By Deb Flomberg
As one of the most iconic buildings in the state (and the country) the Walt Disney Concert Hall is certainly worth a visit. Architect Frank Gehry famously designed this impressive structure in 1987, due to a gift of $50 million from Lillian Disney as a tribute to Walt Disney’s dedication to Los Angeles and the arts. Today, this concert hall is known for its great acoustics and slightly controversial impact on its surrounding community.
When this iconic building was completed in 2003, there were a few complaints from the neighboring residents. The bright exterior caused extreme reflections, making the buildings nearby very hot and causing a lot of glare problems for area traffic. The building was resurfaced in 2005 as the offending panels on the exterior of the building were lightly sanded. Now, the reflection problems are gone, and it stands as a beautiful concert hall and incredible music venue.
There are a lot of different concerts to enjoy at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. You can take in the California Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Choir, the Los Angeles Symphony and many more amazing performances. Several world-famous orchestras from all over the world tour through California and make a point to play this iconic hall. Part of the success is due to the impressive acoustics here, as every inch of the concert hall vibrates beautifully with the full sound.
Make a special evening out of your trip to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Pick up your date in the 2013 SLK55 AMG Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino, and you’ll have a truly romantic evening enjoying beautiful music and an impressive venue. Plus, your date is sure to enjoy the luxury and elegance of this stylish roadster, as you arrive at the concert hall in the signature style that only the Mercedes-Benz can provide.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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