ARTS & EVENTS GUIDE

  • 2016-03-09

LATVIA

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THURSDAY, MAR 10 “Viaggio Gastronomco”, An Italian Food Gastronomic Journey
 
Casa Nostra Riga launches a gastronomic journey in a series of travels around Italy, savouring and highlighting the wine, cuisine, and ingredients of each of Italy’s regions.
The first featured region is Italy’s smallest, Val d’Aosta in the north, bordering France and Switzerland. Not only does it house the highest mountains in Europe, but also the highest vineyards, the robust produce of which you will be able to taste with the food.
Being the one region in Italy where pasta is rarely found, rice, polenta, and gnocchi are the usual complements to a menu that largely focuses on meat and dairy products. A large variety of cured meat is a popular staple, chestnuts a flavour highlight, and thick warming soups a specialty.
“Val d’Aosta cuisine is the ultimate comfort food,” says Laila Ferrari, chef and host of Viva Val d’Aosta.

Currently partner and chef at a successful restaurant in Piedmonte, Ferrari has lived in four different regions of Italy over the past nine years, but most time has been spent in Val d’Aosta. An accomplished project manager, Laila comes from three different cultures — Latvian, Californian, and Italian. Also a passionate adventurer, she moved to Latvia in 1990, later to London, but found that Italy was the right place to indulge her love of style and food. “I’m sure I was an Italian in a previous life because I’m completely at home around a table which is the heart of family life. Its food, nurturing, security, communication, celebration, and of course — La dolce vita,” she says.
Committed to authentic food, Ferrari notes that Val d’Aosta has much in common with Latvia — there is rye bread and hearty warming dishes suitable for a cold climate.
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21 March

Gout de France  / Good France, Celebrating French Gastronomy

It’s being described as a festival that is one of a kind, offering a unique opportunity to savor the gastronomic delights which France has to offer.
 
Gout de / Good France will celebrate French gastronomy in various locations worldwide on  March 21, 2016. Over  1,000 chefs on all five continents are expected to join the event. Dinners served simultaneously in participating restaurants will honour the merits of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and its values of sharing, enjoying, and respecting the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine.
 
In 1912, Auguste Escoffier started Les Diners d’Epicure (Epicurean Diners): one day, one menu, served in cities around the world, to as many guests as possible. In 2015, the first edition of Gout de/Good France took the idea further, bringing all categories of restaurants together globally. The second edition of this international event, taking place on March 21, 2016, will mark, once again, the concrete demonstration of French cuisine’s recent listing in the “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” category by UNESCO, and its influence on the world.
 
The French Embassy and French Institute in Latvia are the organisers of  the Gout de France / Good France festival in Latvia. This year 13 Latvian restaurants will take part in this festival and propose French menus.
 
Further information about Gout de France / Good France : http://uk.france.fr/en/gout-france-good-france/rubric/70065/gout-france-good-france

 

THURSDAY, MAR 10

Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra: Baltic Symphony Festival Concert - 19:00 @ Riga, The Great Guild
Gintaras Rinkevicius (conductor), Vestards Shimkus (piano). Ciurlionis (Symphonic Poem In the Forest), Ravel (Piano Concerto for the Left Hand), Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring).

The Fountain of Bakhchisaray, ballet - 19:00 @ Latvian National Opera & Ballet (LNOB)
Farhads Stade (conductor).

FRIDAY, MAR 11

Manon Lescaut, opera - 19:00 @ LNOB, Martins Ozolins (conductor).

SATURDAY, MAR 12

The Sleeping Beauty, ballet - 19:00 @ LNOB, Farhads Stade (conductor). For the family.

SUNDAY, MAR 13

The Bird’s Opera, opera - 12:00 @ LNOB, Kaspars Adamsons (conductor). For the family.

The Bird’s Opera, opera - 18:00 @ LNOB, Kaspars Adamsons (conductor). For the family.

WEDNESDAY, MAR 16

Romeo and Juliet, ballet - 19:00 @ LNOB, Janis Liepins (conductor).

THURSDAY, MAR 17

#Rimsky-Korsakov and Scheherazade: #coversations with Goran Gora @LNSO - 19:00 @ Riga, The Great Guild
Karlis Kundrats, Andris Rasmanis (conductors).

Madama Butterfly, opera - 19:00 @ LNOB, Normunds Vaicis (conductor).

FRIDAY, MAR 18

Don Quixote, ballet - 19:00 @ LNOB, Farhads Stade (conductor).

Bartok “Music” and Vasks “Message” - 19:00 @ Riga, Great Guild
Sinfonietta Riga, Tallin Chamber Orchestra  Normunds Sne (conductor). Bartok (Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta), Martinu (Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano, and Timpani), Vasks (Message), Aints (new work).

Latvian Radio Chamber Singers, Electric Voice of the Avant-Garde - 19:00 @ Riga, Daile Music House
Latvian Radio Chamber Singers, Kaspars Putnins (conductor). Berio, Xenakis, Vinao.

SATURDAY, MAR 19

The Little Magic Flute, opera - 15:00 @ LNOB, Andris Veismanis (conductor). Education, for the family.

