There are few buildings in LA. that I've seen so far that truly take my breath away. The iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall certainly does, though, and this venue is an architectural gem in downtown L.A. This venue is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonics, a widely-known American orchestra and also hosts a variety of other musicians and performers. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the exterior design was made entirely of stainless steel and has no straight lines on any of its edges - the edges are entirely curved. It's mesmerizing to walk around the outskirts of the building and explore the secret garden and reflective hallways on the side opposite of the main entrance. I'd highly recommend any tourist or Angelino come and see this building, whether it's to catch a concert or show (click here for upcoming shows and click here to buy tix) or just walk around and check out the architecture on a nice day. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue; Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Update on 5/11/16:
Last June, I wrote the blog post above about the unique beauty in the exterior design of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. I also posted on Instagram that it was on my L.A. Bucketlist to experience an L.A. Philharmonic performance inside of this hall. Almost a year later, I have checked this L.A. activity off of my bucket list, and it was such a memorable experience. My girlfriends and I purchased tickets for wine tasting + show here through Goldstar, and the evening turned out to be really special.
I was so curious as to what the interior design looked like, and upon entering, it blew me away! According to the Walt Disney Concert Hall website, "Inside the warm, Douglas fir-lined interior are 2,265 seats that are steeply raked and surround the stage. Ernest Fleischmann, former Executive Director of the LA Phil, felt that balconies and boxes reinforced a social hierarchy and proscenium arches separated players from listeners, and he urged that they be eliminated. In Walt Disney Concert Hall, the orchestra plays in the space in which the audience sits. The vineyard style seating brings the audience close to the orchestra, and offers an intimate view of the musicians and conductor from any seat."
In addition to the fascinating interior design, the music was fantastic, performances lasted about an hour and a half long, and my friends and I agreed this was both a highly entertaining and culturing outing for us. I would recommend any local Angeleno or tourist to see a concert here if you get the chance.
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