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  • 2015-12-16

LATVIA
 
THURSDAY, DEC 17

Elina Garanca
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera & Opera (LNOB)
Solo concert of Latvia’s international renown mezzo soprano
 
Political, Stand-Up Comedy
19:00 @  Riga, Kino Splendid Palace, Elizabetes iela 61
Janis Skutelis (comedian)
 
Gorans Bregovics and His Wedding Funeral Orchestra
20:00 @ Riga Arena
Echoes from Jewish and Gypsy weddings, chants from Orthodox and Catholic Church, Muslim invocations. Not to be missed!
 
FRIDAY, DEC 18

Christmas  with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
19:00 @  Riga, The Great Guild
D.Krenberga (flute). Corelli, Mozart, Nielsen, Haydn

La Bayadere, ballet
19:00 @ LNOB
Farhads Stade (conductor)
 
European Christmas, The Creation
19:00  @ Riga, Luther’s Church
Riga Cathedral Boys Choir, Sinfonietta Riga, Haydn
 
Nils Landgren and the Radio Latvia Big Band
19:30  @ Cesis Concert Hall
N. Landgren (trombone/voice)
 
SATURDAY, DEC 19

Die Fledermaus, operetta
12:00 @ LNOB, 19:00 @ LNOB
Janis Liepins (conductor)
 
KGB Building
10:30 @  Stura maja, Brivibas iela 61
Guided tours of KGB cellars. Visited by 70,000+ people during Riga 2014 European Cultural Capital.

Christmas circus tale. Three drops of Magic water
15:00 @ Riga Circus, Merkela iela 4
 
Wintercon ’15
12:00 @ Riga, Great Guild, Amatu 6
A popular culture and technology convention!
 
SUNDAY, DEC 20

The Nutcracker, ballet
12:00 @ LNOB, 18:00 @ LNOB
Farhads Stade (conductor)
 
Concert Story by Double Bass
17:00  @ Jurmala, Dzintari concert hall
 
Christmas circus tale. Three drops of Magic water
15:00 @ Rigas Circus, Merkela iela 4
 
TUESDAY, DEC 22

European Christmas, Christmas Light
19:00 @ Riga, St.John’s Church

Radio Latvia Big Band and Ksenija Sidorova (accordion)
19:30 @ Jurmala, Dzintari concert hall
 
Christmas circus tale. Three drops of Magic water
15:00 @ Riga Circus, Merkela iela 4
 
WEDNESDAY, DEC 23

Raymonda, ballet
19:00 @ LNOB
Farhads Stade (conductor)
 
European Christmas. Arturs Maskats Welcomes You,  concert cycle
19:00 @ Riga, Spikeri Concert Hall

FRIDAY, DEC 25

Christmas circus tale. Three drops of Magic water
15:00 @ Riga Circus
 
SATURDAY, DEC 26

Radio Latvia Big Band and Raimonds Pauls
19:30 @ Jurmala, Dzintari concert hall
Cinema Music by Guya Kancheli
 
Moscow City ballet
19:00 @ LNOB, Aspazijas bulvaris 3
 
SUNDAY, DEC 27

New Year Gala at the Opera, concert
19:00 @ lnob
Martins Ozolins (conductor)
 
European Christmas. Christmas under Candle light
19:00 @ Riga, Small Guild Hall
RIX piano quartet: S. Steinbergs (violin), I. Klava (viola),  R. Birznieks (cello). J. Maleckis (piano). Faure, Kanchelli, Mence
 
MONDAY, DEC 28

New Year’s Concert with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra  and Raimonds Pauls
19.00 @ Riga, The Great Guild
Soloists: S. Vaice,  D. Kalnins, O. Petrauskis, Kamer Youth Choir. Janis Liepins (conductor)

TUESDAY, DEC 29

New Year’s Concert with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra  and Raimonds Pauls
19.00 @ Riga, The Great Guild
Soloists: S. Vaice, D. Kalnins, O. Petrauskis, Kamer Youth Choir. Janis Liepins (conductor)
 
New Year Gala at the Opera, concert
19:00 @ LNOB
Martins Ozolins (conductor)
 
WEDNESDAY, DEC 30

New Year’s Concert with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and Raimonds Pauls
19:00  @ Riga, The Great Guild

