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Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

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The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown of 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 Sharon, 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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  • Attended the opera "Young Caesar" June 13, 2017. Amazing visual and audio experience. Unique use of the space. A stimulating evening that I would love to repeat. The LA Phil. New Music Group was actua...  more »
  • You can take a 90 minute guided tour or a 60 minute self -guided audio tour. we did the later and cut it short beacuse we were hungry. This is an amazing piece of artchitecture and the audio tour is c...  more »
  • The building is really special and worth some snaps. However the day i visited has nth going on there and even the souvenir shop & restaurants were closed so didn't really expereince that much.  more »
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  • There is a parking lot south of the theater, park you car there and get to the roof if you want to take great photos, then go to the northeast corner of the theater, you will find stair to access the garden. Use the fire escape stairs to walk around the building. Its a must seen building in LA, specially for architects. GREAT ARCHITECTURE.
  • Fantastic in every way! Incredible design inside and out. Nearly perfect acoustics. Sat behind and way above the orchestra; could see the entire stage and the conductor's face as well rest of the house. When the featured pianist played, could watch her hands fly across the keys! Wow!
  • My wife and I love going to concerts, but we've gotten older and the amount of aggravation caused by the simple act of parking, getting inside, and leaving a venue actually causes us to skip shows we would otherwise enjoy. That said, WOW, I love Disney Concert Hall! It is a beautiful venue with a great view of the stage no matter where you sit, and the icing on the cake is how painlessly accessible it is! They have a huge parking lot under the venue, and it is extremely easy to leave and get back on the freeway. There's even a Metro stop nearby (Red Line I think), so you can easily take public transit (in LA? I know, it's awesome). My only warning-- if you are seated in the Orchestra View section (behind the stage) you are right next to/below the pipe organ. Find out if they use the organ in the show. It is EXTREMELY LOUD and surprising if you aren't expecting it. Seriously, never thought I'd need earplugs listening to classical music, but you just might.
  • Looks great, beautiful building with nice view over SF, but whenever you get near a door a security guy INSTANTLY gets up and tells you that you must not enter. They have a security guy behind EVERY door! Why don't they just lock them all when it's forbidden to get in? Not very cost effective ^^
  • Beautiful place! Can be overwhelming since there are so many entrances and paths that lead to who knows where, it makes you feel lost. The seating is vey confusing and some seats are terrible. You can have a spot light from the ground blazing onto your face the entire show. Or you can have a seat behind the artists and never see their face. You can also have this gigantic organ right next to you, making you deaf. It's a beautiful venue that just tries a little too hard to be cutting edge. Great acoustics are wonderful, but we pay for concert tickets to SEE the artist, not just listen. We can listen at home for free.