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  •  The hall hasn't been full here either (2+ / 0-)
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    Except for Itzhak Perlman conducting, I'm told.  The hall is too big, granted, a former movie palace seating about 2700.  I've read somewhere that 2000 people-capacity is about the upper limit for an acoustic hall for orchestral music.  

    The SLSO had a $40 million challenge grant from the Enterprise-Rent-A-Car family a few years back, just at the time the orchestra's version of Enron imploded here.  The grant has been matched, at least in terms of pledged funds, but of course it doesn't match the QualComm pledge, which was something like $120M, if I remember correctly.

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Sat Nov 11, 2006 at 10:23:57 PM PST

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    •  San Diego Symphony plays in an old Fox theatre (1+ / 0-)
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      too, but w/o the Egyptian motifs.

      •  Actually, SLSO is down the street... (1+ / 0-)
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        oculus

        ...from our Fox Theatre, thank goodness.  I've never liked the Fox Theatre here, way too gaudy for my tastes, but then it was also a big movie palace.  I will say, that I did see Ringo's All Starr Band @ 2001 and a great production of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, by far the best things I've seen there.  (Prairie Home Companion is scheduled at the Fox in January.)

        Powell Hall is much more spartan in decor, which isn't hard, granted.

        "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

        by chingchongchinaman on Mon Nov 13, 2006 at 08:50:33 PM PST

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