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30/07/2016
Saturday 11:00


Sestdien, 30. jūlijā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 11 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.

Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.

Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.

Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro


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30/07/2016
Saturday 13:00


Sestdien, 30. jūlijā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 13 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.

Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.

Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.

Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro


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30/07/2016
Saturday 15:00


Sestdien, 30. jūlijā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 15 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.

Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.

Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.

Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro


July
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31/07/2016
Sunday 11:00


Svētdien, 31. jūlijā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 11 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.

Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.

Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.

Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro


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31/07/2016
Sunday 13:00


Svētdien, 31. jūlijā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 13 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.

Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.

Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.

Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro


August


Turpinot pagājušajā gadā iesākto tradīciju, Liepājas mākslas foruma ietvaros liepājniekiem un pilsētas viesiem tiks sniegta iespēja skatīt laikmetīgās mākslas darbu sēriju.

Multimediālas instalācijas, gleznojumi un vides objekti aicinās baudīt mākslu ne tikai koncertzāles mākslas telpā Civita Nova, bet arī Liepājas pilsētvidē.
 
Mākslas sesijas ietvaros tiks turpināta arī tradīcija ik gadu foruma laikā dāvināt pilsētai vienu sakoptu brandmūri Liepājas pilsētvidē. Pagājušā gada vasarā pilsētas centrā tapa lielformāta gleznojums "Skaņu vīrs", kura autori bija jaunie mākslinieki Dainis Rudens un Ēriks Caune. Šovasar lielformāta sienas gleznojumu veidos pieredzējušais mākslinieks, liepājnieks Uldis Rubezis.

Pilsētvidē liepājniekus uz pārdomām mudinās Indriķa Ģelža multimediālā instalācija “Tikšanās”, Ivara Drulles skulptūra “Enģeļu dziesmu klausītājs” un citi lielformāta multimediāli darbi.
 
“Lielā dzintara” iekštelpās, šī gada janvārī atklātās mākslas telpas Civita Nova ekspozīcijā būs apskatāma daļa no Latvijas simtgadei veltītā projekta “Lielzemes laikmetīgās mākslas muzejs”.  Projekta darbu autori ir mākslinieki Kārlis Vērpe, Margo Zālīte, Aigars Bikše, Andris Vītoliņš un Ilze Supe.  “Lielzemes laikmetīgās mākslas muzejs” mākslas baudītājus pārsteigs ar lielizmēra mākslas objektiem, kā arī tēlniecības darbiem un lielformāta gleznojumiem.

Organizē: "Lielais dzintars"


The musical performance is based on the piano cycle “Gadalaiki” composed by Pēteris Vasks who celebrated his 70th birthday this year.

The performance is a story about a dancer’s life that will be shown through dance by dancer Kirils Burlovs.

Whereas the outstanding pianist Reinis Zariņš will play music. Illustrations of poetry and video projections will supplement the story. The main periods of the dancer’s life in the performance coincide with four parts of Pēteris Vasks’ cycle.

Organised by Great Amber



Katrīna Gupalo and Andrejs Osokins, inspired by the unlimited possibilities of French music, will perform a new concert programme having even more musical genres interlaced together than before.

The shapes of Olivier Messiaen’s sad birds, sweet melodies of Francis Poulenc and entirely different Maurice Ravel will appear in hazy memories… Theatre, legendary hits of Édith Piaf, music of the then Paris and many other things…

Venue: THE CHAMBER HALL

Organised by Great Amber





“Visu nakti” (“All Night Long”) (melnbalta filma)
Lielbritānija, 1962. gads, 91 min.
Režisors: Bazils Dērdens
Lomās: Patriks Makgūgans, Mārtija Stīvensa, sers Ričards Attenboro

Pirms filmas ievadlekciju sniegs viens no Latvijas zinošākajiem kino ekspertiem, dr. phil. LU asoc. prof. Viktors Freibergs.

“Liepājas mākslas forums” sadarbībā ar kinoprojekts “Spektrs”, “CREA promotion” un “British Council” piedāvā Bazila Dērdena (Basil Dearden) muzikālo drāmu “Visu nakti” (“All Night Long”).

