Ankara introduces the youngest member of the music world to lovers of this genre.
The state-of-the-art concert hall in the capital opens with an emotional gala on October 20 and 29 on the occasion of Republic Day. The Presidential Symphony Orchestra, which will host the world famous soprano Angela Gheorghiu and the brothers Güher and Süher Pekinel, one of the best pianist duos in the world, will present, under the direction of the Director General of Music Cemi’i Can Deliorman, for the first You see all the music lovers, the new artists who have joined your family.
The music campus, located in the heart of Ankara, between Ankara Castle and the Atatürk Mausoleum (Anıtkabir), and with an approximate execution cost of 83 million euros, houses the Presidential Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1826, being one of the oldest orchestras in the world. It will host the most prestigious soloists and orchestras from all over the world.
The building houses the “Great Hall” with a capacity for 2,023 seats, the “Blue Hall” for 500 and the “CSO Historical Hall” with capacity for 600 people, as well as restaurants, museums and outdoor areas, which will allow it will soon become the meeting place for lovers of art and culture.
Creating the future and keeping tradition alive since 1826
With the reputation of being one of the most prestigious orchestras in the world, Turkey’s flagship, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra was founded by Giuseppe Donizetti in 1826, the year Chopin began taking music lessons with Jozef Elsner at the age of 16. and Felix Mendelssohn composed with 17 the music for the playwright William Shakespeare’s play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
The artistic director and first conductor of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Cemi’i Can Deliorman highlighted: “The room has a magnificent and wonderful acoustic comfort; with this room, the orchestra will be able to share the experience with the most important orchestras in the world ”
The CSO concert hall, is the first concert hall in the world to open after the concert hall of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Philharmonic, completed in 2017. It brings great benefit to world music with its architectural, artistic and Social.
The building shows, more than a design language only valid for a certain time, a symbolic architecture for which time will not pass. Its architectural form consists of two spheres covered with opaque glass, located in the middle of a body of water, which are joined by a glass triangle, with a monumental and timeless design.
Professor W. Fasold together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics were the building’s acoustics consultants.