Music educator Lin Hung-hsing’s Dream Land Concert Hall, which has been seven years in the making, opened a few days ago in Lin’s native town in Greater Tainan’s Annan District.
Lin said at a press conference in Tainan last Thursday that he hoped the new arts venue would serve as a cultural center, providing more talented artists with a place to present their artistic virtuosity. He also hopes to enliven the local arts scene by introducing performing arts events to the district.
Following on from the opening of the Wan Sha Concert Hall’s Dongmen Branch in 2005 and its Yonghua Branch last October, both in downtown Tainan, the Dream Land Concert Hall is another privately funded performing arts venue in Tainan. The Dream Land Concert Hall is located on Haijhong Street in Annan District, rather than at the heart of Tainan like that Wan Sha’s two venues. Nevertheless, its large concert hall, which cost Lin more than NT$100 million to build, has an 807-seat auditorium and is designed to host solo recitals, chamber and orchestral concerts, theater and dance performances, and lectures. Lin hopes the new space will encourage the development of arts and cultural activities in Tainan’s rural areas. For more information, visit www.dorimu.com.tw.
(Lin Ya-ti, Taipei Times)