Miami Beach

New World’s new house already feels like a home

The first thing I thought when I walked into the new concert hall at the soon-to-open New World Symphony building was: This feels like a home.

Taking a tour of the Frank Gehry-designed structure in Miami Beach earlier this week, I walked into the main hall expecting, vaguely, something imposing and palatial. But while the hall is undeniably impressive, what struck me most was the intimacy of the place, with its tall rows of seats decked out in white-patterned turquoise and cornflower blue leaning in over the stage down below.