus”.

The festival marking the 95th anniversary of the National Armed Forces of Latvia is organised by the “Riga 2014” foundation and the Ministry of Defence. All concerts of the festival are free of charge. Free invitations to the concert are available from the culture chalet “Esplanade 2014”.

Programme of the Festival of Military Bands

Saturday, 5th of July

7.30 p.m. Military bands’ parade through the Old Town from Pils Square to the Freedom Monument

8 p.m. The festival’s opening concert at the Freedom Monument

8.30 p.m. National Armed Forces’ Big Band performs a concert at the culture chalet “Esplanade 2014”

Sunday, 6th of July

11 a.m. A concert by the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces in the garden of Sigulda New Castle

12 noon Orchestra of the Neubrandenburg Land Forces of the Bundeswehr in concert at the Ogre Culture Centre

12 noon Orchestra of the National Reserve of the Royal Netherlands Army gives concert at the Jelgava Culture Centre

12 noon The Central Orchestra of the Georgian Armed Forces performs at the “Origo” shopping centre at Riga Central Railway Station Square

2.30 p.m. U.S. Army Europe Band performs a concert at the culture chalet “Esplanade 2014”

5 p.m. The closing concert of the festival at the Ķīpsala Hall

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