Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

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The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. It opened on October 24, 2003. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, and 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves, among other purposes, as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The hall is a compromise between an arena seating configuration, like the Berliner Philharmonie by Hans Scharoun, and a classical shoebox design like the Vienna Musikverein or the Boston Symphony Hall.
Lillian Disney made an initial gift of $50 million in 1987 to build a performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney's devotion to the arts and to the city. The Frank Gehry–designed building opened on October 24, 2003. Both Gehry's architecture and the acoustics of the concert hall, designed by Minoru Nagata, the final completion supervised by Nagata's assistant and protege Yasuhisa Toyota, have been praised, in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
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  • Studed with stainless steel panels in a random manner, this is a divine example of modern architecture. The beauty which the panels add to this hall is unparalleled. While being beautiful from...  more »
  • Friday 11 AM Philharmonic concerts offer the most serene and Peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of an already laid back Los Angeles.It does not get much better than this.!!!  more »
  • We couldn't get inside the hall as there were rehearsals on for the evening concert, but the outside of this hall is quite the view. Situated next to The Broad, you can see both places at the same...  more »
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  • Simply one of the greatest concert halls in the world, period. Acoustics and sight lines were designed specifically for symphonic music. The seats are super comfortable with wide rows, making it easy to get in and out of your seat. Each floor has multiple stations that serve premium wines, beers, soft drinks and coffee. The exterior is visually STUNNING. This is a fitting home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, one of the greatest symphony orchestras in the world.
  • The acoustics of the theater is phenomenally designed! I hope more artists perform here, rather than some other popular stadiums. I LoVe the intimate feeling this theater offers. I also enjoyed the "natural" lighting from the rooftop as if the sun was peeking in. There is no drinks or food allowed inside, although inconvenient, it's beneficial to keeping the seating area clean and well taken care of. It adds to a more pure and focused experience. I'm excited for my next visit!
  • The best venue for enjoying concert in state of California. This place has great opportunities for photography. This is very near to Famous Grand Park. If you are visiting this place at the time of Concert you will not be allowed entry. This place is a must place to visit. The architecture needs a great appreciation. Visit this venue and you will never regret.
  • Love the architecture, which is very unique and contemporary. Some how, it looked like a giant airplane or spaceship to me, ha, ha! We went at spring time, the trees were flowering beautifully in the garden at the back. The red and pink blossoms with the silver coloured background of the building, shone brightly under the sun, just amazing! Took a self guided tour inside the hall, it's very impressive and superb! The staff were very helpful. But unfortunately, we did not have time for a concert.
  • This is one of my favorite building in LA. It's just so unique and outstanding. Most people visit the inside only while attending concerts but I love their back garden with lots of trees on a hot summer day. Also gives you a good view of some of the downtown.

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