Walt Disney Concert Hall

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INFO The iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, located in Downtown Los Angeles, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center (one of the three largest performing arts centers in the country). The hall’s construction began... ... read more

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Walt Disney Concert Hall Information

Walt Disney Concert Hall - Concert Venue | Landmark in Los Angeles.

The iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, located in Downtown Los Angeles, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center (one of the three largest performing arts centers in the country).

The hall’s construction began in 1993, after Lillian Disney, Walt Disney’s widow, donated $50 million. Completed in 2003, it is now considered one of the most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world.

The building was designed by acclaimed architect Frank Gehry, who is regarded as one of the most important individuals in contemporary architecture. He is best known for his titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

With a 2,265-person capacity, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is the official home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

In addition, the hall has hosted a number of popular musical acts, including Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie, and Local Natives.

Walt Disney Concert Hall User Reviews

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The Epitome of Brilliant Performances
Gerard Nash G. Jun 2, 2013
Normally, I shy away from places like this because of the cost of the tickets, but my friends convinced me to go since they had tickets to the Mozart performances in May, and I would like to say one thing; legendary. The concerts here are absolutely amazing. I mean, you enter this humongous auditorium and listen to all these classical songs while seated next to various strangers; it's literally the Bourgeoisie version of a concert. Some of the classical pieces, like Mozart's Sonata piece, is brilliantly performed by the whole group, and my friends and I were even able to take those photos in front of the hall that many people do. Definitely a great place to check out, and it's only $10 for a ticket for those of you who aren't tight with their wallets.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Vlad Y. May 14, 2013
One of the best places where to go. Personally I visited "Josefowicz Plays Stravinsky" play. The violin was marvelous. I get involved into unrealistic dream listening how people played different music instruments. Walt Disney Concert hall by itself is a unique place for everyone who enjoy spending time listening to classic music or just watch a performance. I would recommend it to everyone! Also it is usually just 10$ for a student to visit any play. Just call the front office on the day of the performance - come and buy a ticket - enjoy your time!
Disney Concert Hall
Gregory P. Mar 27, 2013
On the northern geographical peak of downtown Los Angeles is the architectural masterpiece by the renown Frank Gehry. Walt Disney concert hall "a blossoming rose" is how it is described. Looks more like a futuristic space ship to me. Inside you'll be able to participate in a walking tour thorughout this magnificent structure. Excellent acoustics inside the main Concert Hall highlite any peforming artist with robust sound from state of the art support equipment geared for the listening efficianado and the professionnal audiofile as well. The L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra featuring conductor Gustavo Dudamel perform pieces by the masters of chorale and classical standards by the worlds archival greats. In addition to well known artists from various genres such as Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock or there may even an occasional appearance by Essa-Pekka Salonen the last featured conductor who passed the baton to the current musical director in residence. Enjoy this world class venue and all the amenities it has to offer such as its bookstore/souvenir and C.D./DVD selection and more.
Quality quality quality
Anh L. Mar 23, 2013
Disney music hall is one of my favorite things about Los Angeles. Everyone who comes here for the first time, or hundredth time even, kind of has to take a step back to marvel at its beauty. Especially with Los Angeles' great weather, strolling around the garden can be a lot of fun. There are great places to eat close by too. This would be the perfect date spot for a classical music geek like me. The concerts are a lot cheaper for UCLA students too! They normally reserve a certain amount of seats for most concerts just for us, but you should call beforehand just to make sure. And the acoustics are spectacular, of course.
Uniquely Entertaining
John I. Mar 22, 2013
What an architectural feat! Frank Gehry is a boss when it comes to modern architecture. You have to check out this building. Come during the day. You can go up the stairs and walk around the building for free! There are hidden coves here and there as well as a garden and fountains. You would never guess it from a distance. I’ve been to a concert once and it was, as expected, spectacular (but of course like most concerts, pricy). If you’re coming just to see the building and not a show, the concert hall is on an aesthetically pleasing part of downtown. It is a nice area to stroll. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, little Tokyo is not too far and there are a bunch of small café type places around it.
Beautiful Venue
Sam D. Feb 27, 2013
