Britain’s best concert hall is 30 years old todaymain
Birmingham’s Symphony Hall was a marvel when it opened on April 15, 1991 and remains unequalled in this country to this day.
The acoustics were by Russell Johnson, working closely with the conductor Simon Rattle. They were stress- tested in an opening concert of Stravinsky’s Firebird and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe.
In Britain’s lamentable history of bad concert halls, Birminghm stands out as a shining exception.