Monday, November 26, 2007

Music Hall

Tomorrow we'll head off to Music Hall for our annual field trip to enjoy the musical artistry of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. If you don't know much about the actual building itself, here's just a little bit of the "history" and story behind this lovely Cincinnati landmark --

Built in 1878 with private money raised from what is believed to be the nation's first matching grant fund drive, this Cincinnati showpiece has been renovated and updated and includes what is judged to be among the best and most beautiful concert theaters in the world.
Springer Auditorium - The Springer Auditorium is known the world over for its extraordinary acoustics and its lavish old world decor. With its plush seating for 3,516, it serves as home for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera and the May Festival Chorus, among other local performing arts organizations. In addition, throughout the year it hosts a large number of touring performances, conferences, concerts and awards ceremonies. The fully-equipped stage with a complete lighting system, hydraulically-operated orchestra pit and roomy backstage area make any type of production or performance possible.

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