Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
|Latvian National Symphony Orchestra|
|Native name||Latvijas Nacionālais simfoniskais orķestris|
|Concert hall||Great Guild Hall, Riga|
|Principal conductor||Andris 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. 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.:307
The Latvian National Opera also has an orchestra.
- Chief Conductor and Artistic Director
- Andris Poga (Since November 2013-Present)
- Joachim Braun, Arnolds Klotiņš, Martin Boiko (2001). Latvia. Grove Music Online. (subscription required).
- 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.
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