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Liepāja born Shamir (Sheftelowitz) brothers’ works present unique collection of Israeli art with its roots deep in Latvian soil. This exhibition with its relevant theme of ‘independence’ creates not only a biographical and thematical link between Israel and Latvia, but is also an outstanding example of the graphic design of its epoch. 

Free entrance

Working hours: P.-S. 10-20, Sv. 10-15
Venue: Art Space Civita Nova
Organized by: Great Amber in cooperation with Embassy of Israel to Latvia


The place where the roots and symbols of Latvian national culture first emerged. The cradle of the Latvian flag and national anthem, the launch of education that offers light to the spirit, the origins of the Latvian Song Festival. Vidzeme – the birth-place of Latvian self-confidence and patriotism. A place for teachers, poets, writers, composers, and artists to be inspired, live and return to – a romantic and ideal place for dreams and the shaping and understanding of the identity of free and educated people. Signs from the mythical world and antiquity awaken us, speak to us in texts and subtexts, lead us to gain, regain, be born and reborn and to a scale where the endless road leads to a dream. 
/Guna Kalnača/

Performers:
Latvian Radio Choir, soloists.
Musical director and conductor: Sigvards Kļava
Exhibition curators: Guna Kalnača, Jānis Mitrēvics, "Dd studio"

“Ring of Latvia” is one of the most ambitious projects for the centenary of Latvia. It is cherished by Sigurds Kļava - the artistic director and conductor of the Latvian Radio Choir. Four conceptually different rings and sets of music will highlight and emphasise the specifics, wealth and energy of each region of Latvia through the views of local residents. The unique cultural heritage of Latgale includes the unique phenomenon of traditional music. The sea power of Kurzeme surges through the everyday lives of people. The national string of Vidzeme offers symbolic room for patriotism. Zemgale has a vast horizon in which the streams of people’s souls come together.

The idea involves 16 concert performances that will be presented in a cycle at four concert halls in Latvia. A different artistic and creative team will shape the ring of each region of Latvia: Inese Mičule, Reinis Suhanovs, Roberts Rubīns, Māris Sirmais, Inese Zandere, Katrīna Neiburga, Guna Kalnača, Jānis Mitrēvics and “Dd studio”, the State Academic Choir Latvija, the Latvian Radio Big Band, the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, and others. Sigvards Kļava, the author of the idea, and his Latvian Radio Choir will participate in all concerts of the project.

Tickets: € 5.00-15.00
Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: Great Amber in association with Latvijas Koncerti

April


Festival award ceremony and concluding concert featuring the best ensembles, orchestras and big bands, rated by the competition jury as the high prize winners. 

Free entrance

Palce: Great Hall
Organised by: Liepaja Music, Art and Design Secondary School (LMMDV)

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28/04/2018
saturday 14:00


In 2018, Dons returns with a special acutic tour “Dons. Pacelam”.


“I’m feeling fortunate to have an opportunity to travel through Latvian towns for this special occasion during Latvia’s Centenary” says Dons.


During the tour Dons will play the new material from his new album “Pa ceļam” (that will be released in February, 2018) as well as songs from the previouse albums.


Place: Great Hall 
Organiser: Autoosta 1984

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28/04/2018
Saturday 19:00


The Latvian pop singer Dons stops in Liepāja on his special acoustic tour dedicated to the centenary of Latvia. Dons will play new material from his album Pa Ceļam (released in February 2018) as well as songs from the previous albums. 

Tickets: € 15,00–25,00

Venue: Great Hall

Organized by: SIA Autoosta 1984


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29/04/2018
sunday 18:00


In 2018, Dons returns with a special acutic tour “Dons. Pacelam”.


“I’m feeling fortunate to have an opportunity to travel through Latvian towns for this special occasion during Latvia’s Centenary” says Dons.

During the tour Dons will play the new material from his new album “Pa ceļam” (that will be released in February, 2018) as well as songs from the previouse albums.

Place: Great Hall
Organiser: Autoosta 1984

May
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01/05/2018
tuesday 13:00


Internationally recognised architectural gem - concert hall "Great Amber" invites you on an unusual journey!


On the guided tour you will take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues that offer a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Within the hour long walk you will hear the sounds of vibrations, as the 7-storey building has been turned into a giant musical instrument. During the tour you will find exciting facts about the making of the concert hall, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.

Tickets are available online www.bilesuaparadize.lv, at every “Biļešu paradīze” purchase place in Latvia and at the concert hall "Great Amber" information centre.

No prior application is required; meet with the purchased tickets shortly before the tour - on the first floor of the concert hall, next to the information centre. Tours take place in both Latvian and English.

Tour fees:
Adults - 2.50 euros,
Pupils, students, seniors, group I and II disabled persons - 1.50 euros,
Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.

Please note that visitors may not be allowed in all the premises offered on the tour due to technical, artistic or other circumstances.

Organised by: Great Amber

Contact us:
+371 634 24555
info@lielaisdzintars.lv
www.lielaisdzintars.lv

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03/05/2018
ceturtdiena 19:00


You are invited to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the Poet Imants Ziedonis and attend the Awards Ceremony “Laiks Ziedonim” celebration.


For the fifth year already, Imants Ziedonis Foundation “Viegli” continues the ideas of Ziedonis and looks for personalities who are able to influence, inspire and change the environment around them to celebrate in the festive ceremony.


This year’s ceremony will take place in Liepaja as the foundation “Viegli” wants to pay special attention to the spectacular nature of Kurzeme and discover it together with this year’s nominees during the visually rich ceremony.


Anyone can nominate applicants for the award in five categories until 23 February www.laiksziedonim.lv/apbalvojums.

Event organisers inform the visitors of the event that the ceremony will be filmed.


Organised by: Imants Ziedonis Foundation “Viegli” and Museum of Imants Ziedonis in cooperation with SIA “Lielais Dzintars”

Supported by: Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation, town of Liepaja, insurance company ERGO


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04/05/2018
Friday 13:00


Internationally recognised architectural gem - concert hall "Great Amber" invites you on an unusual journey! 

On the guided tour you will take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues that offer a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Within the hour long walk you will hear the sounds of vibrations, as the 7-storey building has been turned into a giant musical instrument. During the tour you will find exciting facts about the making of the concert hall, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.

Tickets are available online www.bilesuaparadize.lv, at every “Biļešu paradīze” purchase place in Latvia and at the concert hall "Great Amber" information centre.

No prior application is required; meet with the purchased tickets shortly before the tour - on the first floor of the concert hall, next to the information centre. Tours take place in both Latvian and English.

Tour fees:
Adults - 2.50 euros,
Pupils, students, seniors, group I and II disabled persons - 1.50 euros,

Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.
Please note that visitors may not be allowed in all the premises offered on the tour due to technical, artistic or other circumstances.

Organised by: Great Amber

Contact us:
+371 634 24555
info@lielaisdzintars.lv
www.lielaisdzintars.lv

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06/05/2018
Sunday 13:00


Internationally recognised architectural gem - concert hall "Great Amber" invites you on an unusual journey!


On the guided tour you will take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues that offer a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Within the hour long walk you will hear the sounds of vibrations, as the 7-storey building has been turned into a giant musical instrument. During the tour you will find exciting facts about the making of the concert hall, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.

Tickets are available online www.bilesuaparadize.lv, at every “Biļešu paradīze” purchase place in Latvia and at the concert hall "Great Amber" information centre.

No prior application is required; meet with the purchased tickets shortly before the tour - on the first floor of the concert hall, next to the information centre. Tours take place in both Latvian and English.

Tour fees:
Adults - 2.50 euros,
Pupils, students, seniors, group I and II disabled persons - 1.50 euros,
Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.

Please note that visitors may not be allowed in all the premises offered on the tour due to technical, artistic or other circumstances.

Organised by: Great Amber

Contact us:
+371 634 24555
info@lielaisdzintars.lv
www.lielaisdzintars.lv

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08/05/2018
tuesday 19:00


Concert - conversation about the experienced, the overwhelming dream from the past to the present. Olga will perform with her scene partners from countless films and theatrical performances she has played during these years, including: Jānis Streičs, Uldis Dumpis, Baiba Indriksone, Lolita Cauka, Ausma Kantāne, Diāna Zande, Gundars Āboliņš, Valdis Liepiņš, Jānis Paukštello, choir “Balsis”, “Knīpas un knauķi” and others. From city to city the guest performers will be different. 

Tickets: € 12.00-25.00
Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: SIA Art Management Group

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11/05/2018
FRIDAY 10:00
Programmā:
Milija Balakireva, Fazila Seja, Kamila Sensānsa skaņdarbi un azerbeidžāņu tautas melodijas
The Oriental Concert will tell the story about a far-away kingdom of sand where a mysterious golden bird lives. Jackal, monkey and princess will look for it but happiness will bring a smile to the one who finds the bird... 

Concert for preschool children.

Performers:
Princess - Leila ALIJEVA, vocal
Golden Bird - Laura Purena, vocal
The King of Desert - Māris JĒKABSONS, duduk
Monkey - Nils ĪLE, percussions
Jackal - Rihards PLEŠANOVS, piano
Sand cinema - Guna ZANDERE
Deserted Robbers - RHV Dancers
Karina BERZINS, Head of the Concert

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes

Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: Great Amber in association with Latvijas Koncerti

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11/05/2018
friday 12:00
Programmā:
Milija Balakireva, Fazila Seja, Kamila Sensānsa skaņdarbi un azerbeidžāņu tautas melodijas
The Oriental Concert will tell the story about a far-away kingdom of sand where a mysterious golden bird lives. Jackal, monkey and princess will look for it but happiness will bring a smile to the one who finds the bird...

Concert for preschool children.

Performers:
Princess - Leila ALIJEVA, vocal
Golden Bird - Laura Purena, vocal
The King of Desert - Māris JĒKABSONS, duduk
Monkey - Nils ĪLE, percussions
Jackal - Rihards PLEŠANOVS, piano
Sand cinema - Guna ZANDERE
Deserted Robbers - RHV Dancers
Karina BERZINS, Head of the Concert

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes

Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: Great Amber in association with Latvijas Koncerti


Nearly twenty years ago a new quintet saw the light of day, the aim of which was to bring tradition and modernity in classical music closer to each other. After its inaugurating concert with Schoenberg’s 1906 ‘Kammersymphonie Opus 9’ (Chamber Symphony Opus 9), the ensemble was immediately referred to with the slightly derogatory label ‘contemporary’. But today’s history of music has moved ahead quite significantly in the sense that Schoenberg’s pioneering work is now generally regarded as the logical sequel to the late romantic masterworks of Brahms and Wagner.

In the turbulent years of the early decades of the twentieth century, a totally different, conflicting aesthetics was taking shape in Igor Stravinsky’s music. His career started with the ‘Ballets russes’ in Paris, under the approving eyes of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. And not even the atmosphere of scandal surrounding the creation of ‘Le sacre du printemps’ (The Rite of Spring) could prevent Stravinsky’s later work from conquering for itself quite rapidly a place in our collective memory.

Participants:
Thomas Dieltjens, piano
Wibert Aerts, violin
Martijn Vink, cello
Julien Hervé, clarinet
Toon Fret, flute

Program:
Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, J. BRAHMS
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (arr. T. Mulleman), C. DEBUSSY
Suite from 'L'Histoire du soldat', I. STRAVINSKY
Kammersymphonie (arr. A. Webern), A. SCHÖNBERG


Tickets: € 7,00 – 15,00
Venue: Chamber Hall
Organized by: Great Amber

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15/05/2018
TUESDAY 20:00


Evilena Protektore is a popular Latvian jazz singer. In 2016, she received the Nic Gotham Award for her contribution to jazz music in Latvia. Protektore is known in Latvia from the bands Pieneņu vīns and Jazzatomy. She has participated in several festivals: Pori Jazz (Finland), Limassol Jazz (Cyprus), Live in Blue Bay (Ukraine), and competitions: Riga Jazz Stage (Latvia) and Nomme Jazz (Estonia). She won the Grand Prix at the Jazz Voices 2014 competition in Lithuania. 


Free entrance


Place: Art Space Civita Nova

Organized by: Liepāja Music, Art and Design Secondary School (LMMDV) in cooperation with Great Amber


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17/05/2018
thursday 19:00


Pauls Bankovskis 
Režisors – Dmitrijs Petrenko

Šī gada pavasarī Liepājas teātra mazajā zālē koncertzālē "Lielais dzintars" izrādi veidos režisors Dmitrijs Petrenko, par pamatu ņemot Paula Bankovska nesen iznākušo (2017. gada nogalē) stāstu krājumu "Kur pazuda saimnieks".

Grāmatā ir apkopoti stāsti par dažādiem posmiem Latvijas vēsturē, taču autors to darījis no neierasta skatu punkta – ļaujot par konkrētiem 20. gadsimta nozīmīgiem notikumiem un dažādām situācijām izstāstīt dzīvniekiem, kuru saimnieki tos ir piedzīvojuši. Stāsta krājums jau ir pamanīts un tika nominēts Dienas gada balvai kultūrā!

Iestudējumam izvēlēto stāstu varoņus iemiesos aktieri Kaspars Kārkliņš, Ilze Trukšāne un Armands Kaušelis.

Biļetes: € 12,00
Norises vieta: Eksperimentālā skatuve
Organizē: Liepājas teātris
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18/05/2018
FRIDAY 19:00


Soloist:
Ilze ZARIŅA / violin

Conductor:
Gintaras RINKEVIČIUS

Liepāja Symphony orchestra

Programme:
Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor 
Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Tickets: € 7-20
Place: Great Hall
Organiser: Liepaja Symphony Orchestra
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19/05/2018
saturday 15:00


Pauls Bankovskis 
Režisors – Dmitrijs Petrenko

Šī gada pavasarī Liepājas teātra mazajā zālē koncertzālē "Lielais dzintars" izrādi veidos režisors Dmitrijs Petrenko, par pamatu ņemot Paula Bankovska nesen iznākušo (2017. gada nogalē) stāstu krājumu "Kur pazuda saimnieks".

Grāmatā ir apkopoti stāsti par dažādiem posmiem Latvijas vēsturē, taču autors to darījis no neierasta skatu punkta – ļaujot par konkrētiem 20. gadsimta nozīmīgiem notikumiem un dažādām situācijām izstāstīt dzīvniekiem, kuru saimnieki tos ir piedzīvojuši. Stāsta krājums jau ir pamanīts un tika nominēts Dienas gada balvai kultūrā!

Iestudējumam izvēlēto stāstu varoņus iemiesos aktieri Kaspars Kārkliņš, Ilze Trukšāne un Armands Kaušelis.

Biļetes: € 12,00
Norises vieta: Eksperimentālā skatuve
Organizē: Liepājas teātris
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19/05/2018
Saturday 15:00


Internationally recognised architectural gem - concert hall "Great Amber" invites you on an unusual journey!


On the guided tour you will take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues that offer a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Within the hour long walk you will hear the sounds of vibrations, as the 7-storey building has been turned into a giant musical instrument. During the tour you will find exciting facts about the making of the concert hall, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.

Tickets are available online www.bilesuaparadize.lv, at every “Biļešu paradīze” purchase place in Latvia and at the concert hall "Great Amber" information centre.

No prior application is required; meet with the purchased tickets shortly before the tour - on the first floor of the concert hall, next to the information centre. Tours take place in both Latvian and English.

Tour fees:
Adults - 2.50 euros,
Pupils, students, seniors, group I and II disabled persons - 1.50 euros,
Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.

Please note that visitors may not be allowed in all the premises offered on the tour due to technical, artistic or other circumstances.

Organised by: Great Amber

Contact us:
+371 634 24555
info@lielaisdzintars.lv
www.lielaisdzintars.lv

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26/05/2018
Saturday 15:00


Pauls Bankovskis 
Režisors – Dmitrijs Petrenko

Šī gada pavasarī Liepājas teātra mazajā zālē koncertzālē "Lielais dzintars" izrādi veidos režisors Dmitrijs Petrenko, par pamatu ņemot Paula Bankovska nesen iznākušo (2017. gada nogalē) stāstu krājumu "Kur pazuda saimnieks".

Grāmatā ir apkopoti stāsti par dažādiem posmiem Latvijas vēsturē, taču autors to darījis no neierasta skatu punkta – ļaujot par konkrētiem 20. gadsimta nozīmīgiem notikumiem un dažādām situācijām izstāstīt dzīvniekiem, kuru saimnieki tos ir piedzīvojuši. Stāsta krājums jau ir pamanīts un tika nominēts Dienas gada balvai kultūrā!

Iestudējumam izvēlēto stāstu varoņus iemiesos aktieri Kaspars Kārkliņš, Ilze Trukšāne un Armands Kaušelis.

Biļetes: € 12,00
Norises vieta: Eksperimentālā skatuve
Organizē: Liepājas teātris


On Imants Kalniņš’ 77th birthday his well-known songs, beloved by all generations, theatre music, songs from cartoons and movies, less known opuses, as well as fragments from the oratorio "The poet and a mermaid" will be played. Within the composer's wonderful melodies, entwined with amazing poetry, many generations of our nation have nursed their love for music and patriotic senses; therefore, both old and young listeners are more than welcome to enjoy the concert. 

Performers:
Soloists: Uģis Roze, Raivis Bružis, Sofija Komurņicka, Jaroslavs Orlovs, Viktorija Petrova
Concert host: Rēzija Kalniņa
Concert artistic director: Juris Kļaviņš

Ensembles:
University of Latvia Graduate Choir JUBILATE (artistic director Juris Kļaviņš, concertmaster Ilze Dzērve, choirmasters Andris Mockus and Guntars Felsbergs)
Children’s choir OMNES (conductor Aija Kukule, choirmasters Inese Zālīte and Jolanta Barinska)
Mixed choir INTIS of Liepāja Folk Art and Culture Centre (conductor Ilze Valce, choirmaster Kārlis Millers)
Mixed choir REVERBERĀCIJA of Liepāja Children’s and Youth Centre (conductor Andris Mockus)

Accompanying performers:
Toms Pēteris Korsaks (Keyboard instruments)
Andris Žabris (Percussion)
Mārtiņš Zālīte (Bass)
Aivars Gudrais (Guitar)
Arnis Roze (Bass)
Armands Leja (Keyboard instruments)
Sebastians Macats (Percussion)
Justīne Alise Rozentāle (Flute)


Tickets: € 7-25
Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: Lielais dzintars

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27/05/2018
Sunday 13:00


Internationally recognised architectural gem - concert hall "Great Amber" invites you on an unusual journey!

On the guided tour you will take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues that offer a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Within the hour long walk you will hear the sounds of vibrations, as the 7-storey building has been turned into a giant musical instrument. During the tour you will find exciting facts about the making of the concert hall, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.

Tickets are available online www.bilesuaparadize.lv, at every “Biļešu paradīze” purchase place in Latvia and at the concert hall "Great Amber" information centre.

No prior application is required; meet with the purchased tickets shortly before the tour - on the first floor of the concert hall, next to the information centre. Tours take place in both Latvian and English.

Tour fees:
Adults - 2.50 euros,
Pupils, students, seniors, group I and II disabled persons - 1.50 euros,
Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.

Please note that visitors may not be allowed in all the premises offered on the tour due to technical, artistic or other circumstances.

Organised by: Great Amber

Contact us:
+371 634 24555
info@lielaisdzintars.lv
www.lielaisdzintars.lv


It is a unity of strong like minded individuals coming from different national backgrounds (Latvia, Poland, Sweden and Denmark) and playing music that is about freedom, trust and soul.

Quarte’ts music is influenced by both European and American jazz tradition, folk music from Latvia and other countries as well as classical music, especially from 20th century.

It is a mixture of picturesque soundscapes and compositions that are seen as a starting point of an improvisational journey where the main emphasis is on the interaction. That creates a diverse musical experience of abstraction and melody, meditative calmness and simplicity working together with raw energy and dexterity.

Karlis Auzins quartets album "Images in the Regard of the Central Reference System" has been recognized by music critics all around Europe, and this year it was nominated for the Latvian music awards "Zelta Mikrofons" in 2 nominations.

The concert will feature both compositions from this album and new ones that have been composed more recently.

Participate:
Karlis Auzins- sax
Artur Tuznik- piano
Joel Illerhag- bass
Simon Olderskog Albertsen- drums


Tickets: € 7,00 – 12,00
Venue: Chamber Hall
Organized by: Great Amber

June
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03/06/2018
Sunday 11:00


Internationally recognised architectural gem - concert hall "Great Amber" invites you on an unusual journey!

On the guided tour you will take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues that offer a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Within the hour long walk you will hear the sounds of vibrations, as the 7-storey building has been turned into a giant musical instrument. During the tour you will find exciting facts about the making of the concert hall, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.

Tickets are available online www.bilesuaparadize.lv, at every “Biļešu paradīze” purchase place in Latvia and at the concert hall "Great Amber" information centre.

No prior application is required; meet with the purchased tickets shortly before the tour - on the first floor of the concert hall, next to the information centre. Tour take place in Latvian.

Tour fees:
Adults - 2.50 euros,
Pupils, students, seniors, group I and II disabled persons - 1.50 euros,
Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.

Please note that visitors may not be allowed in all the premises offered on the tour due to technical, artistic or other circumstances.

Organised by: Great Amber

Contact us:
+371 634 24555
info@lielaisdzintars.lv
www.lielaisdzintars.lv

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03/06/2018
Sunday 13:00


Internationally recognised architectural gem - concert hall "Great Amber" invites you on an unusual journey!


On the guided tour you will take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues that offer a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Within the hour long walk you will hear the sounds of vibrations, as the 7-storey building has been turned into a giant musical instrument. During the tour you will find exciting facts about the making of the concert hall, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.

Tickets are available online www.bilesuaparadize.lv, at every “Biļešu paradīze” purchase place in Latvia and at the concert hall "Great Amber" information centre.

