World's Best Concert Halls - Top 10 Concert Halls
By Aaron Green, About.com Guide
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Symphony Hall - Boston
Symphony Hall in Boston
The Boston Symphony Hall is considered by many to be one of the finest concert halls in the world, and is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. The Boston Symphony Hall was the first concert hall ever built on scientifically derived acoustical engineering. The hall's 1.9 second reverberation time is considered ideal for orchestral performances. Everything was designed for ideal sound, no matter where you sat in the auditorium. The Boston Symphony Hall was designed after Vienna's Musikverein. Inside, the decor is minimal (it's all about the sound right?), and the leather seats are still original.