Muzikālā filma “Visu nakti” ir viena no oriģinālākajām Viljama Šekspīra traģēdijas “Otello” modernajām ekranizācijām, kas Latvijā iepriekš nav tikusi demonstrēta.

Interesanti, ka šajā 1962. gadā uzņemtajā britu drāmā galvenās lomas atveido ne tikai ekrāna leģendas, aktieri Patriks Makgūgans, Betsija Blēra, Pols Hariss, Mārtija Stīvensa un sers Ričards Attenboro, bet epizodēs ir redzami arī sava laika slavenākie britu un amerikāņu džeza mūziķi.
 
Kinofilmas apraksts vēsta - Londona, 60-tie gadi. Džeza un līksmības laikmets. Mūziķis Aurēlijs Rekss un viņa sieva, bijusī dziedātāja Dālija ierodas uz smalkām vakariņām pie ietekmīga mūzikas producenta Roda Hamiltona. Jauns un ambiciozs bundzinieks Džonijs Kuzēns vēlas dibināt pats savu grupu, un redz Dāliju kā savu solisti. Saņēmis nepārprotamu atteikumu, Džonijs turpat ballītē sāk vērpt intrigas, apkārtējiem stāstot, ka Dālijai ir dēka ar grupas menedžeri Kasu...

Ieeja bez maksas.
Pirms filmas – ievadlekcija/diskusija ar Latvijas labāko kinokritiķu dalību.


Filma nav ieteicama līdz 12 gadu vecumam.


Vieta: Lielā zāle

Organizē: “Lielais dzintars” sadarbībā ar kinoprojekts “Spektrs”, “CREA promotion” un “British Council”

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07/08/2016
Sunday 11:00


Svētdien, 7. augustā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 11 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.
Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.
Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.
Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro
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07/08/2016
Sunday 13:00


Svētdien, 7. augustā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 13 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.  

Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.

Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.

Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro


Producer: Elmārs Seņkovs (Riga)

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise”, Socrates has said in the 4th Century BC. The statements of different times consider the youth as incomprehensible and graceless.

Young people have been addressed as the golden generation, the hippies generation, or, for instance, the generation of awakening. Nowadays teenagers are called the Me Me Me Generation. This performance is a conversation with five real school children who belong to it.


Duration: 50 min.

Performance starts at 16:00 | 17:00 | 18:00 | 19:00 | 20:00.

Organized by "Lielais Dzintars"


Producer: Elmārs Seņkovs (Riga)

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise”, Socrates has said in the 4th Century BC. The statements of different times consider the youth as incomprehensible and graceless.

Young people have been addressed as the golden generation, the hippies generation, or, for instance, the generation of awakening. Nowadays teenagers are called the Me Me Me Generation. This performance is a conversation with five real school children who belong to it.


Performance starts at 15.00 | 16.00 | 17.00 | 19.00 | 20.00.

Duration: 50 min.

Organized by "Lielais Dzintars"


George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess” is undoubtedly the most played American opera. This is a story about love and its inconstancy, passion, crime, domestic tragedies and simple everyday pleasures told in brilliant musical language.

Director: Viesturs Kairišs.

Cast: Latonia Moore (USA), Jermaine Smith (USA), Lester Lynch (UK), Rodney Clark, Margarita Vilsone, Sonora Vaice, Mihails Čuļpajevs, Ilona Bagele and others.

Participating: The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, youth choir “Kamēr…”. Conductor: Andris Poga.

The authors
of the opera “Porgy and Bess” are George Gershwin, Dubose & Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin.


Venue: THE GREAT HALL

Organised by Great Amber


Producer: Elmārs Seņkovs (Riga)

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise”, Socrates has said in the 4th Century BC. The statements of different times consider the youth as incomprehensible and graceless.

Young people have been addressed as the golden generation, the hippies generation, or, for instance, the generation of awakening. Nowadays teenagers are called the Me Me Me Generation. This performance is a conversation with five real school children who belong to it.


