New concert hall to open in Ventspils in July

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July 25 will see a new acoustic concert hall named "Latvia" officially open in Ventspils, Kurzeme Philharmonic Association public relations officer Antra Lacberga told the LETA newswire May 27.

The new building will be home to concert hall Latvia, Ventspils Music School, a Children's Music School, and Music Library.

The building's Great Hall will have a seating capacity of 600 and feature the pride of the concert hall - two unique musical instruments. The first of these is an acoustic organ made by the German company Johannes Klais Orgelbau GmbH & Co. The other is the world's largest vertical grand piano made by Latvian-born piano builder David Klavins' company Klavins Piano Manufaktura Kft in Hungary.

The new concert hall in Ventspils has been designed by German company Haascookzemmrich Studio 2050 and is being built by Merks - Ostas Celtnieks. The total cost of the project is given as 31 million euros.

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