Tourist Guide

Tourist Guides

Tallinn/Estonia:
An Introduction
GettingOriented
Bars
Cafés
History
Hotels 
Nightclubs
Restaurants
Shopping
Sights
Sports/Exercise
Travel
What's New

What's On
Yellow Pages


Riga/Latvia:

An Introduction
GettingOriented
Bars
Cafés
History
Hotels 
Nightclubs
Restaurants
Shopping
Sights
Sports/Exercise
Travel
What's New

What's On
Yellow Pages


Vilnius/Lithuania:

An Introduction
GettingOriented
Bars
Cafés
History
Hotels 
Nightclubs
Restaurants
Shopping
Sights
Sports/Exercise
Travel
What's New

What's On
Yellow Pages

 

What’s On

Upcoming Baltic concerts, festivals and  happenings: 
festivals, concerts, exhibitionspremieres, sport, miscellaneous 

FESTIVALS
January 28 at 18:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Heavy Metal festival Ferrum Frost Lithuanian leading metal bands Ossastorium, Mandragora, Dark Ravage, Zas, etc.; at Mulen Ruþas bar, V. Mykolaièio-Putino 5; www.ferrum.lt 

February 2-11; in Estonia: Baroque Music Festival; www.concert.ee 
February 4 at 18:00; at the Estonia Concert Hall: Handel-Mozart’s Messiah with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and mixed choir Latvija (Latvia).
February 8 at 19:00; at the Estonia Concert Hall: Ensemble Il Fondamento (Belgium); conductor and oboe soloist Paul Dombrecht; Graun, Telemann, Graupper. 
February 10 at 19:00; at the Estonia Concert Hall: Vocal ensemble Chanticleer (USA); conductor and art director Joseph Jennings. 
February 11 at 19:00; at the Estonia Concet Hall: Gala concert with Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Bach, Vivaldi, Händel. 

February 14-18; in Estonia: Studentjazz FestivalBreeze (Estonia), Sasquatch (Norway), Malmo Academy’s Jazz Ensemble (Sweden), Sibelius Academy Ensemble (Finalnd); www.tudengijazz.ee 


CONCERTS
January 25 at 19:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Armonas Trio: Ingrida Armonaite (violin), Rimantas Armonas (cello), Irena Uss (piano); Schubert’s Trio in B major, Kuèinskas’ Loop in D-minor, Bruþaite’s Sonnet IV; at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic; www.filharmonija.lt 
January 25 at 19:00; in Riga, at the Latvian National Drama theatre, Kronvalda 2; and January 26 at 18:00; in Tallinn, at the Estonia Concert Hall: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (UK) leading baroque music ensemble will play Mozart; conductor Robin Tichiati.
January 27 at 19:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Vilnius String Quartet concert Mozart and Vienna—Mozart’s String quintet in C major and Brahm’s Piano quintet in F minor; at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic; www.filharmonija.lt 
January 28 at 18:00; in Riga, Latvia: Mahler’s Symphony No 6 by Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; conductor Andris Nelsons; at the Great Guild Hall; www.music.lv/orchestra 
January 28 at 19:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra soloist Tatiana Grindenko (violin, Russia); conductor Modestas Pitrenas; Berg’s In Memory of an Angel, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 5; at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic; www.filharmonija.lt 
January 29 at 18:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Ensemble Musica Humana and Vilnius Municipality Choir Jauna Muzika celebrating Mozart’s 250th birth anniversary—Salzburg Symphony, Concerto for oboe and strings, Waisenhausmesse; at the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
February 1 at 19:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Concert Northern Colors Judita Leitaite (mezzo-soprano) and Sergej Malcev (piano, Russia); Grieg, Sibelius, Rimski-Korsakov, Gavrilin; at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic; www.filharmonija.lt 
February 2 at 20:00; in Tallinn, Estonia: Estonian National Male Choir and soloists Airi Eras (light master), Kädy Plaas (soprano), Mart Soo (guitar); conductor Kaspars Putninð (Latvia); Mirjam Tally’s work on the texts from John Cage's book Silence and Andrew Poppy’s oratorio Levitation And Fall; at Rock Café, Tartu mnt 80d; www.concert.ee 
February 2 at 20:00; in Tallinn, at the Saku Suurhall; and February 3 at 19:00; in Vilnius, at the Siemens Arena: Deep Purple and Nazareth, British rock legends at concert Rapture of the Deep.
February 3 at 19:00; in Tallinn, Estonia: Bravissimo—Jaakko Kuusisto (violin, Finland) and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Bach’s Concerto for Vionlin in d minor, Kokkonen’s …durch ein Spiegel, Beethoven’s Symphony No 2; at the House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads; www.filharmoonia.ee 
February 4 at 19:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania: 17th Anniversary concert of Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra concert version of Mozart’s opera Die Zauberflöte; at the Vilnius Congress Concert Hall. 
February 4 at 19:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Vilnius Municipality Choir Jauna Muzika, soloist Momo Kodama (piano, Japan); Barkauskas’ Opus 126 in Es Lithuanian premiere, also Mozart’s Missa brevis; at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic; www.filharmonija.lt 
February 5 at 19:00; in Riga, Latvia: Piano duo Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg (Israel); Stravinsky, Schubert, Mendelssohn; at the Blackhead’s House; www.hbf.lv 
February 8 at 19:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Jazz project Ceremony (Russia) formed by Vladimir Tarasov (drums, percussion), also Viacheslav Gaivoronsky (trumpet), Andrey Kondarkov (piano) and Vladimir Volkov (double-bass); at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic; www.filharmonija.lt 
February 9 at 19:00; in Tallinn, Estonia: The Fifth Symphony by Beethoven;  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; conductor Nikolai Alexeev; soloist Vladimir Mischouk (piano, Russia); at the Estonia Concet Hall; www.erso.ee 
February 9 at 20:00; in Tallinn, Estonia: Jazz duo Lucia Recio and Denis Charolles (France); at the Tallinn Art Center, Vabaduse väljak 6; www.jazzkaar.ee 
February 11 at 18:00; in Riga, Latvia: Concert cycle Celebrating Mozart; Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; conductor Roland Boer; soloist Vestards Simkus (piano); Mozart’s Symphony No 29, Piano concerto d-moll, Schumann’s Symphony No 4; at the Great Guild Hall; www.music.lv/orchestra 
February 12 at 19:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Chanticleer Vocal Ensemble (USA) with program of American virtuosos like Read Thomas, Sarah Hopkins, Jackson Hill, etc.; at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic; www.filharmonija.lt 
February 13 at 19:00; in Riga, Latvia: Vocal jazz ensemble Chanticleer (USA); at the Latvian National Opera; www.hbf.lv 
February 13 at 19:00; An Evening with Arvo Pärt Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; conductor Olari Elts; Pärt’s La Sindone, Arbos, Cecilia, vergine romana, Da pacem Domine; at the Estonia Concert Hall; www.erso.ee 
February 14 at 19:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Symphonic concert Oh Love, We Find Ourselves In Your Sole Possession; Verdi, Puccini, Domicetti, Tchaikovsky; at the Vilnius Congress Concert Hall. 
February 15 at 20:00; in Tallinn, Estonia: Grupo Yangui (USA) playing Latino jazz and funk; at the Von Krahl Theater, Rataskaevu 10; www.jazzkaar.ee 
February 16 at 19:00; in Tallinn, Estonia: Longer than a Thousand Summers concert with music by Tõnu Kõrvits; Tallinn Chamber Orchstra with Niklas Pokki (piano, Finland) and others; at the Methodist Church; www.filharmoonia.ee 
February 18 at 18:00; in Tallinn, Estonia: Vjatðeslav Novikov (piano, Ukraine/Finland) and Ivari Ilja (piano); Schubert; at the Tallinn Town Hall; www.concet.ee 
February 18; in Riga, Latvia: Raimonds Pauls song festival and opening of Riga’s new multifunctional hall Jauna Arena, Skanstes 21; www.arenariga.com 
February 19 at 18:00; in Vilnius, Lithuania; Ensemble Musica Humana— Mozart and Salieri; at the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
February 24 at 18:00; in Riga, Latvia: Symphonic music concert: Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Rogal-Lewitzsky’s excerpts from orchestral suite Chopiniana; at the Great Guild Hall. 
February 24 at 19:00; in Riga, Latvia: Symphonic music concert: Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; conductor Olari Elts (Estonia); soloist Arta Arnicane (piano); Sibelius’ Symphony No 3, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1; at the Great Guild Hall; www.music.lv/orchestra 


