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“A Boston treasure”
Review of Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall
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$89.00*
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Boston Super Saver: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Tour plus Boston Trolley...
Ranked #84 of 392 things to do in Boston
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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Boston treasure”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

The program offers something for everyone. This means you may have a modern piece on the program, when you are there to see something from the Classical era, but it helps to broaden your horizons. One word of warning on the seating -seats along the front rows of the balconies are oriented straight ahead, so while you may hear very well, to see the stage from anywhere but the first 20 or so seats at the front ends of the two wings of the balcony, you are turning your head at an increasing angle. In addition, patrons next to you may lean or slide forward to improve their view, and you'll be looking at the back of someone's head all night. Perhaps when the next renovation is done they'll try to adapt the seating to be more conducive to viewing.

Visited February 2013
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful building”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were able to see Harry Connick, Jr. perform here. The concert was entertaining, but the venue itself was spectacular.

Visited June 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“BSO's Symphony Hall set the Acoustic Standard with MIT”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

when it was built! Like the Gewandhaus (Leipzig) and the Concertgebauw (Amsterdam), the BSO's Symphony Hall provides an excellent is most charming venue to experience the best of what the musical world has to offer! Granted that it looks like a train station from the outside--even the "main entrance" is in fact a side entrance, the interior space is a "box within a box" securing it from exterior urban noise. Lovely and classical-- a delight for the music lover. CHECK for tours of the building given by faithful volunteers...

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Boston
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119 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Breathless”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

It's a wonderful place to be that while listening to the orchestra will truly lure you to the musical heavens. A place to be!

Visited June 2012
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Easton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Any Event at Symphony Hall is a "Special Event"”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Just saw the wonderful Bobby McFerrin at Symphony Hall. This is one of my favorite venues in Boston. I like to sit in the orchestra section and usually do, but for this concert we were in the first balcony right stage and the view was wonderful. The interior of the Hall is one of my favorite places in Boston. Also if you can attend an event where they have "Pops" seating you can enjoy a glass or bottle of wine and some appetizers. Boston History alive and well.

Visited April 2013
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