Friday, January 16, 2015

Paris' Philharmonie: first impressions

The 2,400-seat Philharmonie de Paris, designed by Jean Nouvel, is the world’s newest concert hall – and certainly its most visually intriguing, inside and out.

You can take a virtual tour of the space here:

Reviews from its inaugural concert on Jan. 14 range from guardedly positive to borderline-rapturous. Here’s a sampling:

From The New York Times’ Anthony Tommasini:

From The Guardian’s Tom Service:

And (via from British arts administrator/blogger Marshall Marcus: