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Dzintari Concert Hall
A natural and architectural pearl at the Baltic Sea, the Dzintari Concert Hall complex includes an elegant concert hall built in the 1930s, with excellent acoustics – the Small Hall, and the summer concert garden built in the 1960s – the Great Hall.
Dzintari Concert Hall is a popular concert venue with not only prominent Latvian performers, but also world-famous artists who say that it is the special aura that brings them back again and again.
A concert season at the Dzintari Concert Hall would be unimaginable without performances by Maestro Raimonds Pauls, opera star Inese Galante, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, and the world-famous conductor and violinist Gidon Kremer’s orchestra Kremerata Baltica.
A great variety of concerts are performed at the concert hall, from folk and classical music to rock and pop music.
Annual jazz and classical music festivals at Dzintari Concert Hall have become a long-standing tradition, as well as an international comedy festival, shows by Russia’s Club of the Funny and Inventive People, the impressive ballet festival Ballet Stars in Jurmala, and the international classical music festival Summertime.
History of Dzintari Concert Hall
The story of Dzintari Concert Hall goes back to the end of the 19th century, when it served as the concert garden of Edinburgh resort.
The Small Hall was built in 1936 as a project combining features of Classicism and National Romanticism. Old, restored wooden interior and rows of seats surrounded by columns create a special feeling of intimacy. The Small Hall can seat up to 500.
The Great Hall was built as an annex to the Small Hall in 1960, it was the first open-air concert hall in Latvia. The concert hall is open every summer. The Great Hall has 2,024 seats and hosts around a hundred concerts a season.
During reconstruction in 2004 to 2006, the park at the concert hall was expanded and beautified, and the wings of the Great Hall now spatially merge with the view of Jurmala dunes.