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Herman Braun Foundation carried out a project of the International Music Festival SUMMERTIME – INESSA GALANTE & FRIENDS taking place in Jurmala (2005 – 2012).

A new tradition has come to Latvia’s musical life in 2005. Since that time 110 000 listeners have been attended the festival concerts.

The diversity of genres was one of the indispensable conditions of the festival. Famous opera and concert singers, jazzmen, soloists-instrumentalists, choirs, orchestras, folk dancers and vocal groups were coming here to enjoy the audience.

The famous musicians have taken part in the festival, among them Inessa Galante, Raimonds Pauls, Inga Kalna. Sergej Larin, Aleksandr Antonenko, Egils Silinš, Sergejs Jēgers,  Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Muza Rubackyte,  Dang Thai Son, Stanislav Igolinsky, Balasz Szokolai, Vestards Šimkus, Baiba Skride, Janine Jansen, Vadim Gluzman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hugh Masekela, Intars Busulis, Chanticleer, The Real Group, Cosmos, Bratsch, Terem-Quartet, Mingus Big Band, Taiko Drummers, The Brazz Brothers, The Klezmatics, MoZuluArt, Moscow Virtuosos, Kremerata Baltica and Igudesman & Joo, State Academic Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra,  Die Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie Bremen, the Latvian National Symphony orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra, conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Andris Nelsons, Aleksandrs Vilumanis, Paavo Järvi, Andrej Borejko, Kirill Karabits etc.

In 2005, December, Jurmala City Council rewarded Herman Braun Foundation with the Prize of the Year for successful realization of the first festival and valuable contribution to culture of the city.

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10.08.2012  19:00
Dubulti, Evangelical Lutheran Church (Baznīcas str. 13)

Sacred music concert. Inessa Galante (soprano), Aivars Kalējs (organ) and others


11.08.2012  17:00
Riga Central Railway station square

Inessa Galante (soprano), Irina Dolzhenko (mezzo soprano), Anatoly Safiulin (bass), Inna Davidova (piano) and young participants of the Summertime festival


12.08.2012  18:00
Dzintari Concert Hall

The Festival Opening Night
Tadeusz Voicehowsky, conductor (Poland)


13.08.2012  18:00
Dzintari Chamber Music Hall

Vocal Chamber Music Concert - Dmitri Shostakovich’s vocal cycles
"From Jewish Folk Poetry", "Spanish Songs", "Suite on Verses of Michelangelo".

Inessa Galante (soprano), Irina Dolzhenko (mezzo soprano), Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor), Anatoly Safiulin (bass), Inna Davidova (piano)


13.08.2012  20:00
Dzintari Concert Hall

Ernie Watts Quartet
Ernie Watts Quartet


14.08.2012  18:00
Dzintari Chamber Music Hall

Spain fantasy
Belén Cabanes (dance, castanets, Spain), Andreas Maria Germek (guitar, Spain)

Program – Spanish, Latin-American classical music and flamenco


14.08.2012  20:00
Dzintari Concert Hall

I Virtuosi Italiani (chamber orchestra, Italy)
I Virtuosi Italiani (chamber orchestra, Italy)


15.08.2012  20:00
Dzintari Concert Hall

Charlie Chaplin and music
Charlie Chaplin and music


16.08.2012  19:00
Dzintari Concert Hall

Fanfare Ciocarlia (Gypsy Brass)
Fanfare Ciocarlia (Gypsy Brass)


17.08.2012  19:00
Dzintari Concert Hall

The Festival Gala Concert Gala Galante
Inessa Galante (soprano) and festival’s guests


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