Monday, January 24, 2011

The 21st-century concert hall?

The Washington Post's Philip Kennicott visits New World Center in Miami Beach, Frank Gehry's new concert hall for the New World Symphony, and marvels at the hall's incorporation of theatrical and multimedia components:

A concert hall for 21st-century sensibilities? Perhaps. With seating for just under 800, a hall reflecting the audience-drawing power of orchestras in the new century? Hope not.