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Symphony Hall

301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA (Fenway / Kenmore)
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Ranked #44 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Theaters, Operas
Most recent review
- Sep 1, 2014
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While the hall is rather ho-hum from the outside, the inside hall is rather plush and it's square shape and perfectly designed aquoustics have stood the test of time.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

You have to be really careful with the seats. Avoid seating in the back where the seats are covered by the balcony. Once I saw the first part of the Mass in B minor and the sound was the most awful thing I have ever heard. During the same concert I moved closer to the orchestra in the center and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you love POPS or Classical this is the best place to hear it- there is no other orchestra that can do Pops Music then the BSO- Nex time you want to hear great sound and music visit Symphony Hall

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We attended Film Night with John Williams on Saturday, June 7, 2014. We took the T to Mass Avenue and then walked the short distance to Symphony Hall. The performance was fantastic. The sound quality in Symphony Hall is great, but our seats were not. We were in the second balcony on the right in row A, seats 37, 38,... More

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York, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We saw a concert here whilst visitng America. I remember my father playing Boston pops music when I was a child and this didn't disappoint and reminded me of my childhood. We ordered tickets online in the U.K. and collected an hour before the start. The acoustics in the hall were great and the seats were very good too. 2nd... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Busy concert hall convenient to public transit. Lots of good restaurants in area. Both the symphony during the winter and the pops during the summer are among the best music programs I'm the world.

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fort lee , new jersey
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187 reviews 187 reviews
45 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

First time here. Seats a bargain. We sat at a table for five and being the first ones there got to pick out seats. They were padded and movable-OK. The Pops were terrific! The hall has great acoustics . Easy parking just down the street. Tip: Pre-pay the parking so you can just go to your car and GO!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I had been in Symphony Hall many times for a different kind of events, and it always good. The Boston Symphony is simply one of the best in business. Maestro James Levine did a good job to get an orchestra in excellent shape, and without him it continue to be strong. Boston Pops is a bit lighter, but still OK.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A show at symphony hall is always a treat! The theater is stunningly beautiful, the acoustics are a joy, and it is always fun to people watch Bostons "pretty people" stepping out for a night of ..".kulcha"

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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a terrific way to spend an evening if you are interested in the symphony. Beautiful venue, hard to beat it if you like to experience music this way.

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