Ankara Presidential Symphony Orchestra’s New Concert Hall Opens as World-Class Concert Hall | Indiafleurit
Ankara: Located in the cosmopolitan capital of Turkey, the state-of-the-art concert hall of the new Presidential Symphony Orchestra that opens its doors will become a new cultural hub for lovers of music and the fine arts.
The highly anticipated launch will kick off with a grand gala on October 29-30, coinciding with Turkey’s Republic Day – a national day of celebration.
The eye-catching concert hall is located in the heart of Ankara, between Ankara Castle and historic Anıtkabir monument. The state-of-the-art site was created at a cost of around 83 million euros and will now house the prestigious Presidential Symphony Orchestra, one of the oldest orchestras in the world.
The Presidential Symphony Orchestra Hall will feature new and established artists and musicians. The new venue will host world-renowned soprano Angela Gheorghiu and one of the world’s best-known piano duos, twin brothers Güher and Süher Pekinel.
The Symphony will be conducted by the highly acclaimed Cemi’i Can Deliorman, one of the most sought-after conductors of the younger generation.
A cultural and musical hub, the place will host spectacular live music in its “Great Hall”, which can accommodate more than 2,000 guests, the “Blue Hall”, which can accommodate 500 seats, and the “Salle Historique CSO”, which can accommodate 600 It will also be home to many restaurants, museums and outdoor spaces, so it is the perfect meeting place for art and music lovers.
Honoring tradition while looking to the future
The Presidential Symphony Orchestra was one of the first orchestras in the world and is still one of the best. Steeped in history, Turkey’s flagship orchestra was founded almost two hundred years ago in 1826 and has worked with some of the world’s greatest musical talents.
Presidential Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director and Conductor Cemi’i Can Deliorman said:
“The room is magnificent, with incredible acoustics. In our new home, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra can compete with the greatest orchestras in the world and we look forward to many fabulous performances here. “
Not everyone has seen a contemporary orchestra building open since the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie opened in 2017, so the launch of the concert hall is highly anticipated. The state-of-the-art building, focused on culture and community, will prove to be an asset to the global music scene.
The unique architecture of the building is both contemporary and classic. Its striking design, with two eye-catching glass domes placed between a modern glass atrium, should look fresh and exciting for years to come.
Beautiful and designed to perform, building acoustics have been evaluated by world leaders in acoustics, Professor W. Fasold in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics.