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“Good visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA (Fenway / Kenmore)
617-266-1492
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Ranked #44 of 218 Attractions in Boston
Type: Symphonies, Theaters, Operas
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“Good visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

See the extraordinary organ pipes and hall but be sure to get tickets for a performance if you can. Witness the hall in action and the people who inhabit it.

Visited October 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“lovely venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Saw a Handel and Haydn concert here. It's located right by a T station, which is helpful. Exterior is very nice, interior is too. It was a really good experience.

Visited September 2013
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Windham, New Hampshire
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“Awesome concert hall, poor eating/drinking options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

the hall and its acoustics are phenomenal. there isn't a bad seat in the house, in many ways its like the best European concert halls, built before electrical amplifiers and the sound is wonderful. the BSO are a fantastic orchestra and we also had the treat of YoYo Ma as the guest soloist, what's not to love!
Well the pre-post concert options in the hall are awful. the nicest staff couldn't make up for the expensive drinks (even by typical concert standards $15 for a glass of wine!) and the food was like the school cafeteria. Don't waste your money there are dining options near by, go,there! It's such a shame a good cocktail bar would increase revenue and be a great draw to the hall.

Visited October 2013
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Newton, Massachusetts
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“Good accoustics, ok style”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I know the most important part of this venue is the acoustics (which seem fine - although I'm far from an expert) but I can't help but comment on the unremarkable style of the interior and exterior of the building. There's a tacked-on reception hall off to one side but it feels like you're standing in someone's basement and not in a grand hall.

Visited December 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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“A wonderful music hall!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The acoustics are incredible here! They also have a wonderful orchestra and stellar guest stars!! The best seats are on the second balcony because the sound is just beautiful. I always try to go here at least once a year.

Visited March 2013
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