OPENING OF BOSTON'S BEAUTIFUL SYMPHONY HALL
Had there ever been any serious doubt as to the prospective popularity of the new Symphony Hall, it would have to be declared completely banished after the experiences incident to last evening's dedication.
For not only was the stately and beautiful temple, which is henceforth to be devoted to the worship of the goddess of music, filled by an audience representative of the wealth and cultured circles of Boston society, but evidences of the complete satisfaction of everybody with the edifice and all its appointments were so apparent….
There was a bustling kind of subdued enthusiasm, and a sort of joyous murmur of general conversation to be heard, continually, both before the program chosen for the dedication of the hall began, and during the intermission, that probably never was known in like degree in old Music hall, and which testified as unmistakably as though in spoken phrase that everybody was happy in the new environment and felt justified in looking forward to many a happy hour in the future under like conditions.
Boston Globe, October 16, 1900.