Bing Concert Hall

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Bing Concert Hall
Bing concert hall at Stanford University.JPG
Address 327 Lasuen Street
Stanford, California
United States
Coordinates 37°25′55″N 122°9′58″W / 37.43194°N 122.16611°W / 37.43194; -122.16611Coordinates: 37°25′55″N 122°9′58″W / 37.43194°N 122.16611°W / 37.43194; -122.16611
Owner Stanford University
Type Concert hall
Capacity 842
Construction
Opened January 2013
Architect Richard Olcott, Ennead Architects
Website
live.stanford.edu

Bing Concert Hall is a concert hall at Stanford University that opened in January 2013.[1] 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.[2]

Interior of the concert hall from the choral terrace, Fotograf Phil King

The hall is named after Peter and Helen Bing, notable donors to Stanford who donated the lead gift of $50 million towards its construction[3][4] Eventual construction cost was $111.9 million.[1]

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.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scheinin, Richard (12 January 2013). "Review: Opening of Stanford's Bing Concert Hall was energized by San Francisco Symphony – The Mercury News". The Mercury News. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Singh, Gary (15 January 2013). "Bing Concert Hall Stanford | Features & Columns". www.metroactive.com (Metroactive). Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bings give $50 million to build new concert hall on campus". Stanford University. 6 October 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Impressive new Bing Concert Hall debuts in California". Cicinnati.com. Gannett. 18 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  5. ^ "Bing Concert Hall, Stanford Live". live.stanford.edu. Stanford University. Retrieved 29 January 2017.  This reference includes some more extensive info on the construction as well as many pictures.
  6. ^ "Bing Concert Hall / Ennead Architects". ArchDaily. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2017.