Abravanel Hall is the home of the Utah Symphony. The building was designed and constructed for accoustical excellence. It seats 2,811 people--without a bad seat in the house.
The structure was built in the late 70s, as part of the Bicentennial Complex. In 1993, it was renamed Abravanel Hall after Maurice Abravanel (1903-1993), who led the symphony from its early days in 1947 to his retirement in 1979. Although Maurice Abravanel was instrumental in the design and construction of the complex, he never raised his baton in the building the bears his name.
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- Dale Chihuly -- SLC Olympic Exhibit (26 pictures) The square infront of Abravanel hall housed several sculptures from Dale Chiluly.
- Salt Lake City (483 pictures) Abravanel Hall is in Salt Lake City.
- UTA Trax (172 pictures) You can access it from the Temple stop on trax.
- Temple Square (115 pictures) Abravanel Hall is at the intersection of West and South Temple, across from the Mormon Tabernacle and Temple Square.