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Copenhagen Concert Hall, Copenhagen

20 Emil Holms Kanal
Denmark 2300
Tel: 45 3520 3040's insider take:

Jean Nouvel's Copenhagen Concert Hall (opened in January 2009, in a commercial district that skirts the inner city) is a study in architectural ambition that's worth visiting even if you don't have concert tickets. At night, images of musicians and instruments are projected onto the vivid blue, semitransparent skin that covers the Cubist steel frame, and the building itself becomes a performance piece. In the central hall (there are three other studios), 15 cantilevered balconies give the space a more intimate vibe than traditional performance spaces. Classical concerts by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra are augmented by jazz concerts, chamber performances, and rock and pop concerts. Since concerts in Copenhagen tend to sell out quickly, purchase your tickets as far in advance as possible from either the Concert Hall Web site or the general Danish ticket office.

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