of the Song Festival on open-stage in Mezaparks
information on the concert
base of the Song Festival Riga 800 is singing through
Riga's main roads in the direction of its heart.
Ages of pop culture and mass festivals changing, the conviction
that we know how to organise National festivals - rituals
for the fruitfulness of spirit and soul - has not been lost.
Outside Riga, there is a cyclic flow of time, but the city
has also managed to retain the link of time between the
past and future. In the time of technologic progress, this
link is secured by streets, arteries that draw their
strength in time and sing it through space. For city people,
street names are key words of everyday life -ignition of
of the festival provides around three hours long consistent,
multimedia choir performance. Every part of the concert
has a separate idea, image and musical evolution. If we
compare it with a sonnet in poetry, then all these parts,
all the real and unreal roads, bridges and squares of
Riga (each of them being musically visual sonnet) form
a unified sonnet - hymn for Riga.
conductors of the Song Festival - Imants Kokars, Edgars
Racevskis, Janis Zirnis, Romans Vanags, Maris Sirmais, Sigvards
Creative team of the Song Festival - artistic manager
Sigvards Klava, stage manager Ugis Brikmanis, stage designer