Beijing Concert Hall is the permanent home of China National Symphony Orchestra. Located on the south side of Xichanganjie, it is the first professional concert hall in China.
Beijing Concert Hall has a long history as a national landmark. It was firstly built in the 1980s with generous contributions from Li Delun and Yan Liangkun, prestigious maestros of China. The Hall was renovated and reopened on December 31, 2004.
The Hall is a modern and graceful building. Thanks to the top acoustic engineer, it delivers clear, mellow and rich sound and is rated as one of the best concert hall for classic music in China. It has 1019 seats, specially designed and manufactured to make sure the audience enjoy the performances in a relaxed, comfortable way.
The stage area is 21 meters wide, 13 meters deep, covering an area of approximately 270 sqm. It is large enough to accommodate around 100 artists of the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. 16 pieces of acoustic panels hanging below the ceiling of the stage ensure the best sound effect at every angle.
Among the artists who performed in the Hall were Menuhin, Stern, Seiji Ozawa, Yo-Yo Ma, Skoda, Domingo, Cabaille, Maisky, Lang Lang, Liu Shikun, Yin Chengzong, Tsong Fou, Lu Siqing, and Eschenbach.
The concert hall is designed with a range of modern architectural acoustics measures. Good frequency characteristics, moderate reverberation time and uniform sound field distribution not only makes it a perfect site for concerts, but also provides excellent live recording environment. Numerous record companies made their albums here. The large organ with 4,859 pipes at the back area of the stage is the first of its kind in China. and one of the largest organs in Beijing. After over 30 years since its installment, it can still make delightful music.
With "Better Music, Better Life" as its core value, the Hall aims to be a world-class concert hall, a top music palace in China, a major exchange platform for local and international young artists, a base for art education in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and a hub of classical and chamber music.