Riga Symphony Program 2015

  • Thursday (3.12.2015)

    • 10:00-12:00 Registration

      Registration procedure in the Hotel Radisson BLU Daugava (24 Kuģu Street).

    • 11:00-12:45 Creative workshop

      In collaboration with Embassy of Kazakhstan in Latvia there will be a creative workshop run by famous artist from Kazakhstan - Camile Kurmanbekov. In this workshop participants will make handmade presents for pupils from the Seaside Boarding School (Hall "Papagailis").

    • 12:45 Bus

      Bus from Radisson Blu Daugava (Kuģu Street 24) to the Seaside Boarding School (Siguļi, Carnikavas region) and to Rīgas Austrumu klīniskā universitātes hospital.

    • 14:00 Charity Christmas event in collaboration with PALĪDZĒSIM.LV

      Charity Christmas concert in collaboration with PALĪDZĒSIM.LV at the Seaside Boarding School and/or Rīgas Austrumu klīniskā universitātes hospital. Festival participants perform a concert and give handmade hope angels to children with special needs.

    • 15:00 Bus

      Bus to the “Lido” recreational center (76 Krasta Street).

    • 16:00 Free time at the “Lido” recreational center

    • 17:00 The festival’s Riga Symphony 2015 opening ceremony

      Latvian traditional evening at the “Lido” recreational center. Each delegation prepares a short presentation about their country. Additionally, each participant has to make a contact card to exchange with other participants of the festival.

    • 19:00 Bus

      Bus from the “Lido” recreational center (Krasta Street 76) to Radisson Blu Daugava (Kuģu Street 24).

    • 20:00 Manager's meeting

      In the meeting questions regarding festival's program and other questions will be discussed. Additionally, there will be a chance to reserve dinner in Radisson Blu Daugava for the dates December 4, 5 and 6.

  • Friday (4.12.2015)

    • 7:00-9:00 Breakfast

    • 9:00-11:00 Rehearsal

      Sound check (1 verse and a chorus ONLY).

    • 11:00 Competition

      Riga Symphony competition for five nominations: classical, popular and folk songs, as well as Author songs and songs by Latvian composer's (look for location of the halls on the website section News). After each participant the jury members will give a short feedback about the performance.

    • Conversation with jury

      In the end of each nomination participants have a chance to talk with jury members about their performance at the contest and receive valuable comments for future improvements.

    • 17:00 Free time

    • 18:00 Songwriter’s Meetings

      (18:00 - Evgenia Peteneva (Russia), 18:30 Maksat Zhautikov (Kazakhstan) (Hall “Papagailis”))

    • 19:00-20:00 Dinner

      Only with early reservations!

    • 20:00 Producers' ‘round table’ meeting

      Producers from 15 different countries will be gathered this year to present their projects, and invite the most memorable participants to their festivals.

  • Saturday (5.12.2015)

    • 7:00-9:00 Breakfast

    • 9:00-13:00 Workshops & Master classes (*see workshop schedule on our website section News)

      Vocal masterclasses and creative workshops in stage performance that will be hosted by internationally acclaimed performers and musicians.

    • 13:00 Bus

      Bus from Radisson Blu Daugava (Kuģu Street 24) to St. Peter's Church (Skārņu Street 19).

    • 14:00 Christmas event at the church

    • 16:15 Bus

      Bus from St. Peter's Church (Skārņu Street 19) to Jewish Community of Latvia (Skolas Street 6).

    • 17:00 Surprise from the Jewish delegation

      At Jewish Community of Latvia (Skolas Street 6).

    • 18:45 Bus

      Bus from Jewish Community of Latvia (Skolas Street 6) to Radisson Blu Daugava (Kuģu Street 24).

    • 19:00-20:00 Dinner

      Only with early reservations!

    • 20:00 White Christmas Ball

      White Christmas Ball - dress code: white, blue, silver, participants are performing Christmas songs, there will be a fashion show from one of the leading children designer brands in Latvia “Lazy Francis”, also jury, and educators will be awarded.

  • Sunday (6.12.2015)

    • 7:00-9:00 Breakfast

    • 11:00 Bus

      Bus from Radisson Blu Daugava (Kuģu iela 24) to the Culture palace "Ziemeļblāzma" (Ziemeļblāzmas Street 36).

    • 12:00 Rehearsal of the Red carpet - Flag parade

    • 13:00 Riga Symphony 2015 - Charity GALA Part 1

      TV concert and awards ceremony for children where the festivals brightest contestants will give popular and classical song and dance performances at the Culture palace “Ziemeļblāzma”.

    • 15:30-16:30 Lunch

      With early reservations (in the Culture palace "Ziemeļblāzma").

    • 16:45 Red carpet - Flag parade

    • 17:00 Riga Symphony 2015 - Charity GALA Part 2

      Riga Symphony 2015 – Charity GALA concert, most well known Latvian vocalists will perform on one stage with the five GRAND PRIX nominees from five festival nominations, who will compete for the festival's main prize (1000 Euros).

    • 19:00 Riga Symphony cake and fireworks!

      Children's vocal studio "Pumpuriņi" invites festival participants feast on Riga Symphony cake - baked in the best traditions of Latvian and a glass of champagne.

    • 20:00 Bus

      Bus from Culture palace "Ziemeļblāzma" (Ziemeļblāzmas Street 36) to Radisson Blu Daugava (Kuģu Street 24).

    • 21:00 Dinner

      Only with early reservations.

  • Monday (7.12.2015)

    • 7:00-9:00 Breakfast

    • 09:30 Bus

      From Radisson Blu Daugava to Riga City Council.

    • 10:00 Opening of the exhibition "Janim Rozentālam - 150"

      In collaboration with Riga School of arts of Janis Rozentāls the students of the school have prepared an exhibition, in order to enrich the knowledge of the participants about the beauty of Latvian culture.

    • 10:00 Meeting

      The Mayor of Riga and other representatives from the city council welcome the participants to Riga by wishing luck in the festival. Contestants exchange gifts from their country.

    • 11:00 Awards ceremony (at the city council).

    • We say goodbye and look forward to seeing You again next year!