Symphony Hall, Boston A Virtual Field Trip
Symphony Hall is a well-known concert hall in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
The hall was designed by architects, McKim, Mead, and White, a wee-known architectural firm. They are known for their architecture throughout the United States including the National Museum of American History and the Manhattan Municipal Building. Manhattan Municipal Building
The hall is admired for its acoustics and is considered one of the best sounding classical concert venues in the world. Click the link to hear the Boston Pops Orchestra opening night. http://www.bso.org/brands/bso/plan-your-visit/explore-the-music/podcasts.aspx
Sixteen replicas of Greek and Roman statues line the upper level of the hall's walls. Ten are of mythical subjects, and six of historical figures.
The Symphony Hall organ, a 4,800-pipe was design and built in 1949. It is considered to be one of the finest concert hall organs in the world.
Seating in Symphony Hall includes the floor level and two balconies. Click below for a full map of the seats. http://www.bso.org/media/23679/SH_seating_Chart.pdf
The hall host various performances throughout the year. Click the link for a list of upcoming performances at Boston Symphony Hall. http://www.bso.org/Performance/Listing
With its beautiful architecture and classic performances, there is no doubt why Symphony Hall in Boston is an important part of our musical culture and history.