Duration: 50 min.

Performance starts at 15.00 | 16.00 | 17.00 | 19.00 | 20.00.

Organized by "Lielais Dzintars"

Programme
Ēriks Ešenvalds – Multimedia Symphony “Nordic Light”

LIEPĀJA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
State Choir LATVIJA

Conductor
MĀRIS SIRMAIS

Story of the composing will be told by
Composer ĒRIKS EŠENVALDS



Venue: Great Hall

Organized by LIEPĀJA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in cooperation with the State Choir LATVIJA


An attractive blues and jazz music evening will close Liepāja art forum, during which fans of organ “Hammond B3” will have an opportunity to enjoy the enthusiastic performance of Austrian guest artist Raphael Wressnig.

The band Latvian Groove that consists of saxophonist Gints Pabērzs, guitar player Jānis Kalniņš and entertaining drummer Artis Oruba will join the recognised blues artist on the stage.

Venue: THE GREAT HALL
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07/08/2016
Sunday 11:00


Svētdien, 14. augustā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 11 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.

Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.

Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.

Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro
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14/08/2016
Sunday 13:00


Svētdien, 14. augustā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 13 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.

Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.

Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.

Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro
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18/08/2016
Thursday 19:00
Programme:   

Estonian Voices is an a cappella vocal ensemble, singing jazz, folk and pop influenced music, mostly original compositions and arrangements of folk music, but also some well-known worldwide hits.
Performers:   

Vocal a capella group Estonian voices (Estonia; Kadri Voorand – alto, Mikk Dede – tenor, Mirjam Dede – soprano, Maria Väli – soprano, Rasmus Erismaa – baritone, Aare Külama – bass).

Some of the field’s greatests, like Peder Karlsson from The Real Group and Britt Quentin from M-Pact, have recognized Estonian Voices as a unique sounding vocal ensemble not only in Estonia, but in Europe and why not worldwide. The group has given many concerts all across the Europe. In 2013 they were the guest artists on New York Voices concert and also won the hearts of both audience and the NY Voices.


Venue: THE GREAT HALL

Organised by foundation “Via Cultura” in collaboration with Great Amber

Programme:    

Piano Quartet in G minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ronda by Franco Donatoni, piano quartet by Pēteris Vasks.
Performers:   

Piano Quartet Quadra (Arvīds Zvagulis – violin, Pēteris Trasuns – viola, Kārlis Klotiņš – cello, Rihards Plešanovs – piano)

Next to the Piano Quartet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the concert programme will consist of two masterpieces of 20th and 21st Century chamber music. Chosen compositions are with undeniable high artistic quality and therefore will speak to both the listeners who do not have any experience with contemporary music and those who are refined lovers of Avant-garde. Special emphasis will be on the Piano Quartet by the Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks that is one of the greatest examples of its genre not only in Latvia but also in the context of the music of the whole world.

The Piano Quartet Quadra was founded in the Autumn of 2011. The repertoire of the ensamble consists mostly of all the Latvian contemporary music. With great success the Quadra has given concerts in several cities of Latvia.



Venue: THE CHAMBER HALL

Organised by the foundation “Via Cultura” in collaboration with Great Amber

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21/08/2016
Sunday 11:00


Svētdien, 21. augustā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 11 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.
Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.
Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.
Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro
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21/08/2016
Sunday 13:00


Svētdien, 21. augustā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 13 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.   

Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.

Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.

Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro
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21/08/2016
Sunday 18:00
Programme:
Raimonds Pauls’ compositions from various periods of creative work. The concert is a gift for Raimonds Pauls’ birthday and it is a retrospection of Maestro’s creative work. United Riga Music Schools Symphony Orchestra consists of the best students and graduates from the capital’s music schools who have also obtained international experience by performing with the orchestra in many parts of Europe.
Participating: United Riga Music Schools Symphony Orchestra.

Soloists
: Aija Vītoliņa, Daumants Kalniņš, Jānis Miltiņš (piano).


