Concert Hall (Megaro Mousikis), Athens

Concert Hall (Megaro Mousikis), Athens

The Athens Concert Hall is famed for its excellent acoustics and unique architecture. It was opened in 1991 and has hosted performances by famous Greek and international artists, opera and musical concerts all through the year.

The Athens Concert Hall was designed by architect, Christopher Alexander, and has a floor space of 8,000 square feet. There are two large halls and two smaller halls. The Christos Lambrakis Hall seats 1,961 spectators and is used for concerts and music recitals. The hall has the largest pipe organ in Greece with 6,080 pipes. The other large auditorium is named after singer Alexandra Trianti. It can seat an audience of 1,750 spectators and is used for opera, ballet and large scale music performances. The Dimitri Mitropoulos hall has a seating capacity of 494 and is used for dance performances and chamber music. There is another small hall named after composer, Nikolaos Skalkottas, that is also used for concerts.

The concert hall has a beautiful and spacious marble lobby. The building also houses a music library, a conference center, an exhibition center, a restaurant and cafe. In summer, there are free music performances transmitted from inside the theater to a large screen located outside, on the lawn.
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Sight Name: Concert Hall (Megaro Mousikis)
Sight Location: Athens, Greece
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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