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JVLMA Symphony Orchestra 


JVLMA Symphony Orchestra (conductor Kaspars Ādamsons, director associated professor Jānis Puriņš) in collaboration with famous Latvian conductors (Andris Vecumnieks, Ainārs Rubiķis, Atvars Lakstīgala, Andris Poga, Normunds Šnē) and visiting guest-conductors (Karel Marc Chichon, Lutz Köhler, Colin Metters, Leif Segerstam, Per Borin, Josef Wallnig) annually prepares up to 6 - 7 concert programmes.

The orchestra has often performed in various Riga concert halls, as well as with the support of the State Cultural Capital Foundation has established a tradition of the concerts in different regions of Latvia (Liepāja, Rēzekne, Daugavpils, Jelgava, Madona, Gulbene, Kuldīga, Smiltene, Valka, Alūksne). The Orchestra has performed on the Finals of Jāzeps Vītols International Choral Conducting Competition and the International Karl Davidoff Cello Competition, as well as Andrejs Jurjāns International Brass Competition. In collaboration with the State concert agency Latvijas Koncerti the Orchestra participates in musical education projects for children and youth.

Among the recent special events should be mentioned the performances together with the JVLMA Student choir during the Baltic Student Song and Dance Festival Gaudeamus in Daugavpils (2014), World Choir Games 2014, guest performances in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius (2015) and Young Euro Classic summer festival in Berlin (2016). In the spring of 2017, within the Centenary Celebration programme, JVLMA Symphony Orchestra formed the basis of the brand new Baltic Academies’ Orchestra, which gathered young talents from all three Music Academies of the Baltic States, and, under the baton of conductor Andris Vecumnieks, performed concerts in Riga, Vilnius and Tartu, but in 2018 BAO toured Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany under the baton of three young and famous conductors Kristian Jervi, Guntis Kuzma and Modestas Barkauskas.

JVLMA Symphony Orchestra has stated its mission of being not only “a training basis” for young instrumentalists and conductors, but also an actively performing unit with the activities and quality going far beyond the framework of the study process.

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