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Marvelous David Geffen Hall is Now Open at Lincoln Center New York

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Part of the allure of New York City is that it is in a constant state of reinvention. While the years of the global pandemic may have seemed to stop that endless whirl, in some cases, it actually accelerated change. Take, for example, the renovation of the former Avery Fisher Hall. After a complete interior revamp, it has reopened with a new name and a new look. The stunning David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center is the sparkling new home of the New York Philharmonic orchestra, and we’re sharing some our best photos from the first concert we attended since the grand re-opening in early October.

iconic lincoln center has a new look

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center is the home of New York Philharmonic orchestra, and we're sharing best photos
Lincoln Center New York City. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.
Fountain at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

 

home of New York Philharmonic has a new name

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center New York
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

 

first-look photos of David Geffen Hall

Entrance Lobby

mural

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center is the home of New York Philharmonic orchestra, and we're sharing best photos
Wu Tsai Theater at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

no more ladies’ room line

Perhaps the most disconcerting change in the Hall is that all bathrooms are open to all. Instead of no line for the men’s room and long lines for the ladies’ room, there was no line for anyone. Just a number of befuddled audience members who truly didn’t understand that there was no longer any gender-specificity in the loos.

Wu Tsai Theater

Wu Tsai Theater lobby at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

modern, 360 degree performance space

Wu Tsai Theater at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.
Wu Tsai Theater at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

The “theater in the round” arrangement is reminiscent of the Sydney Opera House. The board members who spoke before the night’s performance began said that the design is intended to create “a more intimate space,” where the orchestra members and the audience can react to each other more seamlessly in real time.

Wu Tsai Theater at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

fairy lights and floral seats

Wu Tsai Theater at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

shimmering indoor balconies 

Wu Tsai Theater at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.
Wu Tsai Theater at Lincoln Center New York
Wu Tsai Theater at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.
Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.
Wu Tsai Theater at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

the beloved outdoor sculpture balcony

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

the sculptures

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center New York
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center New York. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

the neighbors

We had forgotten that the best views of the homes of New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera are actually from the balcony at Geffen Hall.

David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center New York
David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center New York, home of New York City Ballet. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.
Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.
Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center at night. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

the timeless appeal of Lincoln Center

They can change the names all they want (and they surely will, as we’ve seen twice now). There’s just something magical and timeless about Lincoln Center in New York. Especially on a clear starry autumn night, when every beautiful dream of art, and music, and life in the city feels somehow – just for a moment – within reach.

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center is the home of New York Philharmonic orchestra, and we're sharing best photos
Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

The next time you’re in the neighborhood, dear reader, you really should go.

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