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Lucerne Concert Hall

The hot news in Lucerne, Switzerland, is a world-class symphony orchestra hall with crisp contemporary architecture by Paris-based French architect Jean Nouvel, who also designed the new opera house in Lyon, France. Russell Johnson of Artec Consultants in New York is responsible for the hall's acoustics, which have received endless accolades. The new home of Lucerne's renowned orchestra festival, the hall opened in August 1998 with a performance by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

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