World's Best Concert Halls - Top 10 Concert Halls
By Aaron Green, About.com Guide
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Avery Fisher Hall - New York City
Avery Fisher Hall
Avery Fisher Hall was orginally called the Philharmonic Hall, but after board member, Avery Fisher, donated $10.5 million dollars to the orchesta in 1973, the concert hall quickly took his name. When the hall was built in 1962, it opened with mixed reviews. The hall was originally designed after Boston's Symphony Hall, however, when the seating design changed at the request of the critics, the acoustics changed also. Later, Avery Fisher Hall went through another redesign, which resulted in what we hear and see today.