Organ music festival Riga Cathedral celebrates its 34th anniversary Press release

July 9, 2021

The information was prepared by Aigars Reinis, music director of Riga Dome Cathedral, organist of the Cathedral.

The 34th International Organ Music Festival RIGA DOMS 2021, which is the oldest festival in Latvia, will be performed in eleven concerts from July 14 to August 13 in Riga Dome. After a long break, the festival will be international again, with the participation of three outstanding, world-renowned European organists: Michael Schönheit, organist from Leipzig Gewandhaus, legendary German organist, professor and composer Gerhard Weinberger at the Concert of Amsterdam chief) organist Leo Van Doeselar. Along with these world-famous pillars of organ music, our Latvian organists – Vita Kalnciema, Larisa Bulava, Ilze and Aigars Reiņi, as well as Aija Ziņģīte, Diāna Jaunzeme Portnaja, Ilona Birģele, Jānis Pelše and Edīte Alpe. Along with the world-famous Latvian Radio Choir and conductor Jānis Liepiņš, wonderful Latvian soloists – mezzo-soprano Ilona Bagele, this year’s jubilee flutist Ilona Meija, cellist Ēriks Kiršfelds, saxophonist Aigars Raumanis, vocal group “Putni”, vocals Ivo Krūskops, as well as the young talented Katrīna Paul Felsberg, currently studying in Berlin.

The concert programs include the latest in Latvian music, masterpieces of world music, Tango organ and Philip Glass night. During the festival we will celebrate the anniversaries of our most outstanding Latvian composers – Pēteris Vasks (75), Imants Zemzaris (70), Imants Kalniņš (80), Aivars Kalējs (70), Romualds Jermaks (90), Indra Riše (60), as well as the outstanding Argentine tango 100 years of master Astor Piazolla. A special light score will be created at Philip Glass’ night concert, as well as all the concerts of the festival will be broadcast on screens in the church hall.

To be closer to your listener, to introduce it to the sound and diversity of organ music, as well as to invite to open something new and unknown – this is the international organ music festival Riga Cathedral 2021.

Admission to concerts with a Covid 19 certificate (level 2 – tested, vaccinated and diseased; visitors must wear face masks in accordance with epidemiological regulations)

Tickets at and at the Riga Dome box office

The concerts are supported by VKKF

More information at

Additional information:

Aigars Reinis,

Music director of Riga Dome Cathedral, organist of the Cathedral

+ 371 28444083

[email protected]

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