Sinfonietta Rīga

„There's a marvellous discretion to the Riga Sinfonietta's playing. The resultant intimacy in the performance is a wonder” /Herald Scotland, Michael Tumelty, 10 May 2015/


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NOMINATION FOR OPUS KLASSIK AWARD

The prestigious German classical music awards OPUS KLASSIK in the list of 2021 nominees have been included in the sacred music album "Credo" by opera singer Marina Rebeka, Sinfonietta Rīga, Latvian Radio Choir and conductor Modestas Pitrenas, who was minted at the Riga Reformed Church at the beginning of August last year and released by Prima Classic in December.

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Schumann, Stravinsky and Petraškevičs: the season closing concert of Sinfonietta Rīga

On Saturday, 22 May, live from the Great Guild Hall, chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga will close its 15th anniversary season. Led by conductor Normunds Šnē, the orchestra will perform the ardent musical explorer Igor Stravinsky's concerto Dumbarton Oaks, the Symphony No. 2 in C major by the master of the Romantic era Robert Schumann, and, together with percussionist Guntars Freibergs, will present to the world Echoing Distances, the new chamber symphony for 34 instruments and solo percussion by Jānis Petraškevičs.

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WHAT IS SINFONIETTA RĪGA? CONDUCTOR NORMUNDS ŠNĒ ANSWERS

But what is Sinfonietta Rīga, truly? To answer this deceivingly simple question, we invited four professional academic musicians to share their thoughts: the founder and artistic director of Sinfonietta Rīga, Normunds Šnē, organist Iveta Apkalna, clarinetist, composer and conductor Jörg Widmann, and conductor Paavo Järvi.

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Since the foundation of the orchestra in 2006, Normunds Šnē is its Artistic Director and Chief Conductor. The musicians of Sinfonietta Rīga are young and open to creative challenge – studying the traditions of Baroque music performance and the nuances of the interpretation of Classical music; they are brilliant performers of the contemporary music.

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