September 15, 2020
Vote for Orchestra Hall
The Best Of awards from Unique Venues is an award program recognizing unique event spaces throughout the United States and Canada. And Orchestra Hall has been nominated for two separate categories: Best Venue for Concerts or Shows and Best Earth-Friendly Venue.
In 2019, Orchestra Hall was selected as a top pick in the “Venues with Musical Events” category alongside The Grand Ole Opry (Tennessee), Hard Rock Café Hollywood Boulevard (California), and The Music Hall (New Hampshire).
Best Earth-Friendly Venue
In 2019 Orchestra Hall was awarded LEED certification at the Silver level, becoming the first performing arts center in the United States to achieve this rating. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a points-based system established by the US Green Building Council to set common standards and certify environmentally friendly buildings.
Best Venue for Concerts or Shows
Orchestra Hall is one of Minnesota’s cultural and architectural touchstones, opened in 1974 as the home of the Minnesota Orchestra, and since then has drawn upwards of 10 million people to its concerts. The Hall is particularly renowned for its acoustics, originally designed by Cyril M. Harris. Features throughout the auditorium were planned to enhance the warmth and richness of sound in the space.
It is very easy to vote:
- Go to https://www.uniquevenues.com/vote-now
- Find the two categories above, and select “Orchestra Hall” from the drop-down menu
- You do not need to vote in all categories, just these two.
- Enter your email address at the bottom and click “Submit Your Ballot”
Thank you for your support!
Photo by Jayme Halbritter, 2019 Symphony Ball