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Louis XVI-style 1938 train station turned concert hall
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One of the most modern concert halls in Latin America, Sala São Paulo is also an impressive work of architectural rebirth, constructed in a 1938 train station that was originally patterned on the style of Louis XVI. The station’s redesign as a cultural centre and concert hall was carried out with meticulous attention to the acoustic needs of its resident, the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP). After a series of spats and scandals in the classical music world, in 2009, John Neschling, the director of the orchestra since 1997, was replaced by the Frenchman Yan Pascal Tortelier.
Major cards accepted
Open box office: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri or before concert; 10am-4.30pm Sat on performance days; 2hrs before concert Sun
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