Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Inside The Hall

2012-11-10 Powell Hall 9

The auditorium of Powell Symphony Hall tells you that you are in an important place. Our orchestra is in the top tier in the United States, up there with New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. The feel is traditional, but then a lot of what is heard is the work of what Peter Schickele calls decomposers. The SLSO's music director, David Robertson, makes sure that the work of the 21st and late 20th Centuries is well represented. (Geez, The Rite of Spring is 99 years old. Get with it already.)

The colors of the hall are red, cream and gold. The music has even more hues.

2012-11-10 Powell Hall 6

2012-11-10 Powell Hall 4

2012-11-10 Powell Hall 7

2012-11-10 Powell Hall 5


cieldequimper said...

I'll be there right away.

William Kendall said...

That is a gorgeous hall. I'm envious!

Our concert hall has much more of a modern look to it. Our orchestra is outstanding, and has one of the best conductors and violinists in the world leading it.

Jack said...

This is quite a place. Hartford's Bushnell Hall is an art deco building with nice decoration, but it is not in this league.

Nathalie said...

Oh wow, what a ceiling!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A very spectacular sight Bob. You can't go wrong with red, gold and cream..very opulent. I bet the acoustics are brilliant also.