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WinterFest

Winterfest - that is Herman Braun Foundation’s annual International music festival. It is being held from  November till the middle of February. The first one took place in 1999.

 

Winterfest is rather a set of concerts to celebrate the occasions of Christmas in December, New Year and Orthodox Christmas in January, consequently, and the regular anniversary of Herman Braun Foundation in February.

 

The concerts differ in their genre and programs with the participation of legendary maestros, famous young soloists, chamber ensembles, choirs, period music ensembles, jazz vocal groups, cross-over groups: the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Kremerata Baltica, Dmitry Bashkirov, Gidon Kremer, Marta Argerich, Muza Rubackyte, Piotr Anderszewski, Jevgeny Samoilov, Sivan Silver & Gil Garburg, the Katona Twins, Inga Kalna, Irina Dolzhenko, Antra Bigaca, Daishin Kashimoto, Andres Mustonen, Ramon Jaffe, Ilze Urbane, Baiba Skride, Vestard Shimkus, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Misia, Tokyo String Quartet, Guarneri String Quartet, Julliard String Quartet, choir Latvia, Latvian Radio Choir, the BBC singers, the Academy of Ancient music under Tatyana Grindenko, Villancico, Terem-quartet, Remake, Beni Schmid, Sexteto Canyengue, the Brazz Brothers, the King Singers, the Swingle Singers, Chanticleer, Intars Busulis, Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion. The famous Moscow male choir Pravoslavniye Pevchiye (the Orthodox Singers) performs annually.

 

During the festival Herman Braun Foundation launched new traditions of performing Bach’s Weihnachtoratorium, Handel’s Messiah and a unique Christmas charity concert Symphony of Toys.


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13.01.2005  19:00
Black Head House

Jevgeny Samoilovs (piano, UK)
Due to his elegant, powerful and brilliant manner of playing, Jevgeny Samoilov is called to be The Lion of Piano! Program: Tchaikovsky – “The Seasons” and “The Sleeping Beauty” (piano transcription).

 

01.02.2005  19:00
Latvian National Opera

“King's Singers” (UK)
The six Englishmen enjoy a reputation as one of the world most sought-after and highly acclaimed vocal ensembles.

 

12.02.2005  19:00
Latvian National Opera

MÍSIA – FADO DIVA (Portugal)
Miraculous and mysterious, stirring and poetic, attractive and luminous… such is Misia, an exceptional fado singer who has imposed herself as an essential figure of the international musical scene. Birthday of Herman Braun Foundation and closing of WinterFest.

 

08.11.2005  19:30
Sigulda Concert Hall "Baltais Fligelis"

Katona Twins (guitar duo, Hungary)
Opening of the 6th international music festival "Winterfest". First time in Riga!Legendary guitar duo from Hungary! 09.11.2005 at 19:00 in Great Guild Hall. Programme: A.Piazzolla, I.S.Bach, D.Rossini

 

09.11.2005  19:00
Great Guild Hall

Katona Twins (guitar duo, Hungary)
Opening of the 6th international music festival "Winterfest". First time in Riga!Legendary guitar duo from Hungary! 09.11.2005 at 19:00 in Great Guild Hall. Programme: A.Piazzolla, I.S.Bach, D.Rossini

 

28.11.2005  19:30
Sigulda Concert Hall "Baltais Fligelis"

The Swingle Singers
Legendary vocal jazz ensemble from Great Britain for the first time in Latvia!

 

29.11.2005  19:00
Latvian National Opera

The Swingle Singers
Legendary vocal jazz ensemble from Great Britain for the first time in Latvia!

 

30.11.2005  19:00
Latvian National Opera

The Swingle Singers
Legendary vocal jazz ensemble from Great Britain for the first time in Latvia!

 

06.12.2005  19:00
Riga St. John church (Sv.Jâòa baznîca)

Latvian Radio Choir 65th anniversary!
Concert “The 65th anniversary of Latvian Radio Choir”. Conductor Sigvards Kïava. Program: premieres of choral pieces by A.Pärt, P.Vasks and R.Dubra. Participate:vocal group COSMOS and Rîgas Kâmermûziíi.

 

16.12.2005  19:00
Latvian National Opera

"BBC Singers”
Famous vocal ensemble with great traditions and history for the first time in Riga.

 

18.12.2005  16:00
Riga Dome Cathedral

J.S. BACH – WEIHNACHTSORATORIUM (The Christmas Oratory) (Fragments)
Herman Brauns Foundation presents the traditional Christmas concert.

 

21.12.2005  19:00
Cesis

“Symphony of Toys”
The Christmas charity concert to give everyone a moment of joy. Chamber orchestra, Conductor Arkady Fomin (USA). FREE ADMISSION. You can duly collect invitations at Great Guild hall ticket office. Please take to the concert new, unwrapped toy as your contribution in this charity event.

 

22.12.2005  19:00
Great Guild Hall

“Symphony of Toys”
The Christmas charity concert to give everyone a moment of joy. Chamber orchestra, Conductor Arkady Fomin (USA). FREE ADMISSION. You can duly collect invitations at Great Guild hall ticket office. Please take to the concert new, unwrapped toy as your contribution in this charity event.

 

23.12.2005  19:00
Great Guild Hall

“Symphony of Toys”
The Christmas charity concert to give everyone a moment of joy. Chamber orchestra, Conductor Arkady Fomin (USA). FREE ADMISSION. You can duly collect invitations at Great Guild hall ticket office. Please take to the concert new, unwrapped toy as your contribution in this charity event.

 

26.12.2005  18:00
Jçkabpils

“Symphony of Toys”
The Christmas charity concert to give everyone a moment of joy. Chamber orchestra, Conductor Arkady Fomin (USA). FREE ADMISSION. You can duly collect invitations at Great Guild hall ticket office. Please take to the concert new, unwrapped toy as your contribution in this charity event.

 

29.12.2005  19:00
Riga Dome Cathedral

G.F. Handel – MESSIAH (Fragments)
The mighty drama of human redemption. Latvian Radio choir, soloists, chamber orchestra, conductor Andris Veismanis.

 

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