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The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, typically described just as the Meyerhoff, is a music place that opened September 16, 1982, at 1212 Cathedral Street in the Mount Vernon community of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The main auditorium has a seating capacity of 2,443 and is home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. It is named for Joseph Meyerhoff, a Ukrainian-born Baltimore business person, benefactor, and arts client who functioned as president of the Baltimore Symphony from 1965 to 1983.

The idea of a brand-new house for the Orchestra was very first raised in 1969 by then conductor Sergiu Comissiona and executive director Joseph Leavitt. The orchestra’s house at the time was the Lyric Opera House and regular scheduling conflicts forced the musicians to rehearse in school gyms and get ready for shows in dark and cramped backstage locations of the Opera House. Significant financing for building came from a contribution by Meyerhoff and grants from the State of Maryland and City of Baltimore.

At the opening concert, Comissiona led the Orchestra in an opening night performance of Housewarming by Morton Gould which was commissioned for the event. Other works on the program included Symphonic Variations by César Franck showcasing pianist Leon Fleisher and Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss.

The contemporary design structure was created by the architectural companies of Pietro Belluschi, Inc. and Jung/Brannen Associates. Ground was broken November 10, 1978. Acoustical design was by Bolt, Beranek and Newman and uses a series of convex curves to avoid flat surface areas or ninety-degree angles inside the hall.

The auditorium is oval, its cylindrical wall extends the entire height of the structure with the roofing sloping down over the phase area. Backstage areas are housed in a concentric oval which jobs from the rear of the building while the lobby and customer areas are housed under a sloping metal roofing system which extends from the structure’s front.

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