Venue: THE GREAT HALL

Organised by Rīga City Council’s Education, Culture and Sports Department in collaboration with “Good Music”

Programme:
Polystylistic composition based on improvisations of the creative heritage of Mikalojus Konstantins Čurļonis, Bronius Kutavičius and Feliksas Bajoras. Wandering about the mazes of 19th, 20th and 21st century romanticism, impressionism, modern classics and jazz music, both musicians discover ever new and unexpected turns.
Performers:   

Petras Geniušas (piano, Lithuania), Liudas Mockūnas (saxophone, Lithuania).

Petras Geniušas is one of the greatest and most universal Lithuanian pianists. His mastery is equally great when playing both classicism and romanticism, as it is when playing contemporary classical music. He frequently gives concerts as a solo artist or as a part of a chamber ensemble. He also often plays together with various symphony orchestras. Beside the classical music Petras Geniušas is often seen on the theatre stage in musicals or different jazz and other subgenre projects. His musical interests go far beyond the boundaries of a classical pianist. It goes from early music to ethno, avant-garde, jazz and even electronic dance music. This influences also his classical piano skills, making it special and unique.

Liudas Mockūnas is a Lithuanian multi-artist and musician. His name guarantees a masterful performance of the jazz saxophone or clarinet, as well as intriguing musical compositions. Basis of his music consists of explosive jazz and expressionism along with an unusual and unconventional playing technique. This allows the musician to make an original style with exceptional sound effects. Academic studies in classical and jazz music have given him a deep understanding and practical skills of both genres. That is why in his own compositions he travels easily from one genre to the other.



Venue: THE CHAMBER HALL

Organised by the foundation “Via Cultura” in collaboration with Great Amber

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25/08/2016
Thursday 19:00

Programme:
Arvo Pärt, Jānis Ķepītis, Pēteris Plakidis, Gabriel Fauré, Jacques Ibert, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Carl Maria Weber.



Performers: Liene Circene (piano), Ivars Bezprozvanovs (cello).

Pianist Liene Circene has received The Grand Music Award of Latvia and won several international competitions in Ukraine, Poland, France and Great Britain. She has given concerts all across the Europe, Canada, USA and Russia. Liene Circene has performed with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC orchestras. Liene’s programmes possess an appealing conceptualism, she has the ability to probe the content of the music and to present it with passion and generosity.  For three years she has lived in France but now she resides in Sigulda. Presently Liene is working as a piano teacher and a teacher of music at the Sigulda Music School and Carl Orff’s Music School in Riga.

Cellist Ivars Bezprozvanovs has worked in the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra from 1991 until 1993. Since 1997 he is the concertmaster of the cello group of the Latvian National Opera Orchestra. He is a teacher at the Emīls Dārziņš Music School where he gives his musical knowledge for the next generations. Alongside the work as a teacher and an orchestra artist, he has an intensive performing life both as a solo and chamber ensemble artist. Collaboration with the composer Pēteris Plakidis has been particularly productive because he invited Ivars to play with his ensemble “Transatlantic trio”. In the recent years Ivars has been performing together with Valdis Jancis, Aldis Liepiņš, Artūrs Ozoliņš, Jurijs Savkins and other great musicians.


Venue: THE CHAMBER HALL

Organised by the foundation “Via Cultura” in collaboration with Great Amber

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26/08/2016
Friday 19:00

Programme
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem KV 626, Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183

LIEPĀJA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
State Choir LATVIJA

Conductor
ATVARS LAKSTĪGALA

Soloists
MARGARITA VILSONE / soprano
ANNIKA SCHLICHT / mezzo-soprano, Germany
GYULA RAB / tenor, Hungary
JORGE A. MARTINEZ / bariton, Germany


Venue: Great Hall

Organized by: LIEPĀJA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in cooperation with 19.INTERNATIONAL SACRED MUSIC FESTIVAL

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28/08/2016
Sunday 11:00


Svētdien, 28. augustā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 11 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.
Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.
Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.
Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro
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28/08/2016
Sunday 13:00


Svētdien, 28. augustā liepājnieki un pilsētas viesi pulksten 13 laipni aicināti pievienoties ekskursijai pa koncertzāli “Lielais dzintars” gida pavadībā.     

