Building Concert Halls, Part 2: Well-worn paths to failure

Performing arts venues are built for a variety of reasons, artistic, social, and political. Their operational success can often be predicted by how these reasons are prioritized. Halls built primarily for political reasons such as prestige and civic pride sometimes overlook basic needs and desires of performers and audiences in favor of some grand architectural monument representing civic identity. These are the halls I sometimes describe as being built from the … Continue reading Building Concert Halls, Part 2: Well-worn paths to failure