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Old Posted May 18, 2011, 12:07 PM
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European Concert Halls

Barbican - London

(London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama)


http://www.barbican.org.uk/

http://lso.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/symphonyorchestra/

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A few other major London Concert Halls and Opera Houses

Cadogan Hall - Sloane Terrace, Chelsea, London (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

http://www.cadoganhall.com/

http://www.rpo.co.uk/







Wigmore Hall - Wigmore Street - Westminster, London (Chamber/Recital Hall)

http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/









The Royal Albert Hall - South Kensington, London (Home to the world famous BBC Proms and numerous other events)

http://www.royalalberthall.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/

http://www.classicalbrits.co.uk/









The Royal Opera House - Covent Garden, London (Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet)

http://www.roh.org.uk/

http://www.royal-ballet-school.org.uk/premises.php?s=3





London Coliseum - St. Martin's Lane, West End - London (English National Opera and English National Ballet)

http://www.eno.org/explore/about-eno...n-coliseum.php

http://www.eno.org/home.php

http://www.ballet.org.uk/









St John Smith Square, Westminster, London (London Chamber Orchestra)

http://www.sjss.org.uk/

http://www.lco.co.uk/









St Martin in the Fields, London (Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields)

http://www.asmf.org/

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/classica...-in-the-fields











Kings Place - Kings Cross, London (London Sinfonietta and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment)

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/

http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/

http://www.oae.co.uk/








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London's world famous music colleges -

The Royal Academy of Music - Marylebone Road, Regents Park, London

http://www.ram.ac.uk/









The Royal College of Music - South Kensington, London

http://www.rcm.ac.uk/









Trinity Colege of Music - Greenwich, London

http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/studyi...t-trinity.aspx













Royal College of Organists - Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London

http://www.rco.org.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells_Cathedral_School









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LSO St Lukes (Jerwood Hall), Old Street, Islington, London - used by the LSO for rehearsals, recording educational outreach and smaller more intimate performances than those at the nearby Barbican. LSO St Lukes carries out a similar purpose to the Henry Wood Hall in South London where the London Philharmonic Orchestra rehearse and record works.

http://lso.co.uk/page/4/LSO-St-Lukes

http://www.jerwood.org/?lid=33

http://www.hwh.co.uk/history.htm



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Couple more clips of the performing arts in London

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In terms of current development schemes in London

The Guildhall School of Music is constructing a new studio and new 610 seat Concert Hall as part of the Milton Court scheme near the Barbican (see thread in construction forum).

http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/about_the_scho...ton_court.html

http://www.rhwl.co.uk/artsteam/nowPr...er.aspx?id=129

http://www.dwarchitects.co.uk/work/p...ourt_the_heron

http://www.sir-robert-mcalpine.com/projects/?id=29094












The Guildhall School recently embarked on a major building project to expand its facilities. Milton Court, based across the road from the current Silk Street building, will open in 2013, providing the School with state-of-the-art performance and teaching spaces including:

• a 610-seat Concert Hall
• a 225-seat Theatre
• a Studio Theatre
• three major rehearsal rooms
• TV studio suite
• Instrumentalists and singers will rehearse and perform in solo recitals, chamber ensembles and orchestras in the new Concert Hall, with top quality fully-adjustable acoustics and the largest audience capacity of any of the London conservatoire concert halls

Designed by architects David Walker, RHWL and Arts Team, Milton Court is part of a bigger development that includes private residential accommodation and mixes living and working spaces with the performing arts. It will put the Guildhall School at the heart of an internationally significant cultural and educational quarter, forming the hub for the School’s growing relationships with the LSO and the Barbican Centre. By 2013, the School’s facilities will at long last match the outstanding quality of its training and the success of its graduates.

