The premier classical music hall on Kulangsu, China’s premier classical music island, the Gulangyu Concert Hall is proof that the best things in life are free. The diverse classical and traditional Chinese concerts held here on many nights of the week — from visiting symphony orchestras to traditional Chinese music to world-class visiting soloists — are all offered to the public without charge, gifts from the island to its local residents and visitors. If you have the chance to catch a Jing & Students concert (featuring famous violist Jing Yang performing with her top students, ranging in age from 5 to 20), don’t miss it.
The Gulangyu Concert Hall is most beautiful as seen from within its sleek, modern 600-seat interior, where views and acoustics are great from all seats and the long strips of slatted wood glow with a reddish hue. The concert hall was built in 1987 and renovated in 2002. Another major renovation will take place in September 2017.
Free nightly concerts (usually taking place around 7:30pm), most of them acoustic, will restart in October 2017. The program will range from visiting symphony orchestras to traditional Chinese music to Jing & Students (with famed local violist Jing Yang and a rotating ensemble of her top violin and viola students, ranging in age from 5 to 20, plus a few other surprises). You can check the schedule on the billboard to the left of the largest stairway leading up to the concert hall.
After the September renovation, the concert hall will reopen in October 2017 with a re-designed lobby and newly revamped concert program that is still to be announced.
Address: 1 Huangyan Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China
中国早期的古典音乐厅 — — 鼓浪屿音乐厅，建立于1987年，有两层570个座位。音乐厅在2002翻修过一次，音响效果非常棒，装修得很古典简洁，接下来在2017年的九月将会进行第二次翻修。当十月份完成翻修后，音乐厅每晚将继续免费的内容丰富精彩的音乐会演出。节目安排主要以古典音乐为主，同时也有跨界和中国传统音乐等，也会有当地音乐家，如杨璟和她的音乐伙伴们、学生们的音乐会。游客们可以在通往音乐厅阶梯边上的告示牌和网上信息查到当晚的音乐会安排。