19 August 2013
Disney Concert Hall, LA
A Los Angeles icon
On our recent trip to America we visited the Disney Concert Hall in LA designed by the renowned Frank Gehry, a highlight of our trip! As one of the most acoustically sophisticated halls in the world it provides both visual and aural intimacy for an unparalleled musical experience.
The conception of the hall was initially developed by Lillian Disney who generously gifted $50 million to build a world-class performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney. Since then, other gifts and contributions bring the total Disney family contribution to over $100 million and together with the County of Los Angeles the Concert Hall was financed and built.
After being selected to design the complex in 1988, Frank Gehry revealed his dramatic design in 1991. Every detail was thought of in the construction of the hall, and its amazing that even after construction, if some details were not quite perfect, they were altered and improved.
We visited in spring, some of the trees were blossoming, I loved the contrast of the red flowers against the steel curves of the building.
This place is definitely worth a visit!