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Our October issue explores the topic of how an orchestra’s home concert hall affects its sonic fingerprint. In this episode, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Frank Huang, speaks to online editor Davina Shum about the Philharmonic’s brand new David Geffen Hall. How do a hall’s acoustics affect what Frank asks of his section, and beyond? How is this hall different from the Philharmonic’s previous home, the Avery Fisher Hall? Frank shares his initial impressions of the new hall, his favourite halls he’s played in, as well as how he’s looking forward to exploring the sound in the new venue.

New York Phil Returns Home will be held from 12 to 18 October, while two opening galas will be held on 26 and 28 October. Click here for more information

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