Size Matters A Follow Up Report

Back in November I published a four part series of articles focusing on a group of orchestras that are in the process of building new concert halls.  One of the points the study concentrated on was how well each orchestra’s management was communicating with and involving the musicians in the design and construction process.  The final article in the study allowed musicians from each orchestra to voice their opinions on this …

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Size Matters Part 3

Welcome back for part three in this study of how an orchestra accomplishes the monumental task of building a new concert hall.  In today’s installment I provide my conclusions and predictions regarding how each orchestra’s new hall will shape their future.  If you missed part one and part two, we covered the details of how each orchestra plans to build their new hall. Conclusions & Predictions Dayton Philharmonic Since Dayton has …

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Size Matters Part 2

Welcome back for part two in this study of how an orchestra accomplishes the monumental task of building a new concert hall.  In today’s installment we will learn how the Kansas City Symphony and the Nashville symphony plan to build their halls.  In part one we heard from Dayton Philharmonic and the Richmond (VA) Symphony.  You can find that installment here. Kansas City Symphony Annual Budget: $8.8 million Length of Season: …

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Size Matters

Building a new concert hall seems to all the rage these days.  Recently Philadelphia, Detroit, and L.A. have moved into spectacular new digs.  Carnegie Hall opened up a new stage, and Miami is building a giant performing arts center for no one in particular (since both the symphonic and chamber orchestras have gone out of business).  For most orchestras, a new hall is another step toward artistic excellence and a long …

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