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“Good accoustics, ok style”
Review of Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I know the most important part of this venue is the acoustics (which seem fine - although I'm far from an expert) but I can't help but comment on the unremarkable style of the interior and exterior of the building. There's a tacked-on reception hall off to one side but it feels like you're standing in someone's basement and not in a grand hall.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The acoustics are incredible here! They also have a wonderful orchestra and stellar guest stars!! The best seats are on the second balcony because the sound is just beautiful. I always try to go here at least once a year.

Thank Sarah H
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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.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

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

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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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