Concert Halls: Big Brother at the Philharmonic

"Hurry, Cicely, and finish your drink. There's the buzzer, and you know I don't want to miss the Eroica."

"Oh, fiddlesticks, Horton. Let's just sit here at the bar and watch it on the monitor. It seems so much more Bernsteiny, somehow, on TV."

A new dimension in concertgoing will unfold with the opening of Philharmonic Hall in Manhattan's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts next fall. Proving that art is not above imitating lower forms of life, the Philharmonic's architects have adopted a favorite gimmick of baseball and race-track clubhouses, enabling ticket holders...

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