Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Walt Disney Concert Hall
Downtown

As the $274-million crown jewel of the LA Music Center, Disney Hall opened in 2003 to rave reviews. The novelty hasn't yet worn off: both inside and out, this is a terrific venue. Designed by Frank Gehry, the hall features a 2,265-capacity auditorium with an open platform stage. Chief acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota combined the best aspects of orchestral halls in Tokyo, Berlin, Amsterdam and Boston in a bid to provide aural warmth and clarity; the result of his endeavors is a virtually perfect acoustic that works almost as well for amplified events as for orchestral performances. The hall is the home of the LA Philharmonic and the LA Master Chorale, but the schedule is surprisingly varied throughout the year. The complex also includes the 250-seat Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre, a gallery and a roof garden. For tours of the building, call 213-972-4399, or see online for a schedule.

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Venue name: Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Address: 111 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Box office noon-6pm Tue-Sun
Price: Tickets $25-$175; parking $9

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