Every winter since 1999, musicians from across the globe have descended upon Riga to take part in Winterfest, the Latvian capitals biggest, brightest and most loved music festival. Each year, from November and through February, residents and visitors alike enjoy a series of concerts which celebrate the season’s major festivals. Christmas, New Year, the Orthodox’ Church’s Christmas in January and the anniversary of the Herman Braun Foundation in February are all part in this spectacular celebration. If you want to experience the holiday season in a way you won’t find anywhere else, then Winterfest in Riga is one festival you can’t afford to miss out on.
Experience the classicsAt Winterfest you can expect to find concerts for everyone, ranging from choirs, opera stars and jazz bands to soloists, chamber music orchestras and respected maestros. Here, the famous Moscow male choir Pravoslavniye Pevchiye perform, side by side with Latvian musicians, the Julliard String Quartet, the BBC Singers, the Katona Twins and more. Classical music lovers should make note of this festival, where the best of the best come together to perform. Spanning across the entire holiday season, Winterfest guarantees you a world class experience whenever your time of visit.
Majestic concert hallsJust as diverse and high quality as the performers, are the venues themselves. With concerts playing across Riga, you can expect an experience unlike any other. The Dome Cathedral and Great Guild Hall are two of the venues where concerts are held. These historical halls make for a truly majestic musical night. In addition, you can experience concerts at the Latvian National Opera House, a famous architectural landmark and iconic site.
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