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Best Concert Halls in The World

12 March 2020

The cold weather, which increases the effect of winter months, pushes us to go to warm and indoor places in our plans such times can be a good alternative to go to a concert to spend fun and full of music. As musiconline, we have listed for you the most famous and great concert halls in the world and the featured concerts in this series.

Based on the research of the acoustic expert Leo L. Beranek benefiting from the audience's views, we begin our list with concert halls that stand out with their acoustic structure.

Musikverein - Vienna, Austria


Built from 1861 to 1869, following the plans of August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll and the designs of Josef Hlávk, the building and the hall with a capacity of 1744 spectators show the architecture of history. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra concerts usually take place in the hall, which was renovated in 1907 and 2011. The concert calendar of Musikverein, which also hosts many important concerts, is available here.

“The hall contains both music and beauty. I never realized music could be so beautiful before. - Bruno Walter”

Philharmonie de Paris - France


The hall, which we can call the newest of the numerous concert halls in Paris, was built in 2015. Philharmonie de Paris, located in Parc de la Villette, is a project realized in cooperation with the French Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Paris in order to provide the city with a concert hall that meets contemporary needs. The hall with a capacity of 2400 spectators has a magnificent acoustics with its cloud-shaped acoustic panels and acoustic reflection models on the walls, and with this structure, it has managed to be among the structures of the 1900s, which are generally at the forefront. Click for the calendar of events of the Paris Philharmonic Hall.

Sydney Opera House - Australia


Built in 1973 and becoming a symbol of Sydney, it is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon in 1973 and has also won awards for its architecture. The building, with 5 giant lounges, also has 60 dressing rooms, four restaurants and six bars. Click here for the Sydney Opera House's calendar of events, which is among the largest concert halls in the world with its main hall capable of 2800 spectators.

Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, USA


Walt Disney Concert Hall, one of the best-known halls in Los Angeles, was designed by Frank Gehry and opened in 2003. The hall, which is also located within the city's cultural heritage, has a capacity of 2265 spectators and is noted for its metallic exterior architecture. The building, which also has many other ancillary services, is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Los Angeles Grand Choir. Click for the event calendar.

Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall - Japan


The hall, which is the first and most important performing arts center in Japan including opera, ballet, contemporary dance and drama, has a capacity of 1.632 viewers, attracts attention with its pyramid-shaped dome and oak-covered architecture. Click for the event calendar of the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, which has been in service since the opening concert of J.S.Bach's St Matthew Passion in 1997.

Concert halls that fascinate us with their magnificent architectural designs from all over the world, not so much of course ? Our series of blog posts, in which we host the memories of the time it was made, and the acoustics and architecture of the concert halls, will continue. You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter and follow our social media accounts to be instantly informed of new posts by musiconline.

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