The LIEPĀJA SUMMER festival, annually organized by the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, is the spiritual heir and continuation of the legendary summer symphonic music cycle LIEPĀJA SUMMER.
Last year, the “Liepāja Summer” Festival returned to its historic home by the seaside – Liepāja Jūrmala Park, in the renovated Concert Garden “Pūt, vējiņi!”, where during three grand concerts the audience was offered a great amount of different genres, styles and eras.
Started in 1881, the tradition of giving symphony concerts has become an integral sign of the cultural identity of Liepāja City. Powers have changed, the city itself has changed, the stages built for open-air concerts also change, however, enjoying music on summer evenings surrounded by the tender breath of the sea reverts to the spirit of our city's life over and over again.
Last year, commensurate to the great moment of the revival of the Concert Garden “Pūt, vējiņi!”, the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra celebrated the three fundamental music traditions of Kurzeme Capital of Culture in three big concerts: the 100th anniversary of Liepāja Opera tradition celebrated with a concert conducted by Atvars Lakstīgala, a 140-year-long symphonic tradition celebrated with a concert programme featuring Vestards Šimkus and Guntis Kuzma, and the Liepāja rock music tradition rocking along with the legendary rock-band “Pērkons” for more than half a century already.
July 15 / August 26, 2023
Liepāja Concert Garden "Pūt, vējiņi!"
July 15 7PM
OPERA GALA LIEPĀJA SUMMER
August 26 7PM
KASPARS ZEMĪTIS & IMKA. SYMPHONIC CONVERSATION
Tickets for the concerts of the Festival may be purchased at all the "Biļešu Paradīzes" trade spots and in internet – www.bilesuparadize.lv.
For decades, in Liepāja, on the open-air stage of seaside park, on warm summer days, Liepāja residents and health resort visitors with all their families would enjoy symphonic music concerts. Back in 1783, this initiative was started by then the Duke of Courland Peter von Biron. Such famous words as Giora Feidman, Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, Avi Avital, Tokiko Kato, Maija Kovaļevska, Wilhem Latchoumia and others have been heard at the festival.