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Abravanel Hall

The Bicentennial Arts Center consists of three major components: Abravanel Hall, the Salt Lake Art Center, and the Major Plaza (with fountain and amphitheater). These elements are positioned on a four-acre site, defining a series of public spaces adjacent to Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. Abravanel Hall was created specifically to provide an environment of acoustical excellence by Dr. Cyril M. Harris, who was the acoustical consultant for the remodeled Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, all of which are known for their acoustical excellence. Abravanel Hall, formerly known as Symphony Hall, was so named in May of 1993 for the beloved Maestro Maurice Abravanel, conductor of the Utah Symphony and advocate for all the arts in Utah.