NileGuide Expert Says:
The fabulous acoustics of Abravanel Hall make this historical concert hall an amazing place to listen to the Utah Symphony or other international performers.
123 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
tel: +1 801 355 2787
Completed in 1979 after three years and $12 million of construction, this modern-style building impresses from the first sight. A sheer-walled triangular wedge with massive glass-walled lobby, this has a 100-foot-tall glass sculpture visible from the street. This sculpture, called Olympic Tower, was created by Dale Chihuly and cost over $600,000. Inside, Abravanel Hall holds up to 2,811 audience members in its concert hall acoustically designed by Dr Cyril Harris. But the outside views of this structure are just an appetizer for its brilliant sounds inside. Home to the Utah Symphony, this venue maintains a busy performance schedule. Originally called "Symphony Hall", this structure plays host to other interesting and worthy events that are not strictly musical. Its designer, Harris, also designed the acoustics for the Kennedy Center and Metropolitan Opera House, Abravanel hall has a reputation for particularly bright acoustics. Check online for a complete concert and events schedule.