Three Tenors schedule second U.S. tour

The Three Latvian Tenors (Trīs Latvijas tenori) have announced they will tour the United States from mid-August to mid-September, performing concerts in at least 16 cities. The singers—Latvian National Opera tenors Miervaldis Jenčs, Nauris Puntulis and Guntars Runģis—will be joined on the tour by composer Juris Kulakovs.

Titled “Mīlas lidojumā pie draugiem,” the concert tour will be the tenors’ second time touring the country.

The first half of each concert, according to the artists, will feature material mostly from contemporary Latvian composers such as Romualds Kalsons, Juris Karlsons, Ingmārs Zemzars and Ansis Sauka. The second half of each concert will include popular songs arranged by Kulakovs, perhaps best known as a founder of the rock group Pērkons, as well as Neopolitan songs and works the tenors have recently performed with the Rīga Dome Boys Choir.

Concerts are scheduled Aug. 20 in Catskill, N.Y.; Aug. 24 in Minneapolis, Minn.; Aug. 25 in Plymouth, Minn.; Aug. 26 in Milwaukee, Wis.; Aug. 27 in Cleveland, Ohio; Aug. 28 in Detroit, Mich.; Aug. 29 in Chicago, Ill.; Aug. 30 in Kalamazoo, Mich.; Sept. 1 in Lincoln, Neb.; Sept. 2 in Denver, Colo.; Sept. 4 in Seattle, Wash.; Sept. 5 in Portland, Ore.; Sept. 13 in Houston, Texas; Sept. 16 in St. Petersburg, Fla.; Sept. 18 in the Latvian center Priedaine near Freehold, N.J., and Sept. 19 in Long Island, New York.

The Three Latvian Tenors have released two recordings, Piacer d’Amor in 2000 and Mīlas lidojums this year.

For further information about the artists, visit

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

2 thoughts on “Three Tenors schedule second U.S. tour

  1. Can anyone tell me where the Seattle concert will be held and what time it starts? My family would like to attend. Thanks, Jim Barber

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