Living in Boston, I have an opportunity to hear music in one of the world’s storied music venues: Boston Symphony Hall. While I don’t attend often, I was so excited to go last night to see the BSO performing the Rite of Spring. What a life changing concert!!
I had heard the Rite performed years ago by the much smaller Boston Philharmonic - it was nothing in comparison. Last night, Symphony Hall was jammed full of sound and I felt immersed in it. The glass in my hand was shaking as if I were at a rock concert. The experience was as much feeling as hearing. I wasn’t just listening to the music, I was in it!
I wasn’t able to locate any speakers used for amplification, but would like to hear if anyone absolutely knows whether amplification is used for the symphony. I have seen Boston Pops concerts with singers that were amplified.
Regardless, now I fully understand what Paul has been preaching: dynamic range!