Segerstrom Center for the Arts
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Exterior day view of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall.
|Former names||Orange County Performing Arts Center|
|Address||600 Town Center Drive|
|Location||Costa Mesa, California|
|Type||Performing arts center|
|Capacity||Segerstrom Hall: 3,000
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall: 2,000
Samueli Theater: 375
Judy Morr Theater: 250
Philharmonic Society of Orange County
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.
- Segerstrom Hall, a 3,000-seat opera house.
- Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, a 2,000-person concert hall.
- Samueli Theater, the 375-seat multi-functional facility.
- Judy Morr Theater, 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.
Board of Directors
- Lawrence M. Higby, Chairman of the Board
- Terrence W. Dwyer, President
- Roger T. Kirwan, Treasurer/Vice Chair, Finance & Investment
- Marta Bhathal, Secretary
- Wylie A. Aitken
- Julia Argyros
- Joan Beall
- David E. Blackford
- Deborah Bridges
- Chris Callero
- Sandy Segerstrom Daniels
- Benjamin R. Du
- David Emmes
- Jackie Glass
- Paul J. Kaufman
- Shanaz Langson
- Thomas E. Larkin, Jr.
- Jim Mazzo
- William F. Meehan
- Mark P. Robinson, Jr.
- Chris Rommel
- Eve Ruffatto
- Alan Simon
- Sutton Stracke
- Alan True
- Yuri Vanetik
- Gaddi H. Vasquez
- William W. Wang
- Jane Fujishige Yada
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.
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