Don’t miss what is sure to be an unforgettable experience – the world premiere of John Luther Adams' (U.S.) "Canticles of the Holy Wind”, commissioned and performed by the award-winning Riga Youth Choir "Kamēr...", guided by its artistic director Jānis Liepiņš.
This newly-established award, named after the late great writer Dzintars Sodums (translator of "Ulysses”), goes to a Latvian author for originality in either poetry, prose, playwrighting or translation into Latvian.
Sadly, the celebration will now be in memoriam as the nation recently laid to rest one of its heroes – the poet and prophet Imants Ziedonis. He would have turned 80 on May 3. Nonetheless, Imants Ziedonis’ Month – with its long list of interesting events – will go on as planned, and here are just a few examples of what’s in store.