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.’’
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.
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