I'm hoping to take my daughter to a NY Pops concert at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) this April. (Assuming seats stay available until I get my time off approved...) I was hoping for some seating advice. She's a musician (flute and viola) so acoustics are most important and then views.
Currrently, there are a few Parquet seats available, but it looks like you can't really see the orchestra from there as the stage is up high unless you sit in the back, and those seats are mostly gone.
I'm thinking anything in the back of a box would be bad, as she's only about 5'1" and there's bound to be someone taller in front of her. Currently in the 1st Tier there are only 2 seats left in the back right of box 1 anyway, so I'm thinking those may be gone. Do people typically rotate seats at intermission? That's reportedly what they do at the Chicago Symphony, although we've never sat in box seats there.
2nd Tier only has side boxes, 2nd and 3rd rows that are all labelled obstructed view, which doesn't sound promising.
The dress circle center section only has 1 ticket left, but there are quite a few in the 2 sections moving to either side from the center (I don't see labels for the blocks of seats anywhere). These would be CC-EE ish with a few seat numbers in the high teens and quite a few in the high 30s on either side. Some say obstructed view, but looking at the view on the website, it looks like just a post which doesn't seem like much of an issue. I could (currently) get an obstructed view next to a non-obstructed view, so I could always give her the non-obstructed one.
There are still quite a few central balcony seats left from row B back. However, from the stage views of the website, it looks like the railing is fairly high. Would we be better farther back?
I'm currently leaning towards dress circle or balcony, but my daughter *really* wants to go to Carnegie Hall, so I would love input, especially on acoustics. I can have her look at the stage views on the website, but there's no way to tell where the acoustics would be best.
I should hopefully be able to buy tix next week, so I'm hoping availability will still be similar to this.
Thanks for any help!Edited: 02 November 2013, 04:39