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“Beautiful building to see great orchestral events” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
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Summerfield, Florida
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful building to see great orchestral events”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Here is a place to not only see the world renowned Phila. Orchestra, but also home to the Philly Pops, better than the Boston Pops, with famed conductor Peter Nero. The room where the Philly Pops plays was designed in the framework of a cello, with beautiful woods and great acoustics. If you have the opportunity to visit the Kimmel center, be amazed by the great architecture of this unique structure and try to see one of the shows at this magnificent facility. My wife try to go to at least two shows a year to see the Philly Pops.

Visited March 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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“Great shows, great prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

I really enjoy going to the off broadway shows here...tickets are reasonably priced, and there's really not a bad seat in the house.

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Vienna, Virginia
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“A terrific performing space”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

We attended a concert of organ (magnificently played by Jeff Brillhart) and the Canadian Brass - lots of fun, great acoustics, and ushers who, after intermission, let us move out from under the balcony above so we could really enjoy the sound. Caution: the back half of any tier (at least) is sound-blocked by the tier above. We didn't figure that out from the online diagrams and were disappointed - until we moved up at intermission. This is a truly lovely hall!

Visited March 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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“Gorgeous facility Great Accustics”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

The Kimmel Center is a phenomenal place to hear and see an Orchestral Performance, a Fine Singer, Hear the Huge Organ or see the rioutous Halloween Concert

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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343 reviews
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“Stunning Building with Great Concert Venues”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

It's a treasure with a variety of performing groups. Both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society call it home and they are both outstanding.

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