No prior application is required; meet with the purchased tickets shortly before the tour - on the first floor of the concert hall, next to the information centre. Tour take place in English.

Tour fees:
Adults - 2.50 euros,
Pupils, students, seniors, group I and II disabled persons - 1.50 euros,
Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.

Please note that visitors may not be allowed in all the premises offered on the tour due to technical, artistic or other circumstances.

Organised by: Great Amber

Contact us:
+371 634 24555
info@lielaisdzintars.lv
www.lielaisdzintars.lv

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07/06/2018
thursday 19:00


Pauls Bankovskis
Režisors – Dmitrijs Petrenko

Šī gada pavasarī Liepājas teātra mazajā zālē koncertzālē "Lielais dzintars" izrādi veidos režisors Dmitrijs Petrenko, par pamatu ņemot Paula Bankovska nesen iznākušo (2017. gada nogalē) stāstu krājumu "Kur pazuda saimnieks".

Grāmatā ir apkopoti stāsti par dažādiem posmiem Latvijas vēsturē, taču autors to darījis no neierasta skatu punkta – ļaujot par konkrētiem 20. gadsimta nozīmīgiem notikumiem un dažādām situācijām izstāstīt dzīvniekiem, kuru saimnieki tos ir piedzīvojuši. Stāsta krājums jau ir pamanīts un tika nominēts Dienas gada balvai kultūrā!

Iestudējumam izvēlēto stāstu varoņus iemiesos aktieri Kaspars Kārkliņš, Ilze Trukšāne un Armands Kaušelis.

Biļetes: € 12,00
Norises vieta: Eksperimentālā skatuve
Organizē: Liepājas teātris
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09/06/2018
Saturday 20:00


Performers:
Rihards Kolmanis – Guitar, Voice
Elvis Arturs Lintins – Keyboards
Sintija Grigorjeva – Bass, Voice
Peteris Zile - Drums

Coolmans Report is a Blues-Fusion band from Latvia consisting of four Berklee College of Music (USA) students. Despite their young age the band has already performed in some of the biggest festivals in Europe like “Skoda Jazz Festival”(BE), “Sierra Blues Festival”(CH), “Positivus”(LV), “Saulkrasti Jazz”(LV), “Bliuzo Naktys”(LT) and has also performed around England, Belgium, Switzerland, Estonia, Lithuania and their home country Latvia.

Coolmans Report has also been a great support band for various artists including Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep, UK), Angela Brown (Chicago, USA), Shanna Waterstown (Chicago, USA), Eugene ‘Hideaway ‘Bridges (New Orleans, USA), Krissy Matthews (UK), Justina Lee Brown (Nigeria).

The dream and goal is music as an art form where it's development and truthfulness can never be lost. While performing the band strives to achieve something more from music than just sounds and delivers it to the audience.

Tickets from € 7.00 at www.bilesuparadize.lv

Duration of event: 1h 30 min

Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: Great Amber

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10/06/2018
Sunday 11:00


Internationally recognised architectural gem - concert hall "Great Amber" invites you on an unusual journey!


On the guided tour you will take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues that offer a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Within the hour long walk you will hear the sounds of vibrations, as the 7-storey building has been turned into a giant musical instrument. During the tour you will find exciting facts about the making of the concert hall, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.

Tickets are available online www.bilesuaparadize.lv, at every “Biļešu paradīze” purchase place in Latvia and at the concert hall "Great Amber" information centre.

No prior application is required; meet with the purchased tickets shortly before the tour - on the first floor of the concert hall, next to the information centre. Tour take place in Latvian.

Tour fees:
Adults - 2.50 euros,
Pupils, students, seniors, group I and II disabled persons - 1.50 euros,
Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.

Please note that visitors may not be allowed in all the premises offered on the tour due to technical, artistic or other circumstances.

Organised by: Great Amber

Contact us:
+371 634 24555
info@lielaisdzintars.lv
www.lielaisdzintars.lv

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10/06/2018
Sunday 13:00


Internationally recognised architectural gem - concert hall "Great Amber" invites you on an unusual journey!


On the guided tour you will take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues that offer a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Within the hour long walk you will hear the sounds of vibrations, as the 7-storey building has been turned into a giant musical instrument. During the tour you will find exciting facts about the making of the concert hall, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.

Tickets are available online www.bilesuaparadize.lv, at every “Biļešu paradīze” purchase place in Latvia and at the concert hall "Great Amber" information centre.

No prior application is required; meet with the purchased tickets shortly before the tour - on the first floor of the concert hall, next to the information centre. Tour take place in English.

Tour fees:
Adults - 2.50 euros,
Pupils, students, seniors, group I and II disabled persons - 1.50 euros,
Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.

Please note that visitors may not be allowed in all the premises offered on the tour due to technical, artistic or other circumstances.

Organised by: Great Amber

Contact us:
+371 634 24555
info@lielaisdzintars.lv
www.lielaisdzintars.lv

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12/06/2018
TUESDAY 20:00


Drummer, percussionist and composer Kaspars Kurdeko has studied music in Amsterdam and New York. He has won a prestigious international award with the jazz quartet DekoMotion and the award of the best performer at Keep Aye Jazz Award 2010 in the Netherlands. Now, the musician has been active in various projects with Spyros Manises Trio (Greece–Portugal), Tree Stones (the Baltics), Verner Pohjola (Finland), and Francesco Bearzatti (France). 

Free entrance

Place: Art Space Civita Nova
Organized by: Liepāja Music, Art and Design Secondary School (LMMDV) in cooperation with Great Amber


Intara Busuļa un Abonementa orķestra koncerti “AR MUMS" 

2018. gads Intara Busuļa kolektīvam ir dažādu svinību gads un svinēt dzīvi tiem patīk.

Intars priecājas, ka gadu no gada klausītāji to dara kopā ar mums. Nākošajā gadā teju pusei no kolektīva svinam 40 gadu jubilejas. Kārlis Lācis aprēķināja, ka pirmais mūsu kopdarbs - albums “KINO”, iznācis tieši pirms 10 gadiem.

Drīz, jau pavasarī, iznāks albuma “Nākamā pietura” II. daļa, ar dziesmām krievu valodā, pirmatskaņojumi būs dzirdami tieši koncertos Jūrmalā un Rēzeknē.

Gaidāmajos koncertos kopā ar Intaru un Abonementa orķestri uz skatuves kāps arī Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris.

www.liepājassimfoniskais.lv

Biļetes: € 15.00-35.00
Norises vieta: Lielā zāle
Organizē: Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris


Intara Busuļa un Abonementa orķestra koncerti “AR MUMS"


2018. gads Intara Busuļa kolektīvam ir dažādu svinību gads un svinēt dzīvi tiem patīk.

Intars priecājas, ka gadu no gada klausītāji to dara kopā ar mums. Nākošajā gadā teju pusei no kolektīva svinam 40 gadu jubilejas. Kārlis Lācis aprēķināja, ka pirmais mūsu kopdarbs - albums “KINO”, iznācis tieši pirms 10 gadiem.

Drīz, jau pavasarī, iznāks albuma “Nākamā pietura” II. daļa, ar dziesmām krievu valodā, pirmatskaņojumi būs dzirdami tieši koncertos Jūrmalā un Rēzeknē.

