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Long Latvian weekends: top orchestras headline Riga-Jurmala Festival
Even if they host events in a number of venues, most classical music festivals in the world are based in a single town or city. Not so Riga–Jurmala. As the name implies, this festival – inaugurated only last summer – takes place both in the Latvian capital city of Riga and in the country’s flagship seaside resort of Jurmala. These two stunning locations share some twenty concerts based around four weekends in July and August.
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From Violetta to Vikings: the 2020 Savonlinna Opera Festival
Ville Matvejeff, the new artistic director of the Savonlinna Opera Festival, says its setting and acoustics are so perfect that he has been joking with his colleagues that the builders must have had some sort of a vision. He could imagine them saying: “One day, they will be performing opera here” as they heaved great granite blocks into place.
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Savonlinna Opera festival

Country: Finland

Dates: July 3rd – August 1st

Category: Opera

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SummerConcerts at the Concertgebouw

Country: Netherlands

Dates: June 29th – August 30th, 2020

Category: Orchestral, Chamber music, Recital

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Riga - Jurmala Festival

Country: Latvia

Dates: July 10th - August 30th, 2020

Category: Orchestral, Recital

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