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Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Concerts & Shows, Tourist Spots
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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 in a vineyard seating configuration, similar to the Berliner Philharmonie by Hans Scharoun.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 Yasuhisa Toyota, have been praised, in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
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  • Programming in different cultural activities week. Assist in family to a concert of camera excellent. Beautiful Auditorium, large. Tickets at affordable prices,
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  • Dudamel and Joshua bell on a Friday morning concert. There are lectures before the concert so check the website. 
  • Great work of architecture. I strongly recommend a visit, and watch a live concert, which becomes a truly stunning experience.
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  • One of the most beautiful interior concert spaces I've ever seen. It has some of the most fantastic acoustics I've ever heard. It is a unique and has salience. It is a "must" to be seen by anyone who loves music or architecture
  • Inside the acoustics are amazing. The music soars. Outside the steel sculptural swirl is a marvel of engineering, but there's something missing too. The place lacks humanity. Gehry buildings often feel oddly disjointed and almost distant and the Walt Disney Concert Hall is no exception.
  • Why you should check it out... 1. It's free to visit and tour during the day 2. The place is spectacular on the inside 3. The inside is just as impressive as the outside 4. Any and all questions you might have are quickly answered by the always nearby and knowledgeable staff 5. It's DTLA, so parking is a bit of a hassle, but if you're willing to walk, $6 parking is just a few blocks away.
  • Amazing building, architecture - inside and outside! Great garden - go there, it is gorgeous! And they offer inside free tours - I did the tour and it was really interesting!
  • This concert hall is amazing, it is an architectural masterpiece. I wasn't able to spend much time there, but it was very enjoyable. An additional benefit is that it is in the middle of downtown LA, so there are many things to see and do near by as well.
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