This building is a marvel of architecture, and the perfect place to house the symphony. If you are going to the symphony, I highly encourage you to go early and just walk around this building and explore. Not only is the building itself an architectural sight to be seen (built by noted architect Frank Gehry), but the outdoor gardens it has are lovely places to walk around with a date. If you go up to the top of the building, there is an incredible view of downtown LA and its beautiful skyline. As for the actual concert hall, it is the perfect size - not so large as to be daunting, but not to small. Furthermore, the circular design ensures that every guest feels as if he or her is in the best seat in the house. I can't wait to go back again.
Music Junkies Beware
Tatiana S. Jan 30, 2013
If you’re a serious classical music junkie anywhere in the world, chances are you’ve heard of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Rumor has it that there isn’t a bad seat in the house, and that’s pretty much true for sound quality. Even in the very back of the hall sound is clear and vibrant. Unfortunately, although the sound quality doesn’t decrease as you get further back in the hall, the amount of legroom does, so you basically pay to be closer to the stage and to be more comfortable. In addition to the great acoustics, the hall is astonishingly beautiful, featuring blue backlit walls behind the polished wood seats and a massive organ that resembles golden French fries. And speaking of French fries- the Patina café downstairs in the hall serves wonderful food (the last time I ate there I had duck with orange sauce, yum!) and you can get gourmet snacks and coffee from stands at intermission. All of the amenities are sleekly designed and comfortable. Frank Gehry designed the stainless steel exterior that seems to spill out of itself onto Grand Street, a dramatic and striking architectural achievement. Even if you don’t get a chance to attend a concert, the hall is a must-see if you are visiting LA. An additional plus about this hall is the glamorous “cool dude” Gustavo Dudamel, the 32 year old conductor of the LA Phil. The Phil has never sounded so good or been so enthused, and audiences literally go crazy for him. His energy is infectious and it would be impossible to not get swept up in his music. Do yourself a favor and go check out the hall at sunset, or better yet, get yourself a ticket for anywhere in the hall (you can always get something really great for less than $50) and go hear some tunes.
A touch of Disney magic
Ann A. Dec 9, 2012
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles and is the official home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Master Chorale. Its unique architecture provides a stark contrast to the rigidity of high-rise office buildings that surround it. For those not able to attend a concert, the exterior provides a great photo backdrop. However, the interior of the venue seems to be lacking. While the acoustics are fantastic (there is no "bad seat" in the house in terms of sound), the seats are a bit cramped and leave little leg room. Despite this, the 360 degree seating is pretty great. Those sitting behind the orchestra get a sort of behind-the-scenes type of experience, witnessing the orchestra's view of the venue during a concert, including the conductor's face! The concert hall showcases a variety of musical acts and is a great venue to hear any performance.
Wonderful Concert Hall
Margaret L. Nov 27, 2012
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is such a beautiful building. So beautiful, in fact, that my cousin decided to take his wedding photos with his new wife on site. I think they took their photos on the roof... the reflections of the silver walls looked stunning next to his black tux and her off-white dress. Anyways, the concert hall is not only an architectural beauty to look at, but also a wonderful building to sit inside of for concerts. The chairs are SO comfy and the acoustics inside make even the worst performer sound awesome. This is a great venue, inside and out.
This is a must "hear"!
Veronica A. Nov 1, 2012
This avant-garde concert hall is perfect for the audiophile and the causal audience member! The iconic architecture and pristine interior combine to make this L.A’s most noteworthy concert venue! Unlike traditional musical venues, the Walt Disney Concert Hall features 360° seating which means that every seat has a view of the stage. While it might not be ideal to sit behind the performers visually, the sound quality is not compromised. Acoustically, there is no “bad seat” in the house! In addition to the unique seating arrangement, the Walt Disney Concert Hall features a grandiose concert organ. Although it has yet to celebrate its tenth birthday, the organ is an acoustic giant and promises a “seat-rumbling” performance. While organ music might not be everyone’s favorite, it undoubtedly adds visual and architectural interest to the already unique concert space. While not every performance utilizes the organ, it remains a characteristic feature of the concert hall. On a more general note, the concert hall is brilliantly designed and considerately structured. The stairways are generous and beautifully sculpted, the seats are comfortable, and provide ample passing room between rows. In addition, the concert hall features a posh bar on the main level and a tidy café on the ground level that boasts more than a run of the mill convenience store; it includes a refrigerated grab-and-go section as well as a fresh salad bar. Patrons can grab a quick bite or enjoy a complete meal without leaving the theatre. Clearly, the design of the concert hall does not compromise functionality for beauty. Overall, the Walt Disney Concert Hall features a wide variety of performances from the Los Angeles Master Chorale to Death Cab for Cutie. There truly is something for everyone in this unique venue; be sure to pay a visit!