Gaidāmajos koncertos kopā ar Intaru un Abonementa orķestri uz skatuves kāps arī Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris.

www.liepājassimfoniskais.lv

Biļetes: € 15.00-35.00
Norises vieta: Lielā zāle
Organizē: Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris

×
17/06/2018
Sunday 11:00


Internationally recognised architectural gem - concert hall "Great Amber" invites you on an unusual journey!


On the guided tour you will take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues that offer a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Within the hour long walk you will hear the sounds of vibrations, as the 7-storey building has been turned into a giant musical instrument. During the tour you will find exciting facts about the making of the concert hall, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.

Tickets are available online www.bilesuaparadize.lv, at every “Biļešu paradīze” purchase place in Latvia and at the concert hall "Great Amber" information centre.

No prior application is required; meet with the purchased tickets shortly before the tour - on the first floor of the concert hall, next to the information centre. Tour take place in Latvian.

Tour fees:
Adults - 2.50 euros,
Pupils, students, seniors, group I and II disabled persons - 1.50 euros,
Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.
Please note that visitors may not be allowed in all the premises offered on the tour due to technical, artistic or other circumstances.

Organised by: Great Amber

Contact us:
+371 634 24555
info@lielaisdzintars.lv
www.lielaisdzintars.lv

×
17/06/2018
Sunday 13:00


Internationally recognised architectural gem - concert hall "Great Amber" invites you on an unusual journey!


On the guided tour you will take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues that offer a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Within the hour long walk you will hear the sounds of vibrations, as the 7-storey building has been turned into a giant musical instrument. During the tour you will find exciting facts about the making of the concert hall, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.

Tickets are available online www.bilesuaparadize.lv, at every “Biļešu paradīze” purchase place in Latvia and at the concert hall "Great Amber" information centre.

No prior application is required; meet with the purchased tickets shortly before the tour - on the first floor of the concert hall, next to the information centre. Tour take place in English.

Tour fees:
Adults - 2.50 euros,
Pupils, students, seniors, group I and II disabled persons - 1.50 euros,
Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.

Please note that visitors may not be allowed in all the premises offered on the tour due to technical, artistic or other circumstances.

Organised by: Great Amber

Contact us:
+371 634 24555
info@lielaisdzintars.lv
www.lielaisdzintars.lv


World in Great Amber / Luxembourg


Dock In Absolute is a stellar trio from Luxembourg comprised of Jean-Philippe Koch on piano, David Kintziger on bass and Nate Wong on drums, young musicians who breathed new life into the music scene and having studied at the Berklee College of Music Boston, Codarts University of Arts Rotterdam, Hochschule für Musik Saarbrücken.

With a shared love of jazz, they combine different styles of progressive Jazz, classical and rock, playing the pianist’s own compositions and co-created their unique jazz style in 2012.

Its music is sparkling, varying, forceful, pressing, rich in twists and turns in mood: from lyrical to unrestrainable, from wild to graceful, from virtuosic and crystalline to assertive and dramatic, from subdued to airy and demonstrative. It can be charged-up one moment and calm the next, then take off again to reach vibrant sounds. An endless variety of melodic cells, often with a hypnotic pattern, alternating against a flamboyant, bright sonic background with unfaltering dynamics, never a half-way approach from this trio. Dock In Absolute proves that Jazz has myriads of stories to tell: thus, it should be allowed free rein.

Dock In Absolute has recently been named the “Export Artist of the Year” by music:LX in result of being the most active band in Luxembourg.

Their fresh approach to jazz allowed them to push boundaries, to touch a wide audience and to explore the potential of new unique wave of sounds while adding strength to the jazz field.


Duration of the concert: 1 hour 30 minutes

Tickets from € 7.00 at www.bilesuparadize.lv

Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: Great Amber

July


Tenora Jura Vizbuļa solokoncerts Latvijas simtgadē veltīts vienam no izcilākajiem latviešu komponistiem - Emīlam Dārziņam un viņa īpašajām pērlēm Latvijas mūzikā - solodziesmām.

Koncertā izskanēs Emīla Dārziņa solodziesmu izlase, kurās atspoguļojas komponista dvēsele un dziļā jūtu pasaule. Solodziesmas, kuras caurstrāvo komponista personība, pārdzīvojumi dzīvē un mākslā, viņa dedzīgā mīlestība, ilgas, sāpes, ciešanas, cerības un sapņi.

Pāri visam skan kvēla mīlestība uz dzīvi un Latviju!

Tenors Juris Vizbulis Emīla Dārziņa solodziemas izvēlējies savai soloprogrammai, jo tās mūziķim ir emocionāli ļoti tuvas . Emīla Dārziņa personība, viņa dzīves un daiļrades stāsts vienmēr ir ļoti saistījis un aizkustinājis mākslinieku. Pirmo reizi mākslinieks iepazinies ar Emīla Dārziņa solodziesmām jau 15 gadu vecumā, kad viņu īpaši aizkustinājusi dziesma “Pazudusī laimīte”. Katrai Emīla Dārziņa solodziesmai tenors Juris Vizbulis pieskaras ar mīlestību un lielu cieņu, uzsverot, ka katra dziesma ir kā liela atklāsme par komponista dvēseles pārdzīvojumiem, nebeidzamajām ilgām mīlēt un būt mīlētam.

“Rezignācija- ilgoties, dzīvot, mīlēt, baudīt un ciest.” Tā tenors Juris Vizbulis raksturo solokoncerta ideju, izvēloties nosaukumam dramatiskās Emīla Dārziņa solodziemas nosaukumu - “Rezignācija”.

Koncertā izskanēs arī Emīla Dārziņu laikabiedru Jāņa Poruka un Raiņa dzeja Jaunā Rīgas teātra aktiera Ivara Krasta lasījumā, kura sasauksies ar mūzikā atpsoguļotajām jūtām un pārdzīvojumiem.

Juris Vizbulis ir viens no Latvijas spilgtākajiem jaunajiem tenoriem, kurš ar savu balsi un šarmu sajūsminājis klausītājus gan Latvijā, gan ārzemēs. Dziedātajs piedalās operās, operetēs, sniedz solokoncertus, aktīvi koncertē gan Latvijā , gan ārvalstīs galvenokārt Itālijā, Anglijā, Austrijā un Francijā, veidojot garīgās mūzikas programmas balsij un ērģelēm, piedaloties dažādos mūzikas projektos un kamermūzikas koncertos.

Īpaši cieša sadarbība izveidojusies Francijā, kur dziedātājs viesojas jau trešo gadu pēc kārtas ar saviem solokoncertiem, sadarbojoties ar franču ērģelniekiem, koncertējot baznīcās.

Juris Vizbulis dziedājis V.A.Mocarta operā “Bastiens un Bastienna”atveidojis Bastiena lomu, Herolda lomu kameroperā“Līsistrate” Šveices un Latvijas kopprojektā.

Tenors Juris Vizbulis šobrīd piedalās arī Latvijas Nacionālās operas un baleta iestudējumos V. A. Mocarta “Mazā burvju flauta” , P. Čaikovska operā“Jevgeņijs Oņegins”, J. Štrausa operetē “Sikspārnis”.

Kā solists piedalījies arī tādu lielo formu skaņdarbu atskaņojumos kā M.A.Charpentier “Te Deum”, K.Sen-Sanss “Ziemassvētku oratorija”, R.Dubra “Ziemassvētku kantāte”.

