Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier 2018

The Latvian Radio choir and its artistic director, conductor Sigvards Kļava will embark on its yearly concert tour of France to take part in the festival organized by Radio France and the Montpellier administrative region. On the evening of 21 July the central venue of the festival, Corum Opera Berlioz will hear Léo Delibes’s Kassya that the Latvian audience will be able to hear on a Latvian Radio 3 Klasika live broadcast.

Latvian Radio Choir and Sinfonietta Rīga

The Latvian Radio Choir and the chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga have embarked on a concert tour of Germany lead by the conductor Sigvards Kļava.

Latvian Radio Choir | Photo © Jānis Deinats

As a part of the celebration for the Centenary of Latvia, the Latvian Radio Choir and its artistic director Sigvards Kļava are going on tour in Italy to perform alongside with the internationally beloved, charismatic Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna in the Philharmonic hall of Trento on the 19th of March and to showcase in their new concert programme the works of Baltic composers alongside the compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach. Then in the 23nd of March the Latvian Radio Choir alongside the Spīķeru String Quartet will make their first visit to one of the central events of the Latvian Centenary celebrations in Monaco – the Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo (Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival).

Komponists Tigrans Mansurjans | Photo © Eduard Tadevosyan

The Latvian Radio Choir and the Sinfonietta Rīga orchestra will perform Requiem by the Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian. The concert will take place on March 1 at the Church of St John in Rīga, and it will be conducted by Sigvards Kļava. The composer will honour the performance by attending the concert.

The multi-media performance "Patterns of Light" will tell a contemporary story about where modern Latvians an find strength, about our country in which we create every living moment, and about the cultural breath that we receive from previous generations and translate it into a modern tone that we present to our children.