Information about the program of the Second Baltic Ball will be revealed later…

Baltic charity Ball program.
September 23d, 2017, “Ziemelblazma” Riga.

19.30 - 20.30

Reception accompanied by a string quartet

20.35

Grand Opening.
Symphony orchestra conducted by Sesto Quatrini (Italy) and Jelgava Big Band conducted by Raitis Ašmanis. Hosts of the Ball: famous ballet dancer, actress, TV host and board member of the Maris Liepa Charitable Foundation Ilze Liepa (Russia); actor, world known opera stage director and producer Andrejs Žagars (Latvia); honorary Vice-President of the World Dance Council, laureate of numerous international dance awards Stanislav Popov (Russia).

20.40 - 21.00

Opening ceremony - debutants enter the dance floor, choreography by Andrei Chitu (Austria).

Performance by world ballet star, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater Evgenia Obraztsova (Russia) and soloist of the Bolshoi Theater Andrey Merkuriev (Russia).

21.00 - 21.10

Welcoming speech

21.15 - 21.30

Waltz of the debutants. Dance floor opens to all to the tune of the “Waltz of Flowers” from P.I. Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker”.

Beginning of the dance program.

21.30 -21.45

Performance of students of the Riga choreography school. Pas de trois from ballet “Paquita”

21.45- 22.00

Continuation of the dance program.

22.05 - 22.30

Gala concert: soloist of the Metropolitan Opera soprano Kristine Opolais (Latvia), soloist of the Vienna State Opera baritone Thomas Weinhappel (Austria). Conductor – maestro Sesto Quatrini (Italy).

22.30 - 22.45

Continuation of the dance program.

22.50-22.55

Performance by eight times World champions of ballroom dance in the Professionals category Arunas Bizokas & Katyusha Demidova (USA).

23.00- 23.20

Russian midnight quadrille. Master class by Stanislav Popov

23.25 - 00.00

Continuation of the dance program accompanied by jazz band.

00.05- 00.10

Performance by eight times World champions of ballroom dance in the Professionals category Arunas Bizokas & Katyusha Demidova (USA).

00.10- 00.40

Continuation of the dance program.

00.40- 00.50

Performance by eight times World champions of ballroom dance in the Professionals category Arunas Bizokas & Katyusha Demidova (USA).

00.50 – 01.50

Continuation of the dance program.

01.55

End of the Ball

* P.S. There might be changes in the program