New Year Gala at the Opera, concert
12:00 @ LNOB
Martins Ozolins (conductor)

European Christmas. JS Bach “Christmas Oratorio” (excerpts)
19:00 @ Riga, Luther’s Church

Carmen Cubana. A Latin Pop Opera
20:00 @  Riga Arena, Skanstes iela 21
www.carmencubana.com  
 
THURSDAY, DEC 31

New Year Eve Party “Alegria”
20:00 – 03:00 @ Jurmala, Baltic Beach Hotel, Juras 23/25
Info: +371 67771411
 
New Year’s Eve 2016
21:00 @ Riga, Saules Akmens, Balasta dambis 1a
New Year’s Eve Riga’s beautiful The Sun Stone, located on banks of Daugava river. Panoramic views of old town to watch Riga’s New Year’s fireworks.
 
SATURDAY, JAN 2

New Year Gala at the Opera, concert
19:00 @ LNOB
Martins Ozolins (conductor)
 
SUNDAY, JAN 3
The Nutcracker, ballet
12:00 @ LNOB, 18:00 @ LNOB
Farhads Stade (conductor)
 
ESTONIA
 
THURSDAY, DEC 17

Christmas concert with music of Olav Ehala
19:00 @ Parnu Concert Hall
 
 Dream Big Jazz concert series, Frank Sinatra 100  

19:00 @ Johvi Concert Hall
 
La Traviata, opera
19:00 @ Tallinn, Estonian National Opera, Estonia pst 4
 
FRIDAY, DEC 18

Christmas concert with music of Olav Ehala
19:00 @ Tartu, Vanemuine Concert Hall
 
The Nutcracker, ballet
19:00 @ Estonian National Opera
 
SATURDAY, DEC 19

Christmas concert with music of Olav Ehala
19:00 @ Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
 
Ensemble Hortus Musicus, Andres Mustonen (artistic director)
16:00 @ Tallinn, Gate Tower
 
The Nutcracker, ballet
12:00 @ Estonian National Opera, 19:00 @ Estonian National Opera
 
SUNDAY, DEC 20

Concert series The Ringing Masterpieces in Kadriorg
17:00 @ Tallinn, Kadriorg Palace
Concert introduces Carl Timoleon von Neff’s reproduction of Raffael’s Madonna della sedia
 
Christmas concert. Estonian National Male Choir
16:00 @ Johvi, Mihkli Church
Valter Soosalu (conductor)
 
Christmas concert. Girls Choir of Estonian TV
16:00 @ Paide Holy Cross Church
 
Estonian National Opera Christmas Concert
17:00 @ Tallinn,  St John’s Church

Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Kaspar Mand (conductor)
Boney M

19:00 @ Tallinn, Nordea Kontserdimaja
World’s most popular disco group appears with original vocalist, Maizie Williams

MONDAY, DEC 21

Concert series “Matinee” Estonian Academic Brass Quintet
15:00 @ Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
 
Christmas concert. Estonian National Male Choir
19:00 @ Riisipere Culture Centre
Valter Soosalu (conductor)
 
TUESDAY, DEC 22

Christmas Concert. Estonian National Male Choir
19:00 @ Tartu St. John’s Church
Valter Soosalu (conductor)
 
Christmas concert.  Annely Peebo (soprano)/Jassi Zakharov (baritone)
19:00 @ Parnu Concert Hall
 
The Nutcracker, ballet
19:00 @ Estonian National Opera
 
WEDNESDAY, DEC 23

Christmas Concert. Estonian National Male Choir
18:00 @ Tallinn, St. John’s Church
Valter Soosalu (conductor)
 
FRIDAY, DEC 25

Christmas concert. ARSIS handbell ensemble
12:00 @ Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, 17:00 @ Parnu Concert Hall
 
SATURDAY, DEC 26

Tallinn Boys’ Choir, Katrin Targo (soprano)
15:00 @ Tallinn, Niguliste Church
 
SUNDAY, DEC 27

My Fair Lady, operetta/musical
17:00 @ Estonian National Opera
 
TUESDAY, DEC 29

Carmen, opera
19:00 @ Estonian National Opera
 
WEDNESDAY, DEC 30

 Eesti Concert/Hennessy New Year’s Eve concert
19:00 @ Johvi Concert Hall
Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, K.Sidorova (accordion, Latvia). Andres Mustonen (conductor). Vivaldi, Paier, Tormis, Mozart, Piazzolla

