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New England Conservatory Jordan Hall

30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 585-1260
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Ranked #57 of 207 attractions in Boston
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Dec 23, 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Even though I live in the Boston area, I have never visited Jordan Hall at the N.E. Conservatory of Music. I've wanted to attend a concert there for years, but never took the time to investigate the details like getting there, parking, cost of tickets and sound quality in the hall. Well, let me begin by saying I attended the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We caught a concert by the NEC Philharmonia, the student orchestra of the conservatory. It was a pretty demanding program, including Heinz Werner Henze's "Symphony No. 8" and Respighi's "Pines of Rome," but these kids sounded almost as good a some professional orchestras I've heard. The sound of that final movement of the Respighi in Jordan Hall was just as... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the best smaller venues for performances, mostly classical , some jazz. Great acoustics . Since all the seats have I obstructed views, great for last minute decisions to see a show

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Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a great venue to see chamber music or soloists perform. I've been to a few Celebrity Series events and the acoustics are wonderful. The seating layout is somewhat odd, and many of the seats in the balcony are somewhat slanted.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I will put out my reason for withholding the final star in my appraisal of Jordan Hall. In every performance I have attended, I have had to sit in the balcony, and while the hall as a whole is well-designed to keep every seat close to the stage, I don't like the way the balcony is set out. The seats... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I attended a wonderful Boston Celebrity Series concert here, and I lingered afterward to admire the auditorium. NEC is the only music school in the United States designated as a National Historic Landmark. Jordan Hall was built in 1903 and renovated in 1995. They don't build 'em like this any more!

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Great acustics, decent level of performers, wonderful music, all of that for very low price of admission.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

What a surprise! We had a living social deal for reduced tickets to hear the Messiah. Ticket pickup was easy, seats were great and music was wonderful. The hall itself carries the sound beautifully. If there is an opportunity to go hear a musical performance at this venue - do it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Tucked into an unassuming building is the gorgeous Jordan Hall. The Hall itself is beautiful, with warm, polished wood everywhere. It is also a very snug size - there is not a bad seat in the house, and the acoustics are great. You can feel the vibrations of the low notes in your chest, even in the balcony. There's a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012 via mobile

Great hall presenting a variety of musical programs. Some of the conservatory presentations are free .

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