The Walt Disney Concert Hall: A Modern Masterpiece
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is a modern masterpiece, designed by Frank Gehry. It’s as if he took the Walt Disney Company and gave it a permanent home in Los Angeles, California. The concert hall opened on October 24th 2003 to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.
This blog post will explore the Walt Disney Concert Hall: what you need to know before your visit, how to get there, where parking is available, inside tips for enjoying the Walt Disney Concert Hall experience and more!
Architecture is important to Walt Disney Concert Hall, which says on their website that “architectural design was the key factor in selecting an architect for this project. Gehry had already shown his ability with “surprises” of curvings and asymmetrical shapes.” It has been awarded many accolades since its opening including being named as one of America’s Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
In 1998 Frank Gehry won the competition to build Walt Disney Concert Hall; he received $25 million USD for his work (which included designing four other buildings).
Can I visit the concert hall with my family?
Walt Disney concert hall can be visited on a guided tour or through their website for an additional fee but tickets are still available so you could try to get them before your visit and not have to wait until that day!
Tickets start at $25 per person with bulk rates for groups of ten people or more starting at just $20 per ticket!”
What programs are offered by the Walt Disney Concert Hall?
Walt Disney concert hall offers a variety of programs to be performed in the space. Some are as follows:
– Dvořák Symphony No. 104
– Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto “Emperor”
– Bernstein West Side Story Suite for Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists with Jayne Paterson singing ”Cool” from permission granted by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein Music Company LLC.
Are there other concert halls in Los Angeles?
Yes, Walt Disney Concert Hall is the main concert hall in Los Angeles. Walt Disney Concert Hall’s immediate competitor is UCLA Royce Hall which has a more traditional design; Walt Disney Concert Hall tends to be favored for its modern and open feel.
How to get to the concert hall?
Walt Disney Concert Hall is located in Downtown Los Angeles, California. Walt Disney Concert Hall has a detailed map on their website that can be viewed here: WaltDisneyConcertHall.com/plan-a-visit
What should I wear?
It’s important to dress appropriately for the Walt Disney Concert Hall depending on what type of concert it is and how formal you would like to look. For instance, if there are suits or ties recommended then one might want to bring them along with an evening gown appropriate for a gala performance such as at Carnegie hall.
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