THURSDAY, DEC 31

Tobias String Quartet, Lily-Marlene Puusepp (harp)
13:00 @ Tallinn, Town Hall, 15:00 @ Tallinn, Town Hall
 
New Year’s Fireworks
16:00 @ Tallinn, Gate Tower, 18:00 @ Tallinn, Gate Tower
 
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
17:00 @ Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
Henning Kraggerud (conductor/violin soloist, Norway)
 
New Year’s Eve Ball. The Waltz King Strauss
19:30 @ Estonian National Opera

FRIDAY, JAN 1, 2016

New Year’s Concert of Hennessy/Eesti Concert
18:00 @ Tallinn. Estonia Concert Hall
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, P. Brathwaite (baritone, UK), K. Junhong (quitar, China), Tonu Kaljuste (conductor). Mozart, Soderman, Rodrigo, Nielsen, Adams, Kern, Weill, Talsi

Bachfest Tallinn
16:00  @ Tallinn, St. John’s Church
I. Sillamaa (piano), A. Uibo (organ), ML Uibo (violin), A. Leibur (violin), K. Kuchukova (soprano), KB Chan (alto/countertenor), E. Uksvarav (tenor/conductor), J. Lia (baritone/basso, Malta), Chamber choir Collegium Musicale, Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta. Music of JS Bach
 
SATURDAY, JAN 2

Bachfest Tallinn
16:00 Tallinn, Niguliste church
Half an Hour with Organ Music. E.Oganessian (organ, France). Organ works by J.S.Bach. Preludes and fugues, chorale preludes
 
SUNDAY, JAN 3

Bachfest Tallinn
16:00 @ Tallinn, Niguliste church
Half an Hour with Organ Music. A. Uibo (organ). Organ works by J.S.Bach. Preludes and fugues, chorale preludes
 
Karlsson on the Roof
12:00 @ Estonian National Opera
For young people

My Fair Lady, Operetta/Musical
19:00 @ Estonian National Opera
 
MONDAY, JAN 4

Bachfest Tallinn
16:00 @ Tallinn, Niguliste Church
Half an Hour with Organ Music. D. Kasparovitch (organ). Organ works by J.S.Bach. Preludes and fugues, chorale preludes
 
Bach Gala
19:00 @ Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hal
Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, A. Uibo (organ), D. Kasparovitch (organ), P. van Dijk (portable organ, Netherlands), L. Orgse (harpsichord), I. Sillamaa (harpsichord), I. Zahharenkova (piano), ML Uibo (violin), A. Leibur (violin), O. Ainomae (oboe), A. Tammesalu (cello), Endrik Uksvarav (conductor). In cooperation with Vth Tallinn Bach Music Festival

TUESDAY, JAN 5

Bachfest Tallinn
16:00 @ Tallinn, Niguliste church
Small Organ Gala Concert. A. Uibo (organ, Estonia), D. Kasparovitch (organ, Estonia), E. Oganessian (organ, France), M. Oidekivi-Kaufmann (organ, Estonia), P. van Dijk (organ, Holland), P. Aidulo (organ, Estonia), T. Tenno (organ, Estonia), U. Krigul (organ, Estonia). Chorale preludes from Small Organ Book
 
LITHUANIA

THURSDAY, DEC 17

Quorum, jubilee journey around the world
19.00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Quorum (male vocal ensemble)
 
Swan Lake, ballet
18:30 @ LNOBT
Robertas Servenikas (conductor). Tchaikovsky

FRIDAY, DEC 18

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano (Cuba)
19:00 @ Vilnius Congress  Centre, Vilniaus g. 6
O. Sosa (piano/fender Rhodes),  L. Saint-Hill  (sax/flute), C. Tomas (vocals/bass), E. Simpson (drums)

Die Lustige Witwe, operetta
18:30 @ LNOBT
Julius Geniusas (conductor). Franz Lehar

SATURDAY, DEC 19

Flamingo Fiesta
19:00 @ Kaunas, VDU didzioji sale, S. Daukanto g. 28
Marina de Flamenco, Agujeta Chico
 
Northern Lights: Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
19.00 @ Vilnius, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
To mark 150th birth anniversary of composer Jean Sibelius. J. Auskelyte (violin), M. Grazinyte-Tyla (conductor). Charismatic conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, dubbed Prima Donna of the baton. Collaborated with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Leipzig MDR, Danish National Radio SO, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, and others. Has been appointed music director of Salzburger Landestheater. Beethoven, Sibelius
 
The Nutcracker, ballet
18:30 @ LNOBT
Martynas Staskus (conductor). Tchaikovsky

SUNDAY, DEC 20

Snow tale, an animated adventure
12:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra.

