Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Segerstrom Center's Concert Hall Acoustician Praised

Interior of Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall © Cris Costea
British culture commentator Norman Lebrecht recently called Symphony Hall in Birmingham, England that nation’s finest concert hall. “Symphony Hall was an acoustic revelation, a marvel of transparency and flexibility, as well as a space that felt infinitely warm and welcoming. It was, at the time, the most exciting modern hall in Europe and it remains one of the three or four most pleasing.” The venue was built 21 years ago.

Why is this important to Orange County? Because Birmingham’s hall happens to be an acoustical sister to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, with acoustical design by the late Russell Johnson of Artec Consultants in New York. Since its opening in 2006, the Center’s concert hall has been honored with similar praise from critics and audiences.

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