Koncertā piedalīsies pianists Rūdolfs Vanks. Pianists koncertējis Vācijā, Dānijā, Šveicē, Nīderlandē, Somijā, Francijā, Singapūrā, Malaizijā un Armēnijā u.c. Paralēli aktīvai solista darbībai, īpašu lomu pianista dzīvē ieņem kamermūzika, kur mūziķim ir īpaši sasniegumi sadarbojoties ar dažādiem mūziķiem.

Piedalījies vairāk nekā piecpadsmit starptautiskajos konkursos, to skaitā iegūta II vieta Torneo Internazionale di Musica Itālijā, Veronā un I vieta Montrond les Bains konkursā Francijā kā arī I vieta Jeunesses Musicales konkursā Bukarestē, Rumānijā u.c. Piedalījies Holland Music Sessions rīkotajos koncertos Nīderlandē, Pimu klaviermūzikas festivālā Helsinkos, Kabardjesas pianistu festivālā Francijā, Summerwinds mūzikas festivālā Minsterē, Šlezvigas Holšteinas mūzikas festivālā Vācijā, Riva del Garda mūzikas festivālā Itālijā, Kopenhāgenas kamermūzikas festivālā un La Schubertiade koncertos Šveicē.

Koncerta programmā izvēlētas gan visu iemīļotās , gan retāk atskaņotās Emīla Dārziņa solodziesmas. Jāatzīmē, ka klausītāju iemīļoto solodziesmu ar A. Puškina vārdiem “Spāniešu romance” Juris Vizbulis izpildīs īpašā Emīla Dārziņa dzīves laika 1905. gada redakcijā.

Norises vieta: Kamerzāle
Organizē: Biedrība Mākslas pieskāriens


“Real music by real musicians,” the famous artist Prince was able to give the most precise characteristics regarding the musicals spirit and joy, which describes Boney Fields perfectly. Just like Prince, the Chicago born trumpet player Boney Fields is part of this generation of African-American musicians born to tame the stage.


Boney Fields faithfully merges Funkand Blues, the two sides of the same Great Black Music, and is an unstoppable showman who will bring energetic funk and blues rhythms to Liepaja Concert Hall during the summer heat.

"Nothing beats the pleasure that you get from being in front of a crowd surrounded by your band, making music together," /Boney Fields/

A relentless showman, Boney Fields makes his music travel in each and every corner of the planet when invited to prestigious festivals such as Jazz à Vienne, Jazzin Marciac, Madajazzcar, Tabarka Jazz Festival… It is during these shows that he perfected the vibrant repertoire of his 6th album, a record made with the help of a renewed collective of musicians.

Growing up both to ghetto songs and Gospel songs praised by his parents, Boney Fields chose a unique voice, his own, that he enhanced with the practice of an instrument, the trumpet. The two-fold talent of this singer/trumpet player propelled him from one session to the next along side legends such as Lucky Peterson, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Liz Mc Comb, as well as George Clinton, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley or Bootsy Collins.

On stage Boney will be joined by the band Elastic (exBite's Blues band):
Raitis Kalnins - Drums
Roberts Romanovs - Bass
Oskars Stolse - Semerovs–Harmonica, vocals
Rihards Berzins - Piano , organ
Special guest:
Igors "REBEL" Novikovs - Guitar , vocals


Tickets from € 7.00 at www.bilesuparadize.lv
Duration of the concert: 1 hour 40 minutes
Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: Great Amber

August
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23/08/2018
ceturtdiena 19:00


Iztēlojieties mirdzošu jūru, saulē zaigojošas bangas, Venēciju vai uz visiem laikiem zudušo Staburagu, bezgalīgu okeānu vai lietuslāses, kas, vienmuļi pilot no pelēkajām debesīm, skar dvēseli… Ūdens visā tā daudzveidībā un ūdens kā noskaņu spogulis cilvēka emocijām...

Ūdens tēma klaviermūzikā un vizuālos priekšstatos… Ūdens kā neizsīkstošs iedvesmas avots… Un ūdens pianistes Artas Arnicānes izsmalcinātajās interpretācijās un režisora Uģa Brikmaņa redzējumā…

Piedalās: Arta Arnicāne - klavieres, Uģis Brikmanis - režija, video.

Programmā: Jāzeps Vītols, Moriss Ravēls, Jānis Ķepītis, Ferencs Lists, Romualds Jermaks, Klods Debisī, Lučāno Berio, Edvards Grīgs, Francis Šūberts, Frederiks Šopēns.

Norises vieta: Kamerzāle
Organizē: Nodibinājums Via Cultura
September
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02/09/2018
svētdiena 18:00


Nekas jau nebeidzas


Rudenī vairākās Latvijas pilsētās notiks pazīstamā Liepājas rokmūziķa Ivo Fomina 50 gadu jubilejas koncertturneja "Nekas jau nebeidzas". Koncertos Ivo gan kopā ar pavadošo grupu, gan viesiem, kuru vārdi pagaidām vēl netiek atklāti, sola atskaņot lielāko daļu dziesmu, kas skanējušas viņa rokmūziķa karjeras laikā. "Gribu, lai tas būtu eleganti un ar glanci - sākot no tā laika, kad es, muzicējot kopā ar Tomasu Kleinu, kļuvu par to, kas tagad esmu," saka mūziķis, kurš uzstājies kopā gan ar grupām "Neptūns" un "Melnā princese", "Liepājas brāļi" u.c., un kura repertuārā bijušas Raimonda Paula, Zigmara Liepiņa un citu skaņražu dziesmas. Koncertos tiks prezentēts arī jaunais albums, pie kura tapšanas Ivo Fomins pašreiz strādā un kuru laist klajā iecerēts 1.septembrī.


Biļetes: € 12,00 – 20,00

Norises vieta: Lielā zāle
Organizē:  Art Management Group


Jau vairākus gadus Ieva Ezeriete (soprāns), Lāsma Meldere‐Šestakova un Vitalijs Šestakovs (baroka vijoles), un Aigars Reinis (ērģeļpozitīvs) pēta un strādā pie dažādiem nezināmiem un mazpazīstamiem komponistu rokarakstiem un darbiem, kuri radīti tieši balsij ar divām vijolēm un continuo. 17. gadsimtā, kad strauji mainījās pasaules filosofiskais redzējums, kad pār racionālo virsroku guva cilvēka emocijas, mainījās arī mūzikas uzdevumi un mērķi.

Musica poetica ir termins, ar kuru apzīmē mūzikas komponēšanas mākslu 16. un 17. gadsimtā Vācijā. Tolaik komponista uzdevums bija saistīts ar aktīvu emociju izsaukšanu klausītājā. Arī Latvija var lepoties ar vairākiem tālaika mūzikas lielmeistariem, un šis ir koncertstāsts par Johanu Fišeru un Filipu Heinrihu Erlebahu - diviem kapelmeistariem, kuru mūzika reiz skanējusi kā Kurzemes hercoga galmā, tā Rīgā un dažādās Vācijas pilsētās.

Piedalās: Aigars Reinis ērģeļpozitīvs, Ieva Ezeriete - soprāns, Lāsma Meldere‐Šestakova - baroka vijole, Vitālijs Šestakovs - baroka vijole.

Programmā: Johans Fišers, Filips Heinrihs Erlebahs

Norises vieta: Kamerzāle
Organizē: Nodibinājums Via Cultura

October
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06/10/2018
Saturday 19:00


The LNSO season opening concert will see the premiere of Pēteris Vasks’ new work, commissioned by the LNSO – Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra. The composition was created with the support from Latvia’s Centenary Celebration programme, and the solo will be performed by the world-famous solo performer Albrecht Mayer, principal oboist of the Berliner Philharmoniker. On the conductor’s podium – LNSO music director and chief conductor Andris Poga.