Best Music Venue in the City
Daniel B. Oct 24, 2012
If you're looking for the best sound in LA, make sure you catch a performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It's one of the most interesting pieces of Downtown architecture and the upstairs garden has great views before or after the show. Students can get really good discounts with rush tickets the day of the performance. Also, unless you're really into staring at the musicians, opt for the cheaper seats behind the orchestra. Besides, Dudamel's eccentricities are pretty fun to watch. One of my favorite events here is on Halloween when the concert hall screens a classic silent horror film with live accompaniment by an organist.
An LA GEM!
Jayson M. Oct 18, 2012
The outside was designed by Frank Gehry and the acoustics by Yasuhisa Toyota. If you don’t know who those people are, nobody should ever sleep with you. Gorgeous exterior, covered in Gehry’s signature titanium skin. Looks like a giant boat on acid..or like a boat if YOU are on acid…whatever, you get the idea. Or maybe you don’t! Jesus, go read an architecture book and do some drugs, will yah? Stellar sound inside. Not a bad seat in the house. They do free tours all the time (check the website) and rush tickets make it easy to see a show on the cheap. I saw Yo Yo Ma here for like $20. Yup! Very easy to get to on the train (yes, LA has a train), but if you drive you get to venture down into the enormous catacombs of the parking garage. Once you see how big this thing is down here, maybe you will get why it cost more than $120 million JUST to building the parking. If you bike, I recommend parking it at the racks in front of the courthouse across the street. Unless they’ve finally put racks here, I didn’t check last time.
Stunning. Can't fit in the seats.
Paul F. Oct 16, 2012
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the most incredible looking buildings I've ever seen. If you've never seen the building at sunset, it's a must as the sun reflects off the metallic sides in just the perfect way. Inside the hall has all the trappings of any major theater. High ceilings, ornate decor, etc. The biggest issue I had when I was there is that I'm tall. 6'3" tall and I couldn't fit in the seats. They were these small, wooden, incredibly uncomfortable chairs and my knees were completely flush against the seat in front of me. I felt bad for whoever was sitting there, because I couldn't help but hit his seat with any adjustment. I'd say it ruined the night, but the performance of Yo Yo Ma combined with the acoustics of that architectural gem still outweighed my discomfort. But seriously Disney, fix those seats.
Great area
Sunset E. Oct 5, 2012
I have never been inside the Disney Concert Hall but that's okay because what you probably didn't know is that there's a secret (maybe not that big of a secret) garden on top of the Concert Hall. If you climb the stairs to the side or the once that are sort of hidden near the entrance you'll arrive at the Blue Ribbon Garden. It's usually empty (because no one knows about it) and has a nice water fountain and garden with trees and art. You can always enjoy a nice urban hike or have a meal in piece and quite in the heart of Los Angeles.
Great acoustics and Not a Bad Seat in the House
Cassie N. Oct 5, 2012
One of the best concert venues in Los Angeles is the Walt Disney Concert Hall. You should know, however, that this isn’t the venue to see performing artists like Justin Bieber or Madonna or even Dave Matthews Band. Although there have been some popular music concerts there, acts like that don’t generally pass through the Disney concert Hall. If you are interested in hearing a beautiful and moving classical music concert, the acoustics at Disney can’t be beat. It’s the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, consisting of some of the best classical musicians in the country. It’s also the home to one of the biggest organs in the country, so they often have organ recitals with some of the best organists performing in concert. If you are a classical music enthusiast, then you probably already know what I am talking about, but if you don’t know much about classical music, I recommend that you go to the Disney Concert Hall rather than the Hollywood Bowl or any other venue to hear and experience a classical music concert in the best acoustical space in Los Angeles.
Hear what you can't see
Michelle S. Sep 27, 2012
I went to the Walt Disney Concert Hall for the first time two years ago for a taiko drumming performance by a group called "Kodo." Hailed as the new holy grail of the taiko community, my stomach was doing little flips of anticipation about seeing such a highly acclaimed group perform, and then feeling it drop to my toes when I realized that our seats were all the way in the back and off to the side that the performers do not face. On top of that, I was seated behind possibly the tallest person in the entire hall, and craning my neck did absolutely nothing because apparently tall people like befriending and sitting next to other tall people. I sat pouting until the lights dimmed, cueing the start of the Kodo's performance...and then I jumped out of my seat at the explosive boom and endless resonance of the first strike of the first piece. The clarity and volume of the drums were enhanced 10-fold by the acoustics of Disney Hall, making us sad backseaters feel like we were, in fact, up front and center. It took me another second to realize that there was actually only one person performing in that first piece. You can imagine how amazing it was when the entire team played together. Thanks to the hall, you really don't need to see the music performance to experience it in its entirety.
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