With the support of the Uniting History Foundation, in 2021 Liepaja’s Concert Hall "Great Amber" has become the first digital concert hall in Latvia. This is possible thanks to the newly purchased robot cameras and additional technical equipment. The creation of a digital concert hall means that in the future it will be possible to broadcast live any concert taking place in the concert hall, and it will be available to the audience whenever and wherever they are.
“The creation of a digital concert hall is close to the philosophy of the foundation - with the projects we support, we want to emphasize that culture is an international language of communication that brings together and creates new paths to mutual understanding. We believe that for any person, at every stage of their life, it is important to enrich his or her experiences and be connected with world cultural events, even if it is impossible to attend them in person,” Elina Sklar Executive Director of the Uniting History Foundation said.
After receiving the donation, the audiovisual equipment of the concert hall was supplemented with four PTZ robot cameras manufactured by JVC brand and a robot camera control device, as well as the manufacturer's “Black magic” ATEM Television Pro 4k video remote control.
“We are grateful to the Uniting History Foundation for a significant donation. This is a big step forward in the development of the concert hall, which allows us to continue working in any conditions. Becoming a digital concert hall, “The Great Amber" is expanding its possibilities — in order to experience a concert or other event live from the Liepaja Concert Hall, there are almost no social, economic or geographical factors that may prevent or make it difficult for the listener to connect to the concert hall on a daily basis. Digital concerts are a necessity of the moment, and their availability is ensured by the fact that 90% of households in Latvia already use the Internet,” Timurs Tomsons, Chairman of the Board of “Lielais Dzintars”, presents the advantages of the project.
According to the representatives of the concert hall, the first concerts in which the newly purchased equipment has been used have already taken place and interested parties are invited to search for more information about future events on the website www.lielaisdzintars.lv.
The donation was made in cooperation with "Liepaja Concert Hall “Great Amber” Development Society”.