Cultural tip for Latvia No 2 . Classical & Pop music events.

Whatever is your taste, Latvia cultural life has much to offer.

Classical music

There are 4 big pillars of classical music concentrated around the concert halls

– Liepaja (The Big Amber hall) and Liepaja Symphony Orchestra


– Rezekne (Gors concert hall)


– Cesis ( Cesis concert hall)

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– Jurmala (Dzintari concert hall).

Riga (The Great Guild) and Latvia National Symphony orchestra.

Each of these places have either symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra or resident ensemble.  Concert live is very active during the season and also in the summer. There are also many other places around the country you can listen to classical and chamber music. Summer is rich of festivals and open air stages where musicians do their performances. If you plan to visit any region where is concert hall, please take a look at the list of performances. It will be worth it.


Latvian National Opera and Ballet House runs around 200 performances during the season September – June. Each year it stages in average 6 new productions every season. Our opera performances can be described as very high quality, innovative, modern. It is really worth to dress up and spend a night at the opera.

Every year in July  Opera festival takes place in Sigulda. Two days of excellent opera stars performances.

The qualities of our singer can be described by the world famous opera singers Elina Garanca, Kristine Opolais, Marina Rebeka, Egils Silins.

Pop Music

It is worth to mark two main well established summer festivals Positivus and Summer Sound. Positivus is three days event with top of the top local and foreign artists. Positivus each year gathers around 30 000 people and takes place in Salacgriva.

Summer Sound is a two days festival that takes place in Liepaja beach and gathers around 20 000.

Other music events

If you visit Latvia during the summer, your list of cultural events is extremely rich. Every week – end you can find events according to your location or interests. Just ask us what we can suggest to you. If you book your stay with us, we will give you the best tips how get most of your Latvia visit.