About
A unique multi-functional cultural centre of national and regional significance, the Cēsis Concert Hall is situated in Cēsis, one of the most beautiful cities in Latvia.

The concert hall was inaugurated in the spring of 2014. The visual image of the concert hall was created by restoring the old Cēsis Community Building and adding some contemporary architectural forms to it. Historical elements co-exist harmoniously with contemporary ones in the new concert hall.

The facilities offered by the Cēsis Concert Hall include an acoustic concert auditorium that seats 800; a chamber auditorium; an organ auditorium; a cinema auditorium and an exhibition hall. The building also houses the classrooms of the Alfrēds Kalniņš Cēsis School of Music, as well as the office of the concert hall administration. The concert hall is also home to a number of amateur ensembles from Cēsis and the Vidzeme Chamber Orchestra. The building features a café and a wine bar.

The schedule at the concert hall is quite busy and features appearances by top level musicians, performances of professional theatre companies, art exhibitions and film screenings; the concert hall is available to host regional and international conferences, seminars and meetings.

The Cēsis Concert Hall can boast welcoming great musicians like Gidon Kremer, Martha Argerich, Nicolas Altstaedt, Didier Lockwood and the contemporary composer Gabriel Prokofiev. Latvian musical stars of international acclaim have performed in the concrt hall, including Aleksandrs Antoņenko, Egils Siliņš, Inga Kalna, Kristīne Blaumane, Reinis Zariņš and Ksenija Sidorova. The concert hall is working closely with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Latvian National Opera and Latvija State Academic Choir.

The Cēsis Concert Hall is also a popular venue for music and art festivals. Every summer, the building hosts events of the Cēsis Art Festival; the Kremerata Baltica Festival, founded by the world-famous violinist Gidon Kremer; the Cello Cēsis international cello festival; the summer festival of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; a festival of rock movies and review performances of dramatic theatre productions. The concert hall has welcomed and co-hosted a number of international forums and conferences. The Cēsis Concert Hall is a place where the historical cultural heritage rubs shoulders with contemporary art, creative people and youthful and free spirit. We will be happy to welcome people from our home town and from the Vidzeme Region, as well as guests from every corner of Latvia and the world: everybody will find something to his or her taste here.

GREATER AUDITORIUM

Seats 805. The Greater Auditorium is ideally suited as a venue for concerts, performances, conferences, seminars, events and celebrations. Due to the convenient layout, the auditorium lends itself equally well to theatre performances or concerts and banquets and formal receptions. For maximum comfort of the spectators, it is equipped with a high-quality air conditioning system. The professional lighting and sound equipment meets the requirements of the room’s multiple purposes, allowing hosting a variety of events.

LESSER AUDITORIUM

Seats 100. The Lesser Auditorium is suitable for film screenings, chamber performances, alternative projects and seminars.

CHAMBER AUDITORIUM

Seats 100. The Chamber Auditorium is suitable for concerts, seminars, meetings and talks.

ORGAN AUDITORIUM

Seats 100. The Organ Auditorium is suitable for concerts, seminars, meetings and talks.

EXHIBITION HALL

Seats 100. The Organ Auditorium is suitable for exhibitions, seminars, meetings and talks.

For more information, please, contact the office + 371 6411992 or Program director Inese Zagorska, + 371 25623345, inese.zagorska@cesukoncertzale.lv

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