From August 14 to 18, the 6th international music festival "Summertime" will be held in Jurmala. The festival’s opening concert will feature the famous Latvian soprano Inessa Galante and her friends from various world opera houses, as well as pianist Dang Thai Son and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. The opening night concert will be called "Chopin – Piano concerto, arias and duets from operas".
The Herman Braun Foundation laid the foundation for the "Summertime" festival back in 2005. Since then, various famous musicians have performed at the festival, among them Inessa Galante, Irina Dolzhenko, Antra Bigaca, Lili Larina, Sergej Larin, Anatoly Safiulin, Egils Silins, Mischa Maisky, Victoria Postnikova, Muza Rubackyte, Baiba Skride, Janine Jansen, Vadim Gluzman, Henk van Twillert, Inna Davidova, Josif Feigelson, Marcis Kulis, Aleksandr Rozhdestvensky, Intars Busulis, Victor Ritov, The Real Group, Cosmos, BRATSCH, Pepe Justicia and his ensemble of flamenco, Die Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie Bremen (conductor Paavo Järvi), the Latvian National Symphony orchestra (conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Andris Nelsons and Aleksandrs Vilumanis) and the European Union Youth Orchestra (conductor Andrej Borejko).