Trumpet Discussion Discuss Favorite concert halls/venues in the General forums; Hello Manny:
My question in the "Trumpets You're Dragging..." thread inspired me to think of this question as well, so ...
My favorite Halls acoustically:
Carnegie (ignore what people have said about it since its renovation)
Boston Symphony Hall
The Musikverein (in Vienna)
Santory Hall (in Tokyo)
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
The main concert Hall in Koln, Germany
There are others that I'm not recalling right now. I'd rather not get into the ones I hate.
Benaroya Hall is an acoustical paradise. Seattle is lucky to have not only this spectacular facility, but a practially brand new opera house as well, also with splendid acoustics. Zach
From what I understand, it's a much better hall than the Ordway Theatre, here, in St.Paul, yet it was designed by the same person!
I know that there was well over $100 million dollars spent on Benaroya (I think the final figure may have been around 180 million....) so that might have something to do with it - with that kind of money anything should be possible. Thankfully the greater Puget Sound region is pretty arts friendly these days! I do know that there was quite a reaction when the hall was first built - some people didn't like it! - on stage it seems unbelievably live and can feel (even when playing with a Mahler sized orchestra) like you're playing all by your lonesome self. There was definetly an adjustment period before everything seemed to settle in.
Aww, come on Manny, you didn't like our Hemmle Hall here in good ol' Lubbock, TX? HAHAH... what a terrible room....
I've been to a lot of halls for my age (still nowhere near the amount that Mr. Laureano or some of the other guys have been to), but my favorite thus far with a large gap from the first to second place, is deifinitely Dallas' Meyerson Hall, it's incredible, I swear you can hear a pin drop clearly from anywhere in that hall, just my two cents.
Music isn't a career, it's a way of life.
1. Davies Hall in San Fran
2. Meyerson in Dallas
3. Kimmel Center in Philly
4. Orchestra Hall in Cleveland
Next to last place
Avery Fisher Hall in NY
Jones Hall in Houston
The Great Hall in Krannert Center at the University of Illinois.
That's a wonderful hall! - it was really cool to get to perform there back in grad school...
Originally Posted by pmkt16
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)