Music lovers will especially appreciate the Symphony Hall. Opened in 1900 as the permanent home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra which still performs there today, is also home to the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Said to be among the best in the world, the hall was designed for superb sound. The walls of the stage slope inward for just this purpose and focus the sound. The balconies on each side of the stage are situated to allow for sound flow and the ceiling and other features help distribute sound. This U.S.A National Historic Landmark has 16 Greek and Roman statues placed in niches along the interior halls. In homage to a comment by Bostonian William Tudor comparing Boston to Athens, Greece the statues are replicas of Greek and Roman statues, all somehow related to the arts.
Address: 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Phone: (617) 888 266 1200
Open hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Architects: McKim, Mead and White