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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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10.01.2009  19:00
Sigulda Concert Hall "Baltais Fligelis"

PRAVOSLAVNIYE PEVCHIYE (Russian Orthodox male choir, Russia)
Russian Orthodox Christmas songs!

 

11.01.2009  18:00
Riga Dome Cathedral

PRAVOSLAVNIYE PEVCHIYE (Russian Orthodox male choir, Russia)
Russian Orthodox Christmas songs!

 

13.01.2009  19:30
Latvian National Opera

PRAVOSLAVNIYE PEVCHIYE (Russian Orthodox male choir, Russia)
Russian Orthodox Christmas songs!

 

14.01.2009  19:00
Latvian National Opera

PRAVOSLAVNIYE PEVCHIYE (Russian Orthodox male choir, Russia)
Russian Orthodox Christmas songs!

 

02.02.2009  20:00
Latvian National Opera

I Virtuosi del teatro alla Scala (chamber orchestra, Italy)
La Scala orchestra musicians present the treasures of evergreen classical music

 

14.11.2009  15:00
Great Guild Hall

QUADRO NUEVO (world music quartet, Germany)
Melodies that make you fly!

 

14.11.2009  19:00
Great Guild Hall

QUADRO NUEVO (world music quartet, Germany)
Melodies that make you fly!

 

20.11.2009  19:00
Small Guild Hall

Сhef-d’oeuvres for violin & piano
Elīna Bukša (violin), Darya Zemele (piano)

Program: Beethoven, Schumann, Schnittke, Ķeniņš

 

04.12.2009  19:00
Valmiera Centre of Culture

A FILETTA (vocal group, Corsica)
Program – folk songs, jazz, film music

 

06.12.2009  19:00
Great Guild Hall

A FILETTA (vocal group, Corsica)
Program – folk songs, jazz, film music

 

10.12.2009  20:00
Riga Dome Cathedral

THE NIGHT PRAYER
Latvian Radio Choir, COSMOS vocal group. Sigvards Kļava, conductor.

Program – composers of the USA

 

16.12.2009  19:00
Riga Dome Cathedral

George Frederic Handel – MESSIAH
Soloists The Choir of New College Oxford European Union Baroque Orchestra Edward Higginbottom, conductor

 

29.12.2009  19:00
Latvian National Opera

Myths and fairy-tales in music
Ilze Urbāne (flute), Jānis Maļeckis (piano)

Program – extraordinary combination of romantic and modern music

 

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