Bing Concert Hall
|Address||327 Lasuen Street
|Architect||Richard Olcott, Ennead Architects|
Bing Concert Hall is a concert hall at Stanford University. It cost $111.9 million to build, and it opened in January 2013. The hall has 842 seats, arranged in a "vineyard" format, surrounding the stage. All the seats are within 75 feet of the conductor, and the seats in the center section begin at the stage level.
The opening of the concert hall, with a performance by the San Francisco Symphony, was well received with great comments about the liveliness of the sound. The space is very intimate, as was intended by the design.
Bing Concert Hall was designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects, with the acoustics done by Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, who also worked on Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California and New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. The whole experience was designed to be nice, with attention given to areas such as restrooms, refreshment areas, the foyer, and parking.