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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 Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. It was 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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  • Ive been fortunate to travel the world and experience some amazing venues and events around the world, but The symphony here, directed by Duschamel, almost brought me to tears. Incredible .A NOT TO.....  more
    Ive been fortunate to travel the world and experience some amazing venues and events around the world, but The symphony here, directed by Duschamel, almost brought me to tears. Incredible .A NOT TO.....  more »
  • Aside from the cool architecture, this place is a must if you love classical music. Check the schedule and see what you're interested in. I've been going here since its opening many years ago. Always....  more
    Aside from the cool architecture, this place is a must if you love classical music. Check the schedule and see what you're interested in. I've been going here since its opening many years ago. Always....  more »
  • Enjoyed a performance by the incredible LA Phil; breathtaking music-making. The building in and out is a work of art. Easy to find our seats. Recommend taking the tour where you learn about the... 
    Enjoyed a performance by the incredible LA Phil; breathtaking music-making. The building in and out is a work of art. Easy to find our seats. Recommend taking the tour where you learn about the...  more »
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  • Absolutely incredible! The architecture is just breathtaking. Every corner that you turn is a new surprise. The concert hall itself is so incredibly laid out that acoustically it's one of the best concert Halls I've ever visited in the entire world. And it's just gorgeous. Visit for the architecture alone, but absolutely enjoy the music. Especially there new works programs. Can't wait to go again.
  • A very unique building, an iconic place in LA. I did not attend a show or enter the building, but simply walking around the building and observing its curves, I was impressed at the architecture and design - unlike any other building I have seen. An interesting fact is that the exterior was supposed to be built of stone, but because of budget shortcomings, it was decided to make of stainless steel. Having seen the steel, I think it looks better than what stone would have looked. During opening hours, you are able to walk around the entire building. There is a lovely garden with shady trees at the rear of the building, and some nooks that make for a good photo opportunity.
  • Architecture is top notch! You will love to walk around inside and take a look to concert hall for free! Though there was not much to do inside when we visited! Would recommend talking the audio self tour to know more about the place! :)
  • Walked in on a Saturday about noon, wasn't sure what we were going to do or what the place was about and after standing there for a few minutes looking at our cell phone maps, Louise ( center of our pic), a young guy who is very knowledgeable, articulate, and a good representation of the place walked up to us started talking to us about what we were looking for. Explained to him that we were here for the baseball game tonight but wasn't sure what the facility was, offered us the audio guided tour which was incredible. Recommend it versus taking the self tour. Lasted about 45 minutes. Well worth our time and energy to visit the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
  • Came here to buy a ticket to one of their up coming event on November 15. The building is absolutely amazing. I absolutely enjoyed my visit. I was in an awe.... The design and the architecture of the building is breathtaking.

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