Due to the emergency situation declared in Latvia, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) has postponed its concerts in April and May to the following dates:
1) Instead of 16 April 2020, the concert 16 Double Basses and Alice in Wonderland will take place on 8 October 2020;
2) Instead of 18 April 2020, the concert LeNeSOn and Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood will take place on 21 November 2020;
3) Instead of 22 April 2020, the concert Symphonic Hit with Goran Gora. Beethoven’s Sixth (Pastoral) will take place on 18 February 2021;
4) Instead of 8 May 2020, the concert Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Sibelius’s Fifth will take place on 24 September 2021 at Cēsis Concert Hall;
5) Instead of 21 May 2020, the Season closing concert. Casadesus and Beethoven will take place on 26 November 2020 at the Great Guild.
Tickets purchased for the original dates are valid for concerts on the new dates. Exchanging tickets is not necessary.
Indra Lūkina, Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, explains that rescheduling this season’s concerts requires careful planning to avoid conflicts with plans for the following season: ‘Typically, concert dates for each season are set several years in advance. Planning largely depends on the workload of guest artists and Latvian musicians. Due to the emergency situation, we need to decide on new dates for concerts that were planned for the current season, taking into account the schedules of all musicians involved. For this reason, we have postponed the concert Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Sibelius’s Fifth to September 2021, and it will take place in a different venue in the city of Cēsis in cooperation with Cēsis Concert Hall. During that time, a renovation of the Great Guild is planned, and, since there are no other suitable locations for holding a symphony music concert in Riga, it will be a great opportunity to enjoy a performance in a concert hall with excellent acoustics.’