We took a guided tour of the Gehry-designed building on an afternoon before we were planning the Symphony. Our tour guide "Marty" was excellent, fun, well-informed, courteous, helpful and "upbeat." We enjoyed every aspect of our tour and then the pleasure of the Symphony. What a wonderful centerpiece of Miami Beach. Plan ahead for reservations for the tour and tickets to the performance. The projection of the performance on the outer wall of the building is also amazing--you'll need a chair--unless you can score a seat on one of the cement walls.
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March 30, 2013
Thank you so very much for your kind words about my tour - much appreciated! There are 4 docent-led tours per week (Tuesdays/ Thursdays at 4 pm and Fridays / Saturdays at Noon) and this is a wonderful way to viewevery aspect Frank Gehry's architectural genius - from the Atrium, to the Roof Garden with arguably the best views in South Beach, to the wonderful 756-seat concert hall. Guided visits are particularly useful if visitors are here for only a few days and their visit does not coincide with a concert performance, as these are the only two ways to gain admittance to the building. But you, as the title of your review makes clear, planned your trip around both tour dates and performances, so you got the best of both (New!) Worlds - and caught a Wallcast, to boot! Kudos all around!
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