Bing Concert Hall
Stanford University is known as one of the world’s finest schools. It is also one beautiful campus. More beauty was added to it recently with the opening of the brand new Bing Concert Hall.
I attended an Open House yesterday afternoon, and I was able to see the amazing design by the New York City firm called Ennead Architects.
The Hall features seating “in the round”, such that the stage is totally surrounded by performers. This gives the place an intimacy that is great for any group. My sense is that chamber music, singing, and even small orchestras would be a wonderful experience.
At the Open House on Saturday, January 12th, I heard three groups of performers:
I loved the performance by these groups: The music was well rehearsed, the acoustics were great, and there was a sing-along with the audience at the end.
Performers such as Yo Yo Ma, and Emanuel Ax are showing up later this month to allow the community to experience this new hall. There are only about 840 seats, so tickets will likely be hard to get, but keep trying. Attendance is really worthwhile
Here is a look inside the new Bing Concert Hall:
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