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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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Date, time, place

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09.01.2011  18:00
Riga Dome Cathedral

PRAVOSLAVNIYE PEVCHIYE (Russian Orthodox male choir, Russia)
Choirmaster Georgy Smirnov

 

21.01.2011  19:00
Great Guild Hall

The Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (Hungary)
Program – Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Bartók, Liszt-Wolf

 

30.01.2011  19:00
Great Guild Hall

Vestards Šimkus (piano)
Program – F.Liszt

 

01.02.2011  19:00
Great Guild Hall

Vestards Šimkus (piano)
Program – F.Liszt

 

14.02.2011  19:00
Latvian National Opera

The Anniversary of the Herman Braun Foundation and Valentine’s Day! TEREM-Ouartet and Trio Melo-M!
TEREM-Ouartet, Trio Melo-M

 

15.02.2011  19:00
Cesis, Cesis 2.secondary school

The Anniversary of the Herman Braun Foundation and Valentine’s Day! TEREM-Ouartet and Trio Melo-M!
TEREM-Ouartet, Trio Melo-M

 

16.02.2011  19:00
Liepaja, Liepaja Theatre

The Anniversary of the Herman Braun Foundation and Valentine’s Day! TEREM-Ouartet and Trio Melo-M!
TEREM-Ouartet, Trio Melo-M

 

07.11.2011  19:00
Latvian National Opera

The festival Winterfest opening night - Hugh Masekela!
Grammy winner Hugh Masekela (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, South Africa) and his ensemble

 

15.11.2011  19:00
Great Guild Hall

Lisztomania-gala
Three Grand Prix winners of the International Franz Liszt piano competitions-2011

 

27.11.2011  19:00
Great Guild Hall

St.Petersburg Mariinsky Orchestra Brass Ensemble (Russia)
Program – Mussorgsky, Borodin, Shostakovich

 

30.11.2011  19:00
Great Guild Hall

Tokyo String Quartet (USA)
Program – Haydn, Beethoven, Hindemith

 

09.12.2011  20:00
Riga St. John church (Sv.Jāņa baznīca)

The Night Prayer
Latvian Radio Choir (Sigvards Kļava, conductor) and Ramon Jaffe (cello)

 

13.12.2011  19:00
Latvian National Opera

I Musici di Roma (Italy)
Vivaldi‘s Four Seasons and film music

 

21.12.2011  19:00
Great Guild Hall

Symphony of Toys
Soloists, chamber orchestra, Arkady Fomin, conductor (USA)

 

22.12.2011  19:00
Great Guild Hall

Symphony of Toys
Soloists, chamber orchestra, Arkady Fomin, conductor (USA)

 

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