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Since 1982, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, an anchor of Baltimore's midtown cultural district, has hosted symphony orchestras and classical virtuosos from around the world, as well as an eclectic roster of popular entertainers. This is perhaps the best place to hear music in Baltimore. The acoustics are absolutely amazing. The most delicate pianissimos are clearly audible and the fortissimos positively thunder. The hall's interior is gorgeous: there are no sharp corners and every surface is curved.
Built as The Music Hall in 1894, it was designed after Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and was the base of the Baltimore Opera Company till its bankruptcy. For a brief time it was also known as the Lyric Opera House, but was rechristened as the Modell Performing Arts Center. The turf of the Lyric Opera Baltimore, this acoustically sound hall is one of the major venues for not only operas, but also concerts and other musical programs.
Renovated in 2006, this entertainment venue is known for hosting spectacular outdoor performances for the denizens of Baltimore. Located on Pier Six, and offering panoramic views of the gorgeous Inner Harbor, MECU Pavilion is within walking distance of many of the city's popular tourist attractions and hotels. Acts such as Willie Nelson, Matisyahu and Ke$ha have performed here making it a popular venue amongst lovers of music in the city.
The state-of-the-art Murphy Fine Arts Center is a sign that the performing arts scene is alive in Baltimore. It has four stage areas, which have seen spellbinding performances by artists from all corners of the world. Broadway and off-Broadway productions, stand-up comedy, symphony, recitals, classical ballet, African dance—the list is just endless. The center even houses the James E. Lewis Museum of Art.