Strathmore Best Seats

January 13, 2020, 1:37 PM · I'm traveling down to DC to see this event:

https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/joshua-bell

The main orchestra floor section seems to be sold out, so in the absence of those tickets, what is the best place to sit? I've never been to this venue before, and at $125+ per ticket I'd like to pick the place with the best sound quality possible.

Also does anyone know if Joshua Bell will sign a souvenir for me after the concert?

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Edited: January 13, 2020, 10:46 PM · Josh Bell played a recital in Blackburg a few years ago. I had seats in the mezzanine and they were fine. Mr. Bell does not have trouble with projection. (The acoustics in the Moss Center are phenomenal though.) I would rather sit farther back or higher up than strongly off to one side or the other. It always surprises me that the President of the university, when he attends a concert, gets loge seats because I would not want to sit there. Maybe he gets them because they're a little more isolated, like box seats, with their own entry door.
Edited: January 13, 2020, 11:50 PM · Huh. I thought I bought tickets for this last year. Apparently not. Now I'm looking myself...

Orchesta Tier AA-HH, center, are still good seats, if further from stage; they are still main floor, but towards the back of the hall. If you're going by yourself is looks like there are still some excellent singleton tickets closer in the middle, in rows L and K, which would be hands down my recommendation.

In general, for a concert like this one, I would definitely choose a seat on the ground floor over the Promenade unless there are boxes left (the Promenade boxes are excellent), which there aren't.

Strathmore is an excellent hall. Just a few minutes from my house. :-)


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