Changes in November concert schedule
For safety reasons, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) has rescheduled two of its concerts originally planned for November: Rhythm Celebration, Zaļupe's New Work and Cinema, as well as Casadesus and Beethoven. Concerts for children LeNeSOn and Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood (in Latvian and Russian) have been cancelled.
Indra Lūkina, General Manager of the LNSO, explains the decision: ‘The LNSO is fully capable of organising concerts in compliance with the current national regulations concerning cultural events; however, considering the particulars of each concert and expected additional restrictions to be adopted by the government in its extraordinary sitting on Friday, we have made a decision to cancel or postpone concerts planned for November 2020. This decision was made not only because we care about the safety of our audience, but also because we want to provide the full concert experience, as it was offered at the time of ticket purchase.’
The concert Rhythm Celebration, Zaļupe’s New Work and Cinema, planned for 14 November 2020, has been rescheduled for 17 September 2021, as the guest artist included in the programme cannot come to Latvia due to travel restrictions.
Concerts LeNeSOn and Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood, planned for 21 and 28 November 2020 (in Latvian and Russian), have been cancelled. These concerts are interactive productions where children’s participation is of vital importance, including drawing and playing games together. The children attend the concerts with their parents, and it would be very difficult to ensure a safe distance between the young audience members. To protect the safety of children and their parents, these concerts have been cancelled.
The concert Casadesus and Beethoven, previously rescheduled from April 2020 to 26 November 2020, has now been rescheduled for 8 October 2021. The culmination of the programme is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, performed by an orchestra, four soloists, and State Choir Latvija, which consists of a large number of singers, for whom distancing would not be possible on stage. Taking into account the epidemiological situation in the country, to protect the health and safety of performers, a decision has been made to reschedule the concert for the second time.
Ticket holders will receive a refund for the cancelled concerts LeNeSOn and Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood. For tickets purchased online on the Biļešu paradīze website, an automatic refund is scheduled for 5 November. Holders of season passes will also receive a refund in the amount of one fourth of the season pass price. Tickets purchased in person at a Biļešu paradīze ticket office or the Great Guild ticket office may be refunded in person at any Biļešu paradīze ticket office. Tickets that were purchased online and later exchanged in person at a ticket office may also be refunded at any Biļešu paradīze ticket office. For Biļešu paradīze ticket office locations, see: https://www.bilesuparadize.lv/en/shops.
All tickets for rescheduled concerts are valid for the new dates.
This November, the LNSO is planning to launch a new project for their fans to enjoy – the LNSO Digital Concert Hall. Stay tuned for more information.