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''Arena Riga'' to host opening concert for Riga's European Capital of Culture year

The state choir "Latvija"/kultura.lv.
RIGA, Jan 8 - On January 18, the opening concert for Riga's European Capital of Culture year called ''Riga dimd!'' (Riga resounds!) will be held at ''Arena Riga''.

The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m.

The concert will feature Latvia’s most prominent classical, folk, and pop music artists, choirs and orchestras.

The concert will be only be broadcast live on television in Latvia, but will also be broadcast live in Lithuania and Estonia.

With memorable musical compositions from Richard Wagner, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Emils Darzins, Margeris Zarins, Imants Kalnins, Raimonds Pauls, Arturs Maskats, Eriks Esenvalds and Janis Lusens, the concert will address its audience and present Riga as a contemporary city of culture and the arts.

Also participating in the opening concert will be legendary Latvian maestro Raimonds Pauls, as well as conductor Maris Sirmais, Janis Liepins and Martins Ozolins.
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