The city of Liepāja has dreamt of a concert hall of its own for almost a century. This dream was realised at the end of 2015. The Great Amber concert hall is now the main regional centre for cultural events. It is home to the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, and to the Liepaja Music, Art, and Design High School.
Amber - the symbol of Liepāja, and of the Baltic Sea - is central to the architectural concept of the concert hall, as is its function as a cultural and artistic centre. Austrian architect Prof. Volker Giencke has, through his plans, created a true portrait of music, frozen in time and in amber.