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“Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl with Utah Symphony”
Review of Abravanel Hall

Abravanel Hall
Ranked #33 of 131 things to do in Salt Lake City
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Owner description: Abravanel Hall first opened in September 1979, and was originally known as Symphony Hall, but was renamed in May 1993 for Maurice Abravanel, conductor of the Utah Symphony. The building was designed by FFKR Architects and acoustical design services were provided by Dr. Cyril M. Harris with the outcome of creating an environment of acoustic excellence. The hall is rectangular in shape, similar to some of the world’s finest symphony halls. Suspended from the ceiling are six brass chandeliers with 18,000 hand-cut beads and prisms of Bohemian crystals imported from Austria and Czechoslovakia. The lobby is four stories high with a white oak and brass ceiling and a glass wall covering the East face of the lobby. The lobby itself is an architectural marvel due to its many tiers, the staircase that goes upwards with gold leafing that covers all visible sides of the stairs and balconies, and the 30-foot-high Olympic Tower red blown-glass sculpture by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The Utah Symphony provided an incredible performance for the musical score while showing the "Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" movie. This was indeed an amazing experience. Abravanel Hall is less than ideal, however, for a 2-hour plus performance. The seats on the balconies on the sides do have incredible unobstructed views, but severely obstructed foot room, and the seat angle is not quite right to be able to sit back comfortably in your seat. I think the floor seats would be better.
Otherwise, this was a wonderful evening!

Thank HappyTravels4You
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We went here for the first time to watch Joe Biden speak. A very nice addition to the Salt Lake Area. Not an overly large place but beautiful. We sat on the 12th row in the middle, Acoustics were great and I don't think really a bad place in the house. Security is built into the doors somehow so no checking of bags etc.

Thank Debbie W
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I bought season tickets for the first time. I was aweinspired by the audience. They were so reverent and quiet during the performances. I almost wanted to turn my sear around and study everyone. I dont see people this quiet even at church.
The orchestra is so good they cast a spell in everyone.

Thank korinne n
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

It was a lovely venue and easy to get to. Decent and clean parking ramp nearby with lots of shopping and places to eat. Seating in the theater itself was good and even though we were in the nosebleeds we could see well. Only complaint is that is was so ungodly hot in there. It was about 20 degrees cooler out in the hallways.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Abravanel Hall was so tastefully and modernly designed - just grab any concert/event and just GO! The huge orange/red glass sculpture is simply phenomenal (how did he do that?) - and can be seen from outside - so just stop by the building just to see it as well as the sweeping huge modern staircases! Going inside, too? Doesn't matter where you sit. The acoustics are great - and the well-controlled high ceilings - fab for any sound. It is interesting because the seats span the width of the hall, so no middle aisle (did I spell that correctly?) - which makes it so architecturally stunning. When you look back (or forward) to see the rows of people, and the huge stage - high, high ceilings, and thin balconies. A delight - and the music did not even start yet! DON'T MISS IT! and, ENJOY!

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