The Rambert Dance company are constructing a new studio on the South Bank, replacing their current studio at Richmond Lock in Twickenham.

http://www.londondance.com/news_details.asp?NewsID=8115

http://www.rambertmoves.org.uk/our-new-home





Guildhall School of Music and Drama new Milton Court Heron Facilities near the Barbican

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It would be nice to see a few European Halls posted by fellow forumers, the new concert halls in Paris is going to be magnificent, whilst Hamburg is building a stunning new concert hall, as is Copenhagen. There are also some magnificent grand old concert halls in Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna etc, that to be honest eclipse anything London has. Russia also has maginicent concert halls, whilst the Opera houses of Italy are world famous.

So please feel free to post your cities beautiful concert halls and opera houses, as I have posted London's and don't have the time to single handely post all the great concert halls of Europe
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Paris Philharmonie, La Villette u/c
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Jean Nouvel's new concert hall in Paris looks stunning Minato, will have to get on the Eurostar and see it when it's complete next year
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In terms of Great British Modern Musical Icons and Composers - RIP John Barry originally from York in England who died earlier this year and who will always be remembered for his stunning and atmospheric music

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barry_(composer))



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And lets not forget Stanley Myers from Birmingham in England who wrote this wonderful piece -'Cavatina' - later used in the Hollywood film 'The Deer Hunter'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavatina_(composition)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Myers



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In terms of up and coming composers Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead fame) wrote the film soundtrack for 'There will be Blood', which was recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonny_Greenwood



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Carlito's Way has a great musical score - written by scottish composer Patrick Doyle -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Doyle

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One of the most memorable scores has to be that of low budget film 'Withnail and i' written by David Dundas and Rick Wentworth

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Another very memorable film score is that of the British Gangster film 'Get Carter' - written by Roy Budd

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Budd

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Frank Monkman's 'Long Good Friday' score is also particuarly memorable, especially at the end of the film when gangster Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins) is being driven away to certain death.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Monkman

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Whilst relative unkown Anton Karas wrote one of cinemas most iconic pieces for Orson Welles (Harry Lime) in 'The Third Man'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Karas

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Prince Charles recently cited the scene in 'Atonement' where the wounded soldiers at Dunkirk are singing Sir Hubert Parry's 'Dear Lord and Father of Mankind' as particuarly moving

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One of the the greatest film scores of all time is Bernard Herrmann's Taxi Driver. Herrmann wrote some of the most famous film scores ever produced, from Orson Welles's Citizen Kane to Hitchcock's Vertigo through to Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Herrmann



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Of course it would be impossible to talk about film scores without mentioning the brillant Ennio Morricone - famous for his collboration with Sergio Leone on the spaghetti westerns.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ennio_Morricone



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'Pachelbel: Canon' - Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields - London

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Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Kathryn Tickell on the Northumbrian Smallpipes and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - 'Durham Nocturne' from 'Durham Concerto'

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Academy of St Martins in the Fields Chorus - UEFA Champions League theme

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Maria Callas sings Habanera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London (1962)

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Celebrating over 80 years of the BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Michael Morpurgo's very poignant and moving book 'War Horse', currently being made in to a film directed by Steven Spielberg, started life as a stage production at the National Theatre on the Southbank in London

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Horse_(film))

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...e-2004779.html

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Jean Nouvel's new concert hall in Paris looks stunning Minato, will have to get on the Eurostar and see it when it's complete next year
I doubt it will be completed next year, there were big delays. Works were frozen for almost half a year. it is only recently that activity resumed.
It is more likely to be completed in 2013.

PS : I think that you should post less pictures by post, it hard to see the page.
This can also explain why few people post here out of the fact that there are few european forumers in SSP.
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brilliant thread, keep them coming.
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Time to move this thread out of the central London area! (although, nice job!)

Scandinavia and Northern Europe is where it's at right now with new concert halls.

Danish Radio Koncerthuset (Jean Nouvel)




Hamburg Elbe Philharmonie
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Oslo Opera



Kristiansand, Norway, Kilden



and just for shameless self promotion, where I will be working when it opens in 2013, The Music House of the North in Aalborg, Denmark by Wolf D. Prix/Coop Himmel(b)lau

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