Aida, opera - 19:00 @ LNOB, Tadeusz Wojciechowski (conductor).

SUNDAY, MAR 20

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet - 12:00 @ LNOB, For the family.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet - 18:00 @ LNOB, For the family.

WEDNESDAY, MAR 23

Il Trovatore, opera - 19:00 @ LNOB, Janis Liepins (conductor).

ESTONIA

THURSDAY, MAR 10

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra - City Lights II: Prague, 19:00 @ Vanemuine Concert Hall
Paavo Jarvi (conductor). Smetana, My Country.

Die Zirkusprinzessin - 19:00 @ Estonian National Opera (ENO), Operetta by Imre Kalman in two acts.

Bach: “St. Matthew Passion” - 19:00 @ Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

FRIDAY, MAR 11

Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra - 19:00 @ Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

La Bayadere - 19:00 @ ENO, Ballet by Ludwig Minkus.

SATURDAY, MAR 12

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra - City Lights II: Prague, 19:00 @ Estonian Concert Hall
Paavo Jarvi (conductor). Smetana, My Country.

L’elisir d’amore - 19:00 @ ENO, Opera by Gaetano Donizetti in two acts.

THURSDAY, MAR 17

The Goblin
19:00 @ ENO - Ballet by Eduard Tubin in two acts.

FRIDAY, MAR 18

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra: Thaw - 19:00 @ Estonia Concert Hall
Nautimus III. Mihkel Poll (piano), Estonian National Male Choir, Mikk Uleoja (conductor). Bryars, Bonato, Tulve.

Carmen, opera - 19:00 @ ENO, Georges Bizet.

SATURDAY, MAR 19

The Sleeping Beauty - 19:00 @ ENO, Ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky in two acts.

SUNDAY, MAR 20

L’elisir d’amore - 17:00 @ ENO, Opera by Gaetano Donizetti in two acts.

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp - 14:00 @ Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
Ensemble Hortus Musicus, Andres Mustonen (artistic director), Guido Kangur (storyteller, Estonian Drama Theatre).
 
TUESDAY, MAR 22

My Fair Lady - 19:00 @ ENO, Operetta / Musical by Frederick Loewe.

WEDNESDAY, MAR 23

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra - 19:00 @ Jogeva Cultural Centre, Risto Joost (conductor). Vivaldi , Handel.

The Sleeping Beauty - 19:00 @ ENO, Ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky in two acts.

LITHUANIA

THURSDAY, MAR 10

La Boheme , opera - 18:30 @ LNOBT, Julius Geniusas (conductor). Puccini.

SATURDAY, MAR 12

Die Lustige Witwe, operetta - 18:30 @ LNOBT, Franz Lehar. Julius Geniusas (conductor).
 
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra - 19:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Pacho Flores (trumpet), Christian Lindberg (conductor). Nielsen, Lindberg, Sibelius.

SUNDAY, MAR 13

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 12:00 @ LNOBT, Alvydas Sulcys (conductor). Bogdan Pawlowski. For children.
 
Staged concert “Dance Music” - 12:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Modestas Barkauskas (conductor). Respighi, Boccherini, Dvarionas, Grieg, Wiren, Holst, Kleopas Oginskis, Strauss, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, de Falla, Piazzolla, Chacaturian. Family series.

WEDNESDAY, MAR16

Manon, opera - 18:30 @ LNOBT, Cyril Diederich (conductor, France). Jules Massenet.

Chamber music concert - 19:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, S. Fomina (soprano), V. Sakuras (piano). Strauss, Rachmaninov, Mahler.

THURSDAY, MAR 17

Barbora Radvilaite - 18:30 @ LNOBT, Robertas Servenikas (conductor). Ballet in 2 acts to the music by S. Vainiunas, A. Malcys, H. M. Gorecki, and other composers.

FRIDAY, MAR 18

XIX Music Festival Of The Composers E. Grieg (1843–1907) and M. K. Ciurlionis (1875–1911) - 18:00 @ Kaunas State Philharmonic Hall (L. Sapiegos st. 5)
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. J.Daunyte (harp), Herman Engels (conductor). Ciurlionis, Lenaerts, De Boeck, Franck.

SATURDAY, MAR 19

Eugene Onegin, opera - 18:30 @ LNOBT, Modestas Pitrenas (conductor). Tchaikovsky.

To mark the 20th anniversary of collaboration of Lithuania and Flanders - 19:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. J.Daunyte (harp), Herman Engels (conductor). Ciurlionis, Lenaerts, De Boeck, Franck.

SUNDAY, MAR 20

Cipollino - 12:00 @ LNOBT, Alvydas Sulcys (conductor). Karen Chacaturian. For children.

For Palm Sunday. Seven Words with Vilnius String Quartet - 16:00 @ Vilnius Cathedral (Katedros sq. 1)
Joseph Haydn.

WEDNESDAY, MAR 23

Swan Lake , ballet - 18:30 @ LNOBT, Robertas Servenikas (conductor). Tchaikovsky.
 
Andrius Zlabys performs Handel - 19:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Andrius Zlabys (piano).

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