Moscow has opened its new philharmonic concert hall on the grounds of the new Zaryadye Park. The venue is the fourth major concert hall in the Russian capital (after the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the House of Music, and Philharmonia-2, to say nothing of the Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory), and its performers will be competing with a raft of fine classical musicians.
The building is actually concealed under a hill inside the park and resembles a glass mushroom. Its two halls have a combined seating capacity of 2,000. The larger hall has seats wrapping around the stage (tickets are less expensive for seats facing the musicians’ backs, but the sound quality is reportedly the best in Moscow for all in attendance). The smaller hall will also host lectures about music.
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