Pēteris Vasks’ music has been attracting an ever greater international recognition since the early 90s, and the composer’s new works premiere abroad – instead of his homeland – increasingly more often. A sought-after author, Vasks receives commissions from influential organisations and brilliant, world-renowned musicians; therefore, the first performance of a Vasks’ work is a rare honour in Latvia in recent years.


In addition to Vasks’ new work, Andris Poga included the following compositions in the programme: Pēteris Vasks’ Musica appassionata (2002), a passionate testimony to the force of life, and Symphony No. 6, a monumental, lavish and vital work by the symphony music giant of the Romantic era, Anton Bruckner.


Albrecht Mayer is the principal oboe of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1992, a world-famous soloist and chamber musician, and a workshop teacher in large international festivals. His stage partners include Hélène Grimaud, Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Fogt, and Thomas Quasthoff. Mayer has received the ECHO-Klassik award. Albrecht Mayer’s last visit to Riga was in May, 2013, when he played the solo and led the performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s compositions in the LNSO season closing concert.


Participants:

The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor:

Andris Poga

Soloist/-s:

Albrecht Mayer


Venue: Great Hall

Organised by: Great Amber in cooperation with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra



In October of this year one of the world’s best symphonic orchestras will play in Liepaja Concert Hall – Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestra, which has a rich legacy with the new music director, distinguished conductor, winner of several Grammy awards Andris Nelsons as its Gewandhauskapellmeister. With the participation of the internationally recognised soprano Kristīne Opolais.  


Programme – new composition of Andris Dzenītis “Māra”, compositions from operas of Pyotr Tchaikovsky “Eugene Onegin”, “The Oprichnik”, “The Queen of Spades” and Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1.


Concert is organised as part of the concert series “Dzimuši Latvijā” devoted to the One Hundred Year Anniversary of Latvia.

Tickets: € 40,00-150,00

Venue: Great Hall

Organised by: Association La buona musica / Good Music



“Flow of life, stream of time, pulsating sound of the strings of life…and we share the same boat with a certain person in this flow of life – the reality of art and music that stops this flow for a moment and saves us from existential puzzles, creating beauty from the best and most exciting desires and wildest, most delicate emotions, to take us in the harmonious swirl of contrasts. This unstoppable desire to get closer to people, to belong to them creates songs that when heard and experienced by coevals, become almost like folk songs of this era. Ieva Akuratere and Juris Kulakovs in a boat of music, adorned with the oars of songs... may the “Gandrīz tautasdziesma” begin!”


The first part of the concert will provide the most distinguished excerpts from Juris Kulakovs “Mistērijas par Rīgu”, Veidenbaums cycle, cantata “Vēstules uz bruģa” and cantata “Sarkanais vilciens”, performances, rock operas, compositions of instrumental music etc.


Ieva Akuratere, in a white dress and playing a white guitar, will sing the Latvian folk song “Kas kait Rīgas meitiņām”, her song “Vanags” and other compositions.


The second part of the concert – greatest hits of the group “Pērkons”, including “Zaļā dziesma”, “Slidotava”, “Labu vakar”, “Dziesma par sapumpuroto zaru”, “Gandrīz tautasdziesma”, “Mana dienišķā dziesma” and many others.


Price: € 12.00–25.00

Venue: Great Hall

Organised by: Art Management Group



Magnificent concert of melodies from the most beautiful musicals in the world is brought to Liepaja - “Sounds of the Music”, including passages from the world-famous musicals “Mamma Mia”, “Les Miserables”, “The Phantom of The Opera”, “Cabaret”, “Cats”, “La La Land” etc.

Together with the Symphony Orchestra of Jāzeps Mediņš Riga Secondary School of Music, Conductor Pēteris Plūme, the best singing actors from Latvian theatres will perform in the concert - Ieva Puķe and Ģirts Rāviņš (Valmiera Drama Theatre), Ērika Eglija and Gints Andžāns (Dailes Theatre), Edgars Pujāts and Inese Kučinska (Liepaja Theatre), as well as actors from the National Theatre Līga Zeļģe and Uldis Siliņš.

“When I sing passages from musicals, I am very excited because I don’t do it frequently, but at the same time I am delighted by the beautiful, inspiring music and I return to my study years when together with our excellent vocal coach Anita Garanča, who sadly, has passed away, we worked on popular music scores,” says actress of Valmiera Drama Theatre Ieva Puķe; and actor of Liepaja Theatre Edgars Pujāts adds that musicals are very familiar to him as his debut on the stage of Liepaja Theatre was actually a musical “The Fantastic”. “Therefore, I feel very close to classical musicals,” Edgars adds.

Actor of Dailes Theatre Gints Andžāns is also eagerly waiting these concerts as he considers it a great honour for an actor to perform in the accompaniment of a symphony orchestra. “But the biggest challenge will be to sing songs from popular musicals once performed by excellent artists, and sing them as well as they did. I am very satisfied that people want to hear this music and it also lives on after the end of the performances,” says Gints Andžāns.

Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: Art Management Group

November


Zemgale is the land of the plough and sword where fertility mixes with death. We can hear military marches, funeral music, canonised legends and bold open-air parties of brass bands here. Wide fields turn into battle fields and burial grounds that are turned into fields again and Latvian literary language, first presidents and statesmen, great poets and strong poetesses prosper here. Zemgale is as wide as the horizon and the state of Latvia is like the River Lielupe here, as during the spring floods, all lost souls meet as streams in this historical lowland.
/Inese Zandere/

Performers:
Latvian Radio Choir, Latvian Radio Big Band, soloists.
Musical director and conductor: Sigvards Kļava
Libretto author: Inese Zandere
Director, video artist: Roberts Rubīns

“Ring of Latvia” is one of the most ambitious projects for the centenary of Latvia. It is cherished by Sigurds Kļava - the artistic director and conductor of the Latvian Radio Choir. Four conceptually different rings and sets of music will highlight and emphasise the specifics, wealth and energy of each region of Latvia through the views of local residents. The unique cultural heritage of Latgale includes the unique phenomenon of traditional music. The sea power of Kurzeme surges through the everyday lives of people. The national string of Vidzeme offers symbolic room for patriotism. Zemgale has a vast horizon in which the streams of people’s souls come together.

The idea involves 16 concert performances that will be presented in a cycle at four concert halls in Latvia. A different artistic and creative team will shape the ring of each region of Latvia: Inese Mičule, Reinis Suhanovs, Roberts Rubīns, Māris Sirmais, Inese Zandere, Katrīna Neiburga, Guna Kalnača, Jānis Mitrēvics and “Dd studio”, the State Academic Choir Latvija, the Latvian Radio Big Band, the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, and others. Sigvards Kļava, the author of the idea, and his Latvian Radio Choir will participate in all concerts of the project.

Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: Great Amber in association with Latvijas Koncerti


“Menuets” – it is a consciousness that has lived for two centuries and it will continue to live in the hearts of Latvian people for many more. “Menuets” does not only bring nostalgic memories about past times but also shows us that we are living here and now. The band has been successful not only in Latvia but also in many other places of the world, performing in Finland, Portugal, Germany and other countries. During the performances the band gained the trust of thousand fans who connect the songs of “Menuets” with their memories about youth. Melodies we know so well and texts we can sing along to... Especially those who are 40 and above. This will be returning to our youth when we were hippy girls and boys who had fun at house parties and played tuned guitars in our yards, starting and ending every party with the song “Alvas zaldātiņi”.


