David Geffen Hall (at Lincoln Center)

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David Geffen Hall (at Lincoln Center)
This handsome, comfortable 2,700-seat hall is the headquarters of the New York Philharmonic, the country’s oldest symphony orchestra (founded in 1842) and one of its finest. Depending on whom you ask, the sound ranges from good to atrocious. On four Saturdays each year, the New York Philharmonic presents classical music concerts geared toward children ages 6 to 12.
Venue name: David Geffen Hall (at Lincoln Center)
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Address: 132 W 65th St
New York

Cross street: at Broadway
Transport: Subway: 1 to 66th St–Lincoln Ctr
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Lindsey W
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I saw two performances here this summer - Danny Elfman music from Films and the Mozart engagement that was there for a few days. The great thing about the symphony is that no seat is a bad seat. Because of the acoustics in the theater sitting far away is actually not a bad thing, so it's totally possible to get a good night out here for $35. The only problem is trying to stay awake! It's all very soothing, so much so that I actually caught someone snoring during my last visit here.

Christa Sully
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What was once considered (at least by me) a place where only the stuffy, elite and musically inclined would go to hear beautiful music, the NY Philharmonic is re-branding itself in a way to reach a younger demographic.


And they're doing a great job. I never realized how many young people were in the actual philharmonic/attending the philharmonic or how wrong I was about the performances. It was such a refreshing way to spend a night in the city and there are affordable tickets available too, including Student Rush. Plus, the venue is gorgeous.

If you live in New York, you should absolutely so this at least once.