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In Art Gallery Civita Nova the exhibition will display part of the project Great Land’s Contemporary Art Museum devoted to the 100th anniversary of Latvia. The project includes works by artists Kārlis Vērpe, Margo Zālīte, Aigars Bikše, Andris Vītoliņš and Ilze Supe. The Great Land’s Contemporary Art Museum will surprise art favourers with large-scale art objects, as well as sculptural works and large-scale paintings.

Free entry.

Venue: ART GALLERYCIVITA NOVITA

Organiser: Great Amber


"Dānija viesojas Liepājā" pasākumu ietvaros Dānijas vēstniecība aicina uz izstādi "Kopenhāgenas risinājumi".

Viedā pilsēta Kopenhāgena dalās pieredzē ar ilgtspējīgiem risinājumiem, viedu pilsētplānošanu un ambiciozu mērķi - kļūt par pirmo CO2 neitrālo pilsētu pasaulē līdz 2025.gadam.

Izstādi veidojis Dānijas Arhitektūras centrs Kopenhāgenas risinājumiem - Kopenhāgenas un Realdania publiskā un privātā partnerība.


Vieta: Civita Nova 6
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24.09. - 24.10.2016.


Baltu vienību dienas ietvaros 24.septembrī koncertzālē "Lielais dzintars" tika atklāta Andra Zēgnera fotoizstāde "Saules akmens", kurā lielformāta fotogrāfijās atklātas saules akmens smalkākās struktūras, neparasti iedzintarojumi un krāsas, radot iespaidu par gluži kosmiskām dimensijām.


Norises vieta: 4.stāva galerija
Organizē: Liepājas Kultūras pārvalde
September
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30/09/2016
Friday 19:00

Solokoncertu programmā iekļauts:
Džuzepe Verdi,
Pjetro Maskanji,
Kamila Sensānss,
Frančesko Čilea,
Alfredo Katalani un arī Pučīni

After a six-year break Kristīne Opalais will once again delight her listeners with a solo concert performing arias and instrumental episodes from Giuseppe Verdi, Pietro Mascagni, Camille Saint-Saëns, Francesco Cilea, Alfredo Catalani and Puccini operas.

Performers: Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Sesto Quatrini


Venue: GREAT HALL

Organiser: Tempus Libero

October




Performance for elementary school students after the motives of Jānis Jaunsudrabiņš work.

Director: Inga Tropa
Stage designer: Inga Alsiņa
Performers: Lauma Balode, Jānis Znotiņš

Venue: EXPERIMENTAL STAGE

Organiser: Great Amber in collaboration with Dirty Deal Teatro

Programme:
The newest concert series tell the story of how newly discovered and sometimes even almost forgotten music is found. Changes in the role of the orchestra, conductor and concert hall throughout the centuries will be viewed.
Performers: Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

Narrator:
Egīls Šēfers

Conductor:
Māris Kupčs


Venue: Great Hall

Organiser: Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

Programme:
The newest concert series tell the story of how newly discovered and sometimes even almost forgotten music is found. Changes in the role of the orchestra, conductor and concert hall throughout the centuries will be viewed.

Performers: Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

Narrator: Egīls Šēfers

Conductor: Māris Kupčs


Venue: Great Hall

Organiser: Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

Programme:
The newest concert series tell the story of how newly discovered and sometimes even almost forgotten music is found. Changes in the role of the orchestra, conductor and concert hall throughout the centuries will be viewed.

Performers: Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

Narrator: Egīls Šēfers

Conductor:
Māris Kupčs


Venue: Great Hall

Organiser: Liepāja Symphony Orchestra


Scandinavian jazz music concert programme transcribed and conducted by Lars Erik Gudim and the outstanding jazz music trumpeter Erik Eilertsen.


Venue: GREAT HALL

Organiser: Great Amber in collaboration with NAF


Director: Galina Polishchuk

Character of the man: Herberts Laukšteins


Staging after Bengt Ahlfors play The man who refused to use the elevator on the Great Amber Experimental Stage – monologue of an old, lonely man and his dialogue with an elevator about happiness, dreams and reality.


Venue: EXPERIMENTAL STAGE

Organiser: Liepāja Theatre in collaboration with Great Amber


Lūdzam nodrošināt klusumu ēkā.


