The Meyerson Symphony Center is the pride of Dallas, Texas, holding 325 events per year in its concert halls and private rooms. The main performance space, the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, which seats 2,062, features adjustable acoustics. Thick laminated wooden panels, weighing tons each, form canopies over the stage which can be raised, lifted or tilted to change the area’s acoustical properties. Sixty-two motorized cloth curtains can be raised and lowered, and a 300,000 cubic foot reverberation chamber above the stage is controlled by the movement of 72 4-foot thick concrete doors.
Such perfect acoustics mean that where a patron’s seat is placed does not matter much. If the person is willing to sit to the side, at a distance from the stage, admission is reasonably priced. Up close and center, however will be much more expensive. The price includes a Performance Prelude, a 45-minute educational session about the music being presented.