If listening to the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra isn’t enough, then head to Shenzhen Concert Hall in Futian. Designed by the famous Japanese avant-garde architect Arata Isozaki, both the acoustics and the architecture of this building are world class. The main stage is the canyon-terraced Symphony Hall, which has 1,680 seats. There is also the 629 square meter Theatre Studio, which is a three storey auditorium that can expand from 400 to 580 seats. Interestingly Shenzhen Concert Hall boasts Shenzhen’s only pipe organ, which was produced in Austria. On April 17, legendary Chinese pianist Fu Ts’ong, who in the 1960’s was hailed by Time Magazine as “one of China’s greatest contemporary musicians,” performed a tribute to Romantic French composer and pianist, Frederic Chopin. Other notable artists to have passed through Shenzhen Concert Hall since its opening in 2007 include Zubin Mehta, Tan Dun, Gidon Kremer and Lang Lang.
Tickets for performances usually start at just over 100 RMB and rise quickly thereafter.
Shenzhen Concert Hall is located across from Book City in Futian.