Christian Science Church
Known to adherents as the ‘Mother Church,’ this is the international home base for the Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science),...
Sports fans can find anold-time vibe at Matthews Arena on the campus of Northeastern University. The arena dates back to 1910 and was...
Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium
The Mary Baker Eddy Library houses one of Boston’s hidden treasures. The intriguing Mapparium is a room-size, stained-glass globe that...
Playing out of the auditorily and visually delightful Symphony Hall, the Boston Pops arranges crowd-pleasers for the orchestra to...
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Symphony Hall information
This majestic building has been the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1900, when it was built by McKim, Mead & White (of BPL fame). See the hall’s public spaces and go behind the scenes on a free, one-hour tour.
Symphony Hall is often lauded for its perfect acoustics, and the architects did in fact engage a Harvard physics professor to achieve this. The sloped stage walls, shallow side balconies and coffered ceiling all help distribute the sound around the hall. To truly appreciate the physics, you’ll have to come for a concert.