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Concert Halls I Like – Part 2

September 14, 2010

Already the tempest of this last week seems a bit laughable.  I think my trips to these far off corners of the concert world are working their magic.

Here are some more halls that make me hear music.  Installment #2 of ??   I’m finding so many.


JS Bach Chamber Music Hall (temporary hall @ Manchester Art Gallery), Manchester, England
(Architect: Zaha Hadid.  2009)


Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
(Architects: Hans Hansen and Frits Schlegel, 1956; updated and expanded by 3XN, 2005)


The Orpheum, Vancouver, Canada
(Architect: Marcus Priteeca, 1927;  updated by Thomson, Berwick, Pratt and Partners, 1977)


Franz Liszt Konzerthaus, Raiding, Austria  (*built next door to Franz Liszt’s birth house)
(Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill, 2005)


Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangzhou, China
(Architect: unknown, 1998)


Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Spain
(Architect: Santiago Calatrava Valls, 2005)


Philharmonie Luxembourg, City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.  (In Luxembourg… I think.)
(Architect: Christian de Portzamparc, 2005)


National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
(Architect: Yang Cho-cheng, 1987)


Cairo Opera House, Cairo, Egypt
(Architects: unknown, 1988)


Copenhagen Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
(Architect: Jean Nouvel, 2009)

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  1. September 14, 2010 11:26 pm

    Hi,
    The Philharmonie Luxembourg is indeed in Luxembourg 🙂 The concert hall is not only dedicated to classical music, but also hosts many Jazz, World, Live-Cinema and Childrens concerts.
    Have you already been inside the hall?
    Best regards,
    Didier Goossens

    • September 15, 2010 11:16 pm

      Hi Didier. Sad to say I haven’t been to Luxembourg since the hall was built. But what a fascinating design! It looks so delicate, but the way the architect used the natural light & columns to create the feeling that you’re being gently transported from the noise of the outside world into the musical sanctuary of the grand auditorium is brilliant.
      Next time I’m in the neighborhood I’ll make sure to catch a concert there 🙂
      -sg

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