Norises vieta: Lielā zāle
Organizē: “Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris”


Lūdzam nodrošināt klusumu ēkā.


Norises vieta: Lielā zāle
Organizē: “Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris”
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14/10/2016
Friday 19:00


A capella concert will be performed by the State Choir Latvia, conducted by Māris Sirmais. The first part of the concert will include the best new works from project Latvian composers for the 100th anniversary of Latvia, but the second part will include compositions by Emīls Dārziņš and Raimonds Pauls.


Venue: GREAT HALL

Organiser: Great Amber




The lively and humorous mood in the concert Romance will be created by a team of musicians – on the piano the one and only Jānis Lūsēns, cellist Ivars Bezprozvanovs, accordionist Kaspars Gulbis, drummer Harijs Gūtmanis and guitarist Jānis Lūsēns Junior.


Venue: GREAT HALL

Organiser: Entertainment group Izklaides producentu grupa 7

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19/10/2016
Wednesday 19:00


3D musical Alice in Wonderland – a story rich in adventures and transformations about the modern girl Alice’s trip to the miraculous backstage world of show business. One ticket provides one pair of 3D glasses. For children till the age of 5, free entry without a separate seat.

Event language: Russian


Venue: GREAT HALL

Organiser: YOU ARE events agency

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21/10/2016
Friday19:00
Programme:
P. Vasks – Musica appassionata. J. Sibelius – Violin and Orchestra Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. P. Vasks – Symphony No. 3.

Performers:
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Atvars Lakstīgala

Soloist: Sergey Dogadin/violin, Russia


Venue: GREAT HALL

Organiser: Liepāja Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Great Amber



Songs of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra performed by Daumants Kalniņš and Jelgavas Big Band, conducted by Raits Ašmanis.

The first part of the concert will include previously unheard songs that have not been performed by the artists before, but the second part will offer the audience the well-known and famous, most popular compositions of Frank Sinatra.


Venue: GREAT HALL

Organiser: Union Ars Nova


Songs of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra performed by Daumants Kalniņš and Jelgavas Big Band, conducted by Raits Ašmanis.

The first part of the concert will include previously unheard songs that have not been performed by the artists before, but the second part will offer the audience the well-known and famous, most popular compositions of Frank Sinatra.


Venue: GREAT HALL

Organiser: Union Ars Nova


Lūdzam nodrošināt klusumu ēkā.


Norises vieta: Lielā zāle
Organizē: “Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris”


Lūdzam nodrošināt klusumu ēkā.


Norises vieta: Lielā zāle
Organizē: “Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris”


Lūdzam nodrošināt klusumu ēkā.


Norises vieta: Lielā zāle
Organizē: “Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris”


Lūdzam nodrošināt klusumu ēkā.


Norises vieta: Lielā zāle
Organizē: “Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris”



Venue: 2nd floor foyer

Organiser: Liepāja Ballet and Dance Studio



Venue: Chamber Hall

Organiser: Liepāja Ballet and Dance Studio


Venue: Great Hall

Organiser: Liepāja Ballet and Dance Studio



Venue:​ ​Civita Nova​ 6​

Organiser: Liepāja Ballet and Dance Studio


Piedalās:  
Rīgas Doma kora skolas
Rīgas Horeogrāfijas vidusskolas
Emiļa Melngaiļa Liepājas mūzikas vidusskolas un Jāzepa Vītola Latvijas mūzikas akadēmijas audzēkņi un pasniedzēji

Diriģents Gints Ceplenieks

Režisors Juris Jonelis

Pēc Frederick Loewe un Alan Jay Lerner mūzikla „My Fair Lady” motīviem.

Mirdzas Ķempes un Linarda Maikovska tulkojums latviešu valodā.



​​​Norises vieta: ​Lielā zāle


After the album Heads Up by Annique was published, the artist’s popularity skyrocketed. Tickets to her concerts in concert halls such as the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s were fully sold out. The artist has performed in festivals such as Glastonbury and the Cambridge Jazz Festival.



Venue: GREAT HALL

Organiser: Impresario SIA


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!

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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.


www.lso.lv


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.

www.tinto.lv

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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