July 3 to 7
The Latvian Song Festival Association in Canada has presented a festival every five years since 1953. We present choral, instrumental and dance performances, featuring Latvian composers and choreographers from Canada and abroad. This summer, over 2000 Latvian singers and folk dancers from around the world will perform at venues in downtown Toronto. Guest artists include the State Choir LATVIJA (Maris Sirmais), folk-dance ensemble LIGO (Janis Purvins) and folk ensemble RAXTU RAXTI. We will celebrate Latvia’s centenary and the contributions of Latvian-Canadian artists to Canadian culture. Each of our concerts will include music by Imant Raminsh, Talivaldis Kenins and Janis Kalnins. In addition, we will launch a new Centrediscs recording of orchestral and chamber music by these composers.