My old stomping grounds gets a world-class concert venue.

…Miami Beach’s New World Center, the home of the New World Symphony. The space was designed by Frank Gehry, who, Ross writes, “is at once deeply attuned to classical music and keenly skeptical of its surrounding culture.”

Gehry collaborated with the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas to create a space that they hope will “take away the barriers that invisibly seem to stand in the way of so many people entering into the world of classical music.” Here Ross discusses the New World Center and Gehry’s work.

Slideshow here.