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 a vineyard-style 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. 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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  • This building is simply something else. Must visit for anyone interested in architecture. The curves are just amazing. 
    This building is simply something else. Must visit for anyone interested in architecture. The curves are just amazing.  more »
  • We attended the Herbie Hancock concert here in February. The acoustics are phenomenal and the architecture is divine. The music was fabulous and I would definitely return for another event in the... 
    We attended the Herbie Hancock concert here in February. The acoustics are phenomenal and the architecture is divine. The music was fabulous and I would definitely return for another event in the...  more »
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  • This is my favorite destination in Los Angeles. The building itself is incredible. One of Frank Gehry's best architectural achievements. The roof top garden and the fountain made from Delft china, are a wonderful spot to get away in the afternoon. Inside you are surrounded by Douglas Fir clad walls. In the auditorium is a pipe organ like no other on the planet. Go to the LA PHIL website for the best ticket prices. There are no bad seats here. Easily accessible by public transportation. In the neighborhood are 2 museums and LA OPERA.
  • My husband and I went to see the LA Philharmonic play a concert at Disney Hall -- it was expensive, but for me it was worth every penny because I have been wanting for years to see this Concert Hall. The acoustics, the architectural design, the art, the world-class musicians ... our evening at Disney Concert Hall was spectacular. The only thing that would have made it better was if we could have taken a tour if the building beforehand (tours were closed the day we were there). But overall, we were delighted with the whole experience.

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