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Symphony Hall

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Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 16172661492
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A Great Venue !!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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Concord, NH
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5 of 5 stars 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 !!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We buy the cheapest 2nd balcony seats - we try to get close to the stage, or, we sit way out in the back of 2nd balcony center. Very few bad seats, acoustics grand, and the Pops at Christmas are a fabulous experience. Sadly, a lot of Bostonians have never been here...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We heard Handel's Messiah in a superb performance and it was an amazing experience. Some voices of the chorus could be made out individually. A lady from NYC living in Boston prefers the sound in Carnegie Hall but this sound was ethereal. They claim one of the top three sounds in the world and the best in the US. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Symphony Hall is a unique and beautiful venue from it's architecture to the acoustics when watching a concert. My parents and I saw the Tenors and what a show at an amazing venue. Highly recommend visiting symphony hall for a concert or the pops if you ever get a chance.

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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.