EXHIBITIONS
January 27-29; in Riga, Latvia: Motor sport exhibition; at the Kipsala Exhibition Center; www.bt1.lv 
February 9-12; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Trade fair Cinderella jewelry, cosmetics, perfumery; at the Litexpo Exhibition Center, Laisves 5; www.litexpo.lt 
February 10-12; in Riga, Latvia: Travel trade fair Balttour; at the Kipsala Exhibition Center; www.bt1.lv 
February 17-18; in Riga, Latvia: Erotic festival Eros; at the Kipsala Exhibition Center; www.bt1.lv 
February 17-19; in Tallinn, Estonia: Tourism fair Tourest; at the Exhibition center, Pirita tee 28; www.fair.ee 
February 23-26; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Baltic Book Fair; at the Litexpo Exhibition Center, Laisves 5; www.litexpo.lt 


PREMIÉRES
January 27 at 19:00; in Riga, Latvia: Premiere of Shostakovich’s opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; at the Latvian National Opra; www.opera.lv 
February 2 at 19:00; in Tallinn, Estonia: Premiere of Tiit Härm’s ballet La Dame Aux Camelias, music by Ferenc Liszt; www.opera.ee 


SPORT
February 19; in Otepää, Estonia: Tartu Skiing Marathon distances 63 and 31 km; www.tartumaraton.ee 


MISCELLANEOUS 
February 4; in Vilnius, Lithuania: Ice show Peter Pan; at the Ice Palace; www.makroconcert.lt 
January 29; in Riga, Latvia: Ice Sculpture Festival; at the Riga Congress House square. 


Other Estonian links:

Estonian National Opera - for detailed schedules of opera and ballet concerts in Tallinn 
Estonian Concert - schedules of symphonic and choir concerts.
Tallinn Philharmonic Society - concert organization of Tallinn
Piletilevi or Piletipunkt - schedules for big rock concerts, and ticket purchases.
Culture.ee events' calendar

Other Latvian links:
Latvian National Opera - detailed schedules of opera  performances.
Music in Latvia - includes descriptions of Latvian pop  groups, singers and record information.
Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
International Exhibition Center - More detailed lists of coming exhibitions in Riga.  
Ticket Service -
schedules for big rock concerts, and ticket purchases.

Other Lithuanian concert links:
Lithuanian Concert Promoters Association - a detailed site on  concerts and ticket sales in Vilnius and elsewhere in Lithuania.
Lithuanian National Opera 
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society
Jazz - Information about Lithuanian jazz


For further details about venues for concerts and about how to purchase tickets see the Cultural Life sections of the Baltics Worldwide (CITY PAPER) tourist
guides.

                                       —CITY PAPER-The Baltic States

 



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