Nothing has changed here in years, but it doesn't have to. Powell Hall is a jewel, especially when it's decked out for Christmas. We were fortunate enough to have row A balcony seats for a recent SLSO performance, so I can't tell you how good the music sounds way in back. I can tell you, though, that from our seats, the view of the stage, the acoustics, the ambience all were amazing and I can't think of a more special place to visit during the holidays.
The staff were all polished and professional, including the bartenders. If you haven't been recently (ever?), please make it a point to get down and support this great local institution. You'll be impressed.