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“A gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New England Conservatory Jordan Hall

New England Conservatory Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 585-1260
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Boston
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“A gem”
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

Visited January 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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“Great acoustics”
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.

Visited March 2013
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New York City, New York
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“A wonderful setting for hearing musical performances”
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 are not comfortable and I just never feel terribly secure up there that I am hearing the music as well as people downstairs must be.

My reservation aside, I have been there for concerts of the Boston Early Music Festival for almost 10 years, and have heard lots of amazing music there. This festival coming this June, I will not be going to Jordan Hall, but I'm sure I will be back for future festivals. And I am going to do my darnedest to get orchestra seats. Then maybe I will be ready to award the hall that fifth star.

Visited June 2012
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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“Gorgeous concert hall”
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!

Visited February 2013
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Acton, Massachusetts
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“viva verdi”
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.

Visited January 2013
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