Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

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Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Native nameLatvijas Nacionālais simfoniskais orķestris
Former name
  • Latvian Radio Centre Orchestra
  • Latvian RSO
Founded1926 (1926)
LocationRiga, Latvia
Concert hallGreat Guild Hall, Riga
Principal conductorAndris Poga

The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Latvian: Latvijas Nacionālais simfoniskais orķestris, is the principal symphony orchestra of Latvia. It was founded in 1926 as the Latvian Radio Centre Orchestra by the conductor Arvīds Pārups, and was the first permanent orchestra in the country.[1] It is conducted by Andris Poga. In addition to regular symphonic concerts, the orchestra also broadcasts and records. Its primary performance venue is the Great Guild Hall in Riga.[2]:307

The Latvian National Opera also has an orchestra.


Selected recordings[edit]


  1. ^ Joachim Braun, Arnolds Klotiņš, Martin Boiko (2001). Latvia. Grove Music Online. (subscription required).
  2. ^ Szu Ping Chan (editor) (2009). Anthem Guide to the Opera, Concert Halls and Classical Music Venues of Europe. London; New York: Anthem Press. ISBN 9781843312727.