Vasaras sezonā ekskursijas pa tūristu iemīļoto objektu tiks piedāvātas katru svētdienu, vienotā laikā.

Sīkāka informācija par cenām un pieteikšanās, zvanot uz Informācijas centra tālruni 634 24 555.

Maksa: 1.50-2.50 eiro


Playwright and director: Andris Kalnozols.
Cast: Andrejs Možeiko, Ivars Krasts, Edgars Kaufelds.




They called him Kaspars G. earlier. Now he is the Gasoline Man. Dirty and dressed in rags, he wanders about different Latvian gas stations, breathes gasoline and laughs a lot.


Venue: EXPERIMENTAL STAGE

Organised by: Great Amber

About

In the city of Liepāja, the dream of a grand concert hall of its own has been alive for almost a century. Already at the end of the 19th century, in 1896, the City Council made a decision to start saving money for the construction of its concert hall. In 2015, this dream has finally been realized – the „Great Amber” has been built to become a regional centre of culture and events, as well as home to the Liepāja Symphony orchestra, Emils Melngailis Liepaja Music Secondary School and to the concert hall’s manager and creator of the programme - „Lielais Dzintars”, Ltd.
The concert hall „Great Amber” comprises eight stories of 14’126 m². It has three concert halls – the Great Hall with 1010 seats, the Chamber Hall with 200 seats and the Experimental Stage with 150 seats, in addition to public events spaces Civita Nova, a coffee shop and a restaurant.


At the basis of the architectural concept of the concert hall, created by the excellent Austrian architect Prof. Volker Giencke, lies amber – the symbol of Liepāja and the Baltic Sea, as well as the concert hall’s function as a cultural and arts centre. Thus, its architecture is a portrait of music, frozen in time and in amber.

Its acoustics have been created by world leaders in their fields – Prof. Karlheinz Müller of Müller BBM, Germany, and Prof. Christian Bartenbach of Bartenbach, Germany, respectively.The city of

Liepāja is like a lagoon, located between the Baltic Sea and the Liepāja lake. It is the third largest city in Latvia and its capital of music. Seems only natural that it now also has its own „Great Amber” concert hall.

The shape, unique interior and excellent acoustics of „Great Amber” permit to say that a visit to this centre of the culture of the Baltic Sea region will surely become an unforgettable experience!

Currently, there are no vacancies available.

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Concert hall

VOLKER GIENCKE was acknowledged from the start of his career as an outstanding figure among young Austrian architects, he won numerous awards and gained international recognition.
As an architect and a university lecturer he was a founding member of the  Graz School of Architecture, a movement that has achieved worldwide fame as the "Genius of Graz".
Volker Giencke has remained an independent force as an architect until today.
His work includes the giant glasshouses in the University of Graz Botanical Gardens, the Austrian Pavilion at EXPO ´92 in Seville, the « Odörfer » Exhibition Hall in Klagenfurt, the Hotel Speicher Barth in Germany - converted from a harbour grain elevator, or most recently the «Great Amber » Concert Hall in Liepaja. Each of these buildings is an icon of a global architecture.
As chairman of ./studio 3 at the University of Innsbruck, he has raised the architecture faculty to the first rank among international architecture schools.
Volker Giencke studied architecture and philosophy. He has taught at Yale, the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Rizvi College Bombay and at University College London. He is a Member of the Latvian Chamber of Architects, an Honorary Member of the Association of German Architects (BDA) and a Member of the European Academy for Science and the Arts.

The acoustics of the concert hall has been created by Prof. Karlheinz Müller of Müller-BBM (Germany), one of the world’s leading specialists in the field, responsible for the acoustical solutions in theatres and concert halls in New York, Beijing, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Salzburg, Venice, Rome and other capitals of music and culture.
The architectural idea of the concert hall „Great Amber” was created in 2003, when the concept of Prof. Volker Giencke won at the worldwide competition initiated by Imants Resnis, at the time – head of the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, and organized by the Liepāja City Council and the Latvian Association of Architects.

