Friday Photo: Symphony Hall
Today‘s Friday Photo is the festive looking interior of Symphony Hall. The hall is 26 years old this year, having had its opening night on the 15th April 1991. It is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, who had previously performed in the Grade I listed Town Hall since the 1920s which itself had opened in 1834.
Symphony Hall was built on the site formerly occupied by the Prince of Wales Theatre and the Bingley Exhibition Hall and was designed collectively by architects Percy Thomas Partnership, Renton Howard Wood Levin and Artec acoustic consultants. Though the hall was designed in the traditional shoebox shape dating back to the 19th century, the halls website details the many interesting innovations that were included by renowned acoustic consultant Russell Johnson. Personally I think the Interior is beautiful as well as a triumph acoustically.