Monday, November 19, 2012

Powell Symphony Hall

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2012-11-10 Powell Hall 1

A couple of weeks ago the St. Louis Symphony held an event for subscribers (which we've been for 35 years). You could tour Powell Hall with a docent, front and back of the house, learning its history and secrets. Cameras were welcome.

This is the grand hall between the auditorium and the street. It was patterned on the chapel in Versailles. Not identical - it lacks the grand paintings - but our colleague Cieldequimper may recognize the pattern of columns and balconies. 

We will visit the auditorium tomorrow.

BTW, we attended yesterday afternoon's performance, featuring Ukranian-Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman playing the Tchaikovsky concerto. Holy bleep! I would never imagine that human fingers could move so fast. Brilliant.

2012-11-10 Powell Hall 3

2012-11-10 Powell Hall 2

6 comments:

cieldequimper said...

It does have a certain Versailles ummpff to it! It's gorgeous!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This does communicate that going to the Symphony is a special event.

Julie and I recently did a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House. It was wonderful, but pricey.

JM said...

It's gorgeous! Great shots, Bob.

Stefan Jansson said...

Impressive building.

William Kendall said...

That is a beautiful building, Bob!

Jack said...

It is very impressive, Bob. But, that is what I would expect from St. Louis.