Bel Canto Choir Vilnius presents: Eric Whitacre’s Deep Field premiers in Lithuania!
19:00 @  Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Giunter Percussion  Ensemble, N. Malunaviciute (jazz singer), A. Anusauskas (piano), A. Bulota (electronic music). Programme: Whitacre, Jenkins, Newman
 
The Nutcracker, ballet
12:00 @ LNOBT Martynas Staskus (conductor), 18:00 @ LNOBT Modestas Barkauskas (conductor)
Tchaikovsky

MONDAY, DEC 21

Northern Lights. Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
18:00 @ Klaipeda Concert Hall,  Sauliu st. 36
150th birth anniversary Jean Sibelius. J. Auskelyte (violin), M. Grazinyte-Tyla (conductor). Beethoven, Sibelius
 
TUESDAY, DEC 22

Bel Canto Choir Vilnius presents: Eric Whitacre’s Deep Field premiers in Lithuania!
19:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
 
WEDNESDAY, DEC 23

Wiener Blut, operetta
18:30 @ LNOBT
Julius Geniusas (conductor), Johann Strauss
 
SATURDAY, DEC 26

Christmas Music Week 2015. Staged concert Royal Christmas
12:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Azuoliukas Boys’ and Youth Choir, Azuoliukas Men’s Choir, Azuoliukas Music School 4th grade choir. Leavitt, Rutter, Petreikis, Miskinis, Mozart, Naujalis, assortment of Christmas carols
 
Christmas Music Week 2015. Exultate Jubilate with Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
19:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, S. Krylov  (violin soloist/conductor), J. Novikova (soprano). Mozart, de Falla, de Sarasate
 
SUNDAY, DEC 27

Estonian Voices
19:00 @ Vilnius, Hall of Lithuanian National Philharmonia
 
Carmen Cubana, A Latin Pop Opera
20:00 @ Vilnius, Compensa concert hall, Kernaves g. 84
 
Christmas Music Week 2015. Orchestra of Voices
19:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Estonian Voices Vocal Ensemble A Cappella: compositions by ensemble members, arrangements of Estonian folk songs, Christmas carols, popular tunes
 
Into The Yard!
12:00 @ LNOBT, Chamber Hall
Arturas Novikas (composer),  Egle Kizaite (director). Educational Musical for the entire family

MONDAY, DEC 28

Orchestra of Voices
18:00 @ Klaipeda Concert Hall (Sauliu st. 36)
Estonian Voices Vocal Ensemble A Cappella: compositions by ensemble members, arrangements of Estonian folk songs, Christmas carols, popular tunes
 
Christmas Music Week 2015.Highlands, Plains, Lowlands
19:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
S. Petreikis (multi-instrumentalist) and S. P. orchestra, Gospel choir, Academic choir Ave Vita of Lithuania Education University. Compositions fuse elements of popular, classical, folk, world and jazz music
 
TUESDAY, DEC 29

New Year Evening, Express Paris – New York
18:00 @ Alytus Culture and Communication (Pramones st. 1B)
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, O.Kolobovaite (soprano), I. Prudnikovaite (mezzo-soprano), Modestas Pitrenas (conductor), V. Gerulaitis (musicologist). Delibes, Bizet, Offenbach, Bernstein, Gershwin

WEDNESDAY, DEC 30

New Year evening Express Paris – New York
18.00 @ Kaunas State Philharmonic Hall (L. Sapiegos st. 5)
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra

THURSDAY, DEC 31

Farewell Symphony for the Old Year
18:00 @ Vilnius, Sts. Johns’ Church (Sv. Jono st. 12)

La Boheme, opera. Premiere
19:00 @ LNOBT
 
SATURDAY, JAN 2

La Boheme, opera
18:30 @ LNOBT
PREMIERE 2nd performance. Nicola Paszkowski (conductor, Italy). Puccini