You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Arts

Gardner’s new concert hall is attuned to musical legacy

The Calderwood Performance Hall is an airy, sleekly modern space that feels far away from the cloistered confines of the museum’s former music hall.

PERCHED IN THE second balcony of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s gleaming new performance space, museum director Anne Hawley confessed it was all something of a surprise to her. “Frankly,’’ she said, “I never dreamed we would be building a concert hall.’’

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week