PROGRAM
September 21, 2019, “Ziemeblazma”, Riga

19.30 - 20.30

Reception

20.35.-

Grand Opening.
Symphony orchestra conducted by Andrei Lebedev (Russia).
Hosts of the Ball: famous ballet dancer, actress, TV host and board member of the Maris Liepa Charitable Foundation Ilze Liepa (Russia) and the well-known Latvian film and theatre actor Ivars Kalnins (Latvia).

20.40 - 21.00

Opening ceremony.
Debutante couples enter the dance floor to the tune of Karl Ziehrer’s polonaise, choreography by Andrei Chitu (Austria).

21.00 - 21.10

Welcoming speech

21.10 - 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.

21.35 -21.40

Performance by student of the Emīls Dārziņš Music School violinist Daniil Bulayev (Latvia) – P.Sarasate “Spanish Dance”.

21.40- 21.55

Continuation of the dance program.

21.55 - 22.20

Gala concert: soprano Veronica Dzhioeva (Russia) and mezzo-soprano Nadia Michael (Germany), conductor – maestro Andrei Lebedev (Russia).

V. Bellini – Cavatina of Norma from the opera “Norma” – soloist of the Bolshoi theatre Veronika Dzhioeva

Bizet – Aria Seguidilla from the opera "Carmen»

J. Offenbach-Barcarola from the opera "Tales of Hoffmann" - Veronica Dzhioeva and Nadia Michael

W. A. Mozart – Aria of Fiordiligi "Come scoglio"from the opera" Così fan tutte"- Veronika Dzhioeva

A. Dvorak – Aria of Rusalka from opera "Rusalka"-Nadia Michael

V. A. Mozart – Canzonetta Sull'aria – Veronica Dzhioeva and Nadia Michael

H. Jimenez “La Tarantula” – Veronika Dzhioeva

22.20 - 22.45

Continuation of the dance program.

22.45-22.50

Tango. Performance by Latvian Champions in Ballroom Dancing Marts Punins and Dana Jakobsone.

22.50-23.10

Russian midnight quadrille. Master class by Andrei Chitu

23.10- 23.25

Continuation of the dance program accompanied
by Jelgava Big Band conducted by Raitis Asmanis (Latvia).

23.25 - 23.30

Welcoming speech. Raimonds Pauls.

23.30- 23.50

Continuation of the dance program accompanied
by Jelgava Big Band.

23.50 - 00.00

Musical surprise for the guests of the Ball.

00.00- 00.15

Viennese quadrille. Master class by Andrei Chitu.

00.25-01.10

Continuation of the dance program accompanied
by Jelgava Big Band.

01.10-01.15

Performance by Latvian Champions in Ballroom dancing
Marts Punins and Dana Jakobsone.

01.15 – 01.55

Continuation of the dance program.

01.55-

End of the Ball.

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