A truly international team of Austrian, German and Latvian experts and an overall of 24 offices has worked on the project of the concert hall under the supervision of uzņēmuma „Volker Giencke & Company”.

PROJECT HISTORY
2003 – worldwide competition of architectural concepts
2004 – adaptation project
2006 – design project
2008 – 2011 – technical project
1 August 2013 – the contract on construction and author’s supervision signed
4 October 2013 – beginning of construction
30 August 2014 – ridgepole celebrations, the constructino of „Great Amber“ reaches its highest peak – 30 metres.
12 August 2015 – the building is commissioned

CREATORS OF THE PROJECT
Building structure – Johann Birner (Zivilingenieur für Bauwesen, Austria)
Stage technologies – Buhnenplannung Walter Kottke Ingenieure GmbH (Germany)
Light technologies – Bartenbach Lichtlabor GmbH (Austria)
Acoustics - Prof. Karlheinz Müller, Müller BBM (Germany)

CONSTRUCTION
Built by Merks, Ltd. (Latvia)

Residents

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra is an orchestra with a unique sound. Beauty and truth, experience and passion, directness and thoughtfulness meet in the sound of this orchestra. The unique amber sound of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja. The windy city has inveterate culture traditions. The very first Philharmonic Association with a symphony orchestra in the Baltic States was established in Liepāja. An Opera-house was active for a long time there. The heart of Latvian rock also beats in Liepaja; once there was a time, when sounds of jazz big bands and other ensembles were an important part of everyday life in Liepāja.

During more than a hundred years, the sound of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra has grown into a recognizable, classical and unquestionable value. Conductors, soloists and listeners readily come back to the fascinating amber sound, relishing the professional and emotional quality of the orchestra performance. When listening to the sound of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, one may hear appreciation for music, desire to give away the best, sincerity and a body of unique talents, composed by the musicians of the orchestra.

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra is a classical symphony collective that holds to the traditions of the grand European symphony. The power of this orchestra lies within the competence of playing European classical and romantic music. Proficiency of playing jazz and rock music as well lets the orchestra speak to a very wide audience, and to make more and more new contacts. Love for the music unites Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and people all around the world, irrespective of their age, color of their skin or profession.


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Emils Melngailis Liepaja Music Secondary School is currently the only secondary level educational institution majoring in music in the region of South Kurzeme. There are 430 students in Liepaja Music Secondary School and Liepaja Children's Music School.

The school (Liepaja Conservatorium) was founded in 1922 by Latvian composer, conductor and organist Adolfs Abele. The school has the name of Emils Melngailis since 1954.

Liepaja Music Secondary School offers various educational programmes (curriculum) - String Instruments, Percussions, Brass Instruments, Keyboard Instruments, Vocal Music, Conducting, History of Music, Music Theory. Recently the school has offered: Jazz and Popular Music, Management of Music Projects.

Students have wide opportunities to take part in master classes, to take part in exchange programmes and creative projects. There are different school groups: mixed choir Mare, female and male choirs, bell group Campanella, orchestras and bigband.

There is one goal to be reached - to educate the new generation, so that they are strong and confident, and are able to form the culture of Liepaja and Latvia, which we consider to be one of our biggest values.

Catering at the concert hall is provided by Tinto, Ltd.

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Services

Excellent acoustics and functionality

“Great Amber” offers an opportunity to explore the multifunctional centre in a guided group tour.


Please send the applications to e-mail: guests@greatamber.lv

Information Centre provides the opportunity to purchase tickets to all events taking place in Concert Hall “Great Amber”, as well as for events anywhere in Latvia.

In the Information Centre visitors will be able to apply for tours of the “Great Amber”, receive information about Liepāja city, as well as purchase souvenirs.


Opening hours of the Information centre:


Monday – Saturday:  10.00 – 20.00
Sunday:  10.00 - 15. 00


Contacts:

Info line: + 371  6 34 24555
E-mail: guests@greatabmer.lv


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