Night-time Concert “Sunrise in the City” at the Esplanade

Night-time Concert “Sunrise in the City” at the Esplanade
Mārtiņš Otto, Riga2014 . Kokle player Laima Jansone, one of the participants in the “Sunrise in the City” concert
On Saturday, the 26th of July, the culture chalet “Esplanade 2014” will host a unique “Riga 2014” Programme happening – the concert “Sunrise in the City”, part of the Introvert Art Festival “Ad lucem”. The eight-hour concert will lend an unusual, spiritual dimension to the city at night. Traditional music and improvisations will continue from 9:30 p.m. on Saturday to 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. The concert will be free of charge.

During the concert, musicians will be performing introvert music to immerse the public in a meditative atmosphere up until the sunrise. Concert-goers are advised to bring along some blankets and cushions to make themselves comfortable, there will also be special chairs available to sit or lie on and enjoy music at night.
 
Concert participants include Biruta Ozoliņa and the young trumpeter Magnus Bauģis who currently studies in the Netherlands, the popular kokle player Laima Jansone, composer and musician Raimonds Tiguls, a virtuoso duduk player from Armenia, guest artists from Finland who will play kanteles, DJ Monsta, and other musicians.
 
The programme of the 13th Introvert Art Festival “Ad Lucem” includes a total of five different concerts in Riga parks and concert halls, as well as creative workshops at the culture centre “Ziemeļblāzma”. Some of the concerts have also been included in the “Riga 2014” Programme.
 
The European Capital of Culture Programme of Riga is prepared and run by the foundation “Riga 2014” in collaboration with state, municipal and non-governmental cultural organisations and creative associations. The Programme is financed by the Riga City Council, Ministry of Culture and the European Commission, and offered to the public in partnership with “Lattelecom”, which also provides technical support for the Programme.

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