Since its establishment in 2008, the Latvian University Wind Orchestra has been performing concerts every year during Advent. The collective has performed in the St. Gertrude’s New Church, the Church of Jesus in Riga, the Riga Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Great Hall of the University of Latvia, as well as several times in the St. Martin’s Church, Riga. Together with the orchestra, choirs and soloists – vocalists and instrumentalists – always take part in the concerts.
Rīga, 02.07.2018 – On June 2nd the wind band competition of the XXVI Song and XVI Dance Celebration took place in the Great Guild concert hall with a live broadcast of the Latvian Radio. In this competition 25 of the best orchestras from all over Latvia competed. The orchestras’ performances were reviewed by an international jury, consisting of Guntis Kumačevs, Andris Vecumnieks, Timo Kotilainen (Finland), Dainius Pavilionis (Lithuania) and Andreja Šolar (Slovenia). The grand prix for the best orchestra of 2000 Euro (by Conexus Baltic Grid), lots of Laima chocolate and a Rimi voucher were won by the University of Latvia Wind Band (conductors Jānis Puriņš, Jānis Kaģis).
Rīga, 20.09.2017 – The concert “Mīlestības dziesmas” will take place at Latvian University on September 24th.
Rīga, 03.09.2017 – As every year the University of Latvia Wind Band participated in the event “Aristotelis” that marks the beginning of the academic year.
Good luck to all new students! We’re looking forward to meeting all students who play a wind instrument at one of our next rehearsals!
Ostrava, 04.06.2017 – The University of Latvia Wind Band has reached a score of 95,4 out of 100 points at the 18. International wind band competition in Ostrava (Czech Republic) under the lead of conductors Jānis Puriņš and Jānis Kaģis. De orchestra has won the „Grand Prix” – a trumpet of the brand „Arnolds & Sons” and became the absolute winner of the competition.