Segerstrom Center for the Arts
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Segerstrom Center for the Arts, originally called Orange County Performing Arts Center, is a performing arts complex located in Costa Mesa, California, United States, which opened in 1986. The Center was designed by Cesar Pelli,an architect who has received numerous awards and other honors for his work including the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1995.
The Center offers the world’s leading dance companies, Broadway shows, award-winning classical, jazz and cabaret artists, family entertainment, innovataive and cutting-edge theater companies, special events and year-round educational programs. It is also the artistic home to three resident companies: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale.
- Segerstrom Hall, a 3,000-seat opera house.
- Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, a 2,000-person concert hall.
- Samueli Theater, the 500-seat multi-functional facility.
- Founders Hall, a 250-seat hall.
- Arts Plaza, a 46,000-square-foot (4,300 m2) area.
In addition, its Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center includes the studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab. Other features include two private donor rooms, the elegant Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge and an informal cafe.
The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which is part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has a concert organ - the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ (C.B.Fisk Opus 130. It has 4,322 pipes and 75 stops, including 57 individual voices, 4 manual keyboards with 61 notes each, 1 pedal keyboard with 32 notes. It weighs nearly 30 tons and took approximately 42,000 hours to assemble and install.
- Description of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on scfta.org. Retrieved 24 November 2013
- Background on Caesar Pelli onscfta.org. Retrieved 24 November 2013
- Zylius, Steve (2008-08-31). "Nearly perfect pitch". The Orange County Register. pp. Local 20.