Symphony Hall

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Symphony Hall opened its doors in 1900 as the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Extended in 1990 to add the Cohen Wing, it continues to update its facilities with new audio reproduction technology. Still, it's the all-important acoustics of the original interior design that have made it one the world's top auditoriums. In July and August, the BSO is based at its summer home, Tanglewood, in the Berkshires, Western Massachusetts (413-637-1600, tanglewood.org), which also hosts the Festival of Contemporary Music and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival.

Venue name: Symphony Hall
Contact:
Address: 301 Massachusetts Avenue
at Huntington Avenue
Boston

Cross street: at Huntington Avenue
Opening hours: Open Box office 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; noon-6pm Sat.
Transport: Green line to Symphony
Price: Tickets $17-$108.