The Anniversary Concert Programme in Autumn 2018 includes the most beautiful and popular songs of “Menuets” written by the Composer Imants Kalniņš: “Viņi dejoja vienu vasaru”, “Alvas zaldātiņi”, “Dzeguzes balss”, “Balāde par Johanu”, “Dziesma, ar ko tu sācies”, “Četri balti krekli”, “Viņi dejoja vienu vasaru” and others, as well as songs from the early period of the band with authors Adrians Kukuvass, Juris Sējāns and Juris Kulakovs.


The following musicians Inese Pabērza, Adrians Kukuvass, Baiba Jagere, Juris Kulakovs, Juris Sējāns, Leons Sējāns, Raimonds Bartaševics and Ikars Ruņģis still perform in the band “Menuets”. It is interesting to note that Adrians Kukuvass, Raimonds Bartaševičs, Leons Sējāns and Juris Sējāns are the first Honorary Citizens of Jurmala Town.


Price: € 12.00–25.00

Venue: Great Hall

Organised by: Art Management Group


January


Norises vieta: Lielā Zāle

Organizē: Worldstars

About

In the city of Liepāja, the dream of a grand concert hall of its own has been alive for almost a century. The dream materialized at the end of 2015. The new concert hall Great Amber is a regional centre of culture and events, home to the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Liepaja Music, Art and Design High School, as well as the concert hall’s manager and event producer - LLC Great Amber.

The concert hall Great Amber comprises eight stories and 14,126 m². It has three concert halls – the Great Hall with 1,000 seats, the Chamber Hall with 200 seats and the Experimental Stage with 120 seats, which are complemented by the Art Space Civita Nova on the 1st floor, the Hall of Mirrors on the 6th floor and the cafe and restaurant TINTO.




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  „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)

Experience Great Amber
Excellent acoustics and functionality for your planned event: for symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, choir, pop music (with  sound systems), ballet and other performances as well as for congresses, conferences, etc. Maximum number of seats: 1000.
Excellent acoustics for chamber music concerts. Great functionality for seminars, lectures, banquets and corporate events. Area: 170 m2. Maximum number of seats: 200 (144 in the hall, 56 in the balcony).
Particularly suitable for theatre performances, conferences, seminars and corporate events. The hall has a panoramic view to the city. Area: 151.9 m2. Number of seats: 150 (placement of hall’s seats can be changed and adjusted to event’s objective).

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


The structural unit of Liepaja Music, art and design high school – Emilis Melngailis Music School is currently the only higher professional educational institution in Southern Courland offering the qualification of a musician. 386 students are acquiring education in vocational programs (children’s music school) and vocational secondary educational programs (music high school).


The history of the school began in 1922 when the Latvian composer, conductor and organist Adolfs Abele established the Liepaja State Conservatory, however it has been carrying the name of Emilis Melngailis since 1954. Since 1 September 2016, as a result of a reorganization the school was merged into Liepaja Art and design school, thus acquiring the name – Liepaja Music, art and design high school.


The music school implements diverse educational programs – keyboard, string instrument, percussion and wind instrument play, as well as the vocal music, conducting, music history and theory. In recent years, two new programs have been added to the already vast offer – music (jazz and popular music) and music project management.


The school employs professional and highly qualified pedagogues, moreover – each year brings new teachers to the staff.


Students have the opportunity to participate in master classes, to go on exchange programs, get involved in creative projects, as well as to play in various student bodies: girls’ choir, boys’ choir, symphony orchestra, brass band and bigband. All of it is done for one aim – to raise a strong and self-assured generation that will form the basis of the culture of Liepaja and Latvia, the greatest treasure of ours.


www.lmmdv.lv


Liepāja var lepoties ar vecāko profesionālo teātri Latvijā. Liepājas teātrim ir bagātīga vēsture, kurā daudzi mākslinieki ir radījuši leģendas par savu laiku. Šīm leģendām kopā ar Liepājas vārdu nav laika un telpas ierobežojumi.

Pēdējos gados Liepājas teātris ir kļuvis par nozīmīgu Latvijas kultūras pērli un vērtīgu spēlētāju teātra nozarē valstī. To pierāda teātra sasniegumi gan gadskārtējā Latvijas teātru skatē “Spēlmaņu nakts”, gan dalība dažādos starptautiskajos festivālos.

Lai nodrošinātu iespēju saviem skatītājiem izrādīt vairāk mazās formas izrādes, Liepājas teātris koncertzāles “Lielais dzintars” eksperimentālās zāles telpās iestudē monoizrādes un citus mazās formas iestudējumus. Telpās notiek izrāžu mēģinājumi un nodarbības Liepājas Universitātes jaunās studiju programmas “Aktiermāksla” studentiem.

Pašlaik teātra repertuārā ir trīs mazās formas izrādes uz eksperimentālās zāles skatuves:
Eksperimentālajā zālē ir 100 skatītāju vietas.

Liepājas teātra vīzija – Mēs esam mīlēti Mājās un atpazīti Eiropā!


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

www.tinto.lv

Services

Excellent acoustics and functionality

Internationally acclaimed architectural pearl the Great Amber Concert Hall in Liepaja offers guided group tours! An hour-long tour takes the visitors through all the Great Amber halls – from the Civita Nova Art Space on the 1st floor and the Chamber Hall on the 2nd floor, to the Great Hall then finishing the tour by visiting Civita Nova 6 and the Experimental Stage on the 6th floor. During the tour, the visitors get to know impressive facts about the new construction, the building process, the artistic programme and the wide array of opportunities. 

Tour price – EUR 2.50 for adults, EUR 1.50 for pupils, students, seniors and people with disabilities, the tour is free of charge for children up to 7 years old.

If there is lees than 10 persons in a group, the price for the group tour is 20 EUR.

Excursion must be booked at least 3 days in advance.

For more information and applications, call the Great Amber information centre +371 634 24 555 or send an email to info@lielaisdzintars.lv

The information centre is open from 10 am to 8 pm, on Sundays – from 10 am to 3 pm.

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


Discounts for events organised by Lielais dzintars, Ltd.

For:  
Students 25%
Seniors 20%
Teachers, professors 20%
Disabled persons group I/II 50%
Honorary Liepaja Citizen and Liepaja Citizen of the Year 30% 


Group tickets:
Tickets from EUR 7 to 15:
10-19 persons 10%
20-29 persons 20%
30+ persons 30% 


Tickets above EUR 15:
10-19 persons 10%
20-29 persons 15%
30+ persons 20% 


Family tickets:
2 adults + 2 (or more) children 20%
1 adult + 2 (or more) children 20% 


GREAT AMBER CONCERT HALL IN LIEPAJA

Information centre and application for guided tours:

Phone: +371 63424555

Email: info@lielaisdzintars.lv 


Working hours:
Mon.-Sat. 10:00-20:00
Sun. 10:00-15:00


Doors are open one hour before an event 


Great Amber Concert Hall,

Radio iela 8, Liepaja, LV 3401

www.lielaisdzintars.lv


Ticket offices:
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www.bilesuserviss.lv 


Contacts:
Info line: + 371  6 34 24555
E-mail: info@lielaisdzintars.lv 


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