A NEW WORLD-CLASS CONCERT HALL FOR LONDON – IN WIMBLEDON

The music is itself the luminosity
The air filled with vibration
A home of life enhancing sensory experience
That reaches out of the hall into the city

 

Frank Gehry ‘Collage III’ Vision for Wimbledon Concert Hall

“To have a Frank Gehry designed concert hall in Wimbledon would be a total transformation of London concert life. It would have a global effect. With these buildings the influence goes way beyond the art form.”

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Principal Conductor Philharmonia Orchestra, Music Director Los Angeles Philharmonic, Composer–In–Residence New York Philharmonic


Our vision is to provide the ‘Best of the Best’ of Musical Experiences

• A 1250 seat state-of-the-art auditorium: The Best size for: the orchestral experience, for recording, for flexibility and intimacy
• A great Architect: Frank Gehry
• Acoustics by the world-renowned Yasuhisa Toyota
• The Best of Music of all Genres: orchestral, jazz, folk, world, classical, contemporary, opera, dance, digital and multi-media
• Ambitious Educational and Outreach programme


Creating a world-class cultural district in Merton

The hall would be a centre of excellence drawing people to, and complementing, other cultural offers along the Broadway and the local area as well as events such as the Wimbledon International Music Festival and the Wimbledon Bookfest. Our proposals involve a mid-size hall of 1,250 seats with world-class acoustics, flexible configuration and state-of-the-art IT and digital networking. It would be a world class music venue that would also offer huge benefits to the local economy.


Sign your support!

There is still a lot of hard work to do. While we are drawing up detailed proposals for the Council we also need to demonstrate support from the community and community music groups in the area. s in the area. Please fill out the form below: I support proposals for a new concert hall for Wimbledon and Merton. It will lift our status as a world-class cultural district, bring many economic benefits and provide a resource where people can come together to learn about, and make music.


Patrons: Dame Darcey Bussell DBE • Vladimir Ashkenazy • Esa-Pekka Salonen - Philharmonia Orchestra in Residence
Charity number: 1166011