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Symphony Hall

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Fenway / Kenmore
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Afternoon concert of Bach by Boston H & H

We attended a Sunday afternoon concert of music by Bach and his contemporaries given by the Boston Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall. The concert, under the H&H's music... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a Sunday afternoon concert of music by Bach and his contemporaries given by the Boston Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall. The concert, under the H&H's music director Harry Christophers, was first rate. The hall was practically full. The hall is a delightful example of the architecture of its time. Being a classic shoebox shape, the acoustics... More 

Thank pedrapislwyn
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to hear The Handel and Haydn Society perform here. Symphony Hall opened on October 15, 1900. From their website, "Symphony Hall is widely regarded as one of the top concert halls in the world. The walls of the stage slope inward to help focus the sound. The side balconies are shallow so as not to trap any of... More 

Thank Iintrepid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful venue. We have attended shows in several areas of the Hall - floor, balcony - and the sound has always been stellar. It's such a beautiful place as well and well organized. We enjoy the Holiday Pops shows when you can sit at a table on the floor and enjoy some food and drink during the... More 

Thank maxpaste
Concord, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We recently attended a Boston Pops concert at Symphony Hall. This is a great venue for music...easy to find...extremely helpful staff... excellent acoustics...and a lively, appreciative audience make this our favorite venue for all things musical !!! - One tip: Shop for parking ahead of time...rates for parking in the area run from $12 to $42 !!

Thank Art R
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have been fortunate enough to visit Symphony Hall on several occasions. It is an awesome experience for a concert in a majestic setting.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

Wonderful concert last night in this beautiful venue The acoustic is great and the public is young,enthusiastic and respectful ,appreciative of modern and classic The ushers were helpful and recommended a spot to better view the venue A great place if you love me sic

Thank zoe646
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Amazing venue! Been here multiple times, most recently the Boston Pops Christmas Concert and Berlioz Te Deum. Both were amazing! The building has so much history and the interior architecture is breathtaking. A must see for any music-lover!

Thank axriyadi
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

I've attended several events at Symphony Hall, from the symphony itself to the holiday pops, and most recently the Boston speaker series. It's a gorgeous venue with gilded ceilings and sculptures lining the balcony. Acoustics are great and the ushers are quick and efficient. My only complaint is that the seats are super uncomfortable so if you attend a performance... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

We were here to listen the Boston Youth Orchestra. And it is first an amazing place. Very good accoustic and there is no 'bad' seat. It was conducted by Benjamin Zander who is very well known and friendly. I highly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

Enjoyed seeing the Pops with my college aged daughter and her out of town friend. Great holiday and Boston experience for visitors. Loved the table seating and champagne. We were a bit too close to the stage (last minute tickets) - but did enjoy interacting with the musicians and being in the thick of things.

Thank where2gonexttime

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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