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New England Conservatory Jordan Hall

Fenway / Kenmore
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Address: 30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115-4602
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+1 617-585-1260
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Best Place for Classical Music

Every day, several times a day, you can find here great performances and most of them are for free. Look for Jordan Hall Calender.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every day, several times a day, you can find here great performances and most of them are for free. Look for Jordan Hall Calender.

Thank MisoSoupp
Braintree, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

Jordan Hall has wonderful accoustics and sightlines. However, the seating layout is very odd. Sections can be impossible to access without going through a row of seating first (and disturbing everyone who is seated). Be aware, especially if you are handicapped or don't move too well. Bathrooms access can also be tricky.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

The opera was great, but the seats were very uncomfortable, there were too few bathrooms, and the staff seemed unsure. I'm in no hurry to go back.

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Reviewed August 2, 2016

We attended a free concert that showcased a special youth orchestra that had high school students from across the country. Their performance was excellent. The space was intimate and gorgeous.

Thank Brianne K
Boston, Ma
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Reviewed March 29, 2016

I recently attended a Boston Gay Men's Chorus performance here. We had balcony seats. The chorus is 175 men strong, with a small orchestra. It was fabulous. The tickets were affordable ($40) and there isn't a bad seat in the house. Ushers helpful, bathrooms clean. Easy to get to and there are many different restaurants nearby. Highly recc. *Tip*....Reserve a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 6, 2016

An often overlooked option for both locals and visitors to the city. Check on-line for regular (several times a week) free concerts. Show-cased talent can be faculty members, guest artists, students. This is a concert hall with very good acoustics, intimately sized, a real treat. A refreshing alternative to Symphony Hall across the road.

Thank AdventuresinJapan
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Reviewed October 31, 2015

I concur with the positive comments made by other reviewers. This hall provides a great listening experience, feels intimate but not crowded and it is correct that one would be hard pressed to find a bad seat. It is quirky but in an entertaining way and it is part of the character of the place. We attended a classical concert... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a beautiful older concert hall with wonderful acoustics. Being in an older building, it's a bit quirky - some of the seats are hard to get to and require climbing over dozens of people. Also, as in many venues of this type, they could use more ladies' room facilities. But these are minor points. The concerts there are... More 

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Reviewed June 23, 2015

The previous times I have attended concerts at Jordan Hall - and I've been there in total probably about 20 times - I have always sat in the side Balcony. When I come to Boston for the Early Music Festival, I usually am going to see/hear several performances within a few days, so I don't tend to spend too much... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

Attended two concerts in Jordan Hall as part of Boston Early Music Festival. What a beautiful facility.

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