Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Ocpac-sidepano.jpg
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
Coordinates 33°41′34″N 117°52′53″W / 33.692674°N 117.881499°W / 33.692674; -117.881499Coordinates: 33°41′34″N 117°52′53″W / 33.692674°N 117.881499°W / 33.692674; -117.881499
Type Performing arts center
Capacity Segerstrom Hall: 3,000
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall: 2,000
Samueli Theater: 375
Judy Morr Theater: 250
Arts Plaza
Construction
Opened 1986 (1986)
Architect Charles Lawrence
César Pelli
Tenants
Pacific Symphony
Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Pacific Chorale
Website
www.scfta.org
Exterior night view of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

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's Segerstrom Hall and Judy Morr Theater were designed by Charles Lawrence and opened in 1986. The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Samueli Theater and the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center opened in 2006,[1] and were 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.[2]

It is the artistic home to three resident companies: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale.

Performance facilities[edit]

  • 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.
  • Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, a 46,000-square-foot (4,300 m2) area.

In addition, the Education Center includes the Studio Performance Space and Boeing Education Lab. It is also the home of the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School, which opened in 2015. Other features include two private donor rooms, the elegant Leatherby’s Café Rouge and an informal cafe.

Art Museum[edit]

The Orange County Museum of Art has announced plans to move to a new building to be built adjacent to the Center for the Arts.[3]

Organ[edit]

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.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Description of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on scfta.org. Retrieved 24 November 2013
  2. ^ Background on Caesar Pelli onscfta.org. Retrieved 24 November 2013
  3. ^ Fry, Hannah (19 February 2016). "A 26-story condo tower is proposed at the site of the O.C. Museum of Art". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Zylius, Steve (2008-08-31). "Nearly perfect pitch". The Orange County Register. pp. Local 20. 


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