Music of Gaiety in the Great Guild Hall

The songs of the cicadas in the orange groves would sound more mournful if Ottaviano Petrucci did not rush to the printing press in a Venetian gondola and print Odhecaton, but the intrigues of the Esterházi court would be just a tirade of annoyed rants, if it were not he - Joseph Haydn, a master of subtle humor and musical rebuses.

In the beginning there was a score

"In the beginning there was a score - a black and white image - matter without life", says the young German cellist Simone Drescher, describing the creation of her debut album HUMANITY.

A Day like a Lifetime. Sinfonietta Rīga in Royal Concertgebouw Hall.

It is difficult at such times to avoid more or less saturated pathos. Difficult, because what soldier does not want to become a general, and what orchestra does not want to step on the stage of the Royal Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam.


Orķestris Normunds Šnē

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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