The greatest concert halls of the new millennium

Martin Cullingford16th Dec 2011

Visionary venues for 21st century audiences

Parco Della Musica (photo: Luca Campigotto)
Oslo's astonishing opera house (photo: Christopher Hagelund/
Norman Foster's Sage Gateshead (photo: Mark Savage)
Frank Gehry's New World Centre
Inside Helsinki's Musiikkitalo, designed by Marko Kivistö and LPR Architects
LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall (photo: Music Center of Los Angeles County)

In the January 2012 issue of Gramophone - on sale now - we profile ten of the greatest concert music venues built in the past decade. In an opening essay, culture critic for The Washington Post Philip Kennicott explores recent trends, while we talk to conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen and Michael Tilson Thomas and acoustic expert Yasuhisa Toyota about what makes an ideal performance space. Click the first image below to launch the gallery - and buy the January 2012 issue of Gramophone to find out more about these and the other four halls which made our list.

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