Thursday, June 7, 2012

Stairs-Palace of Music

These amber tubes are made of glass.  You will also see them in the auditorium, but those have been replaced with plastic and a "privacy panel" was installed behind them in the 1960's.  Remember mini-skirts?  The city fathers couldn't take the indecency.  The other thing about the glass is that it makes it's own contribution to the music.  Female singers and violinists and flautists love it, but not so much the percussionists and the basses.

This is apparently a fund raiser-convert old organ pipes into object of art with names of contributors and hand in the center of a spiral staircase.


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