Martin Engstroem has announced a new festival in Latvia.
The first year will cosist of four weekends with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Mariss Jansons; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/Zubin Mehta; London Symphony Orchestra/Gianandrea Noseda and the Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev.
The second year will be six weekends, going up to eight in 2021.
Engstroem’s co-director is Miguel Esteban, Verbier’s co-founder and COO of London-based production company Idili Live and associate producer of Mamma Mia! The Party.
Backing for the ‘Riga Jurmala Music Festival’ comes from ‘the BMS Foundation, a philanthropic body dedicated to creating world-class classical music events in Latvia.’
So what’s not to like?