July 04, 2008
Latvian State Television now also will stream a limited number of 2008 Latvian Song and Dance Festival events live over the Internet.
Events to be streamed include:
- July 5: The sacred music concert beginning at 21:00 hours Latvian time.
- July 6: The song festival parade starting at 11:00 hours and the opening concert at 21:00 hours.
- July 7: The dance program “Deju svētkiem – 60” beginning at 21:20 hours.
- July 8: The dance concert “No sirsniņas sirsniņai” at 22:00 hours.
- July 9: The symphonic music concert starting at 21:25 hours.
- July 10: The concert “Veltījums tautasdziesmai” at 20:20 hours.
- July 11: The grand dance program “Izdejot laiku” starting at 22:00 hours.
- July 12: The folk music concert “Gaismas istaba” at 10:00 hours and the closing concert at 21:00 hours.
As reported earlier, a number of song festival events will be available to television viewers in Latvia, while Latvian State Radio and the official song festival Web site www.dziesmusvetki2008.lv also will carry some live or recorded broadcasts.
Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000-2012 he was editor of the website.