The Difference A Concert Hall Makes

The Chicago Symphony played back-to-back concerts in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. “The Monday night program at the auditorium-like Broward Center for the Performing Arts was certainly an enjoyable evening, with a range of sound and contrasts in volume and tone audible at least from the first balcony. Tuesday night, however, it was as if the switch had been flipped from mono to stereo, starting with the way you could almost hear the silence that surrounded each work and movement.”