Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstr...
September 15, 2006
Architect: Cesar Pelli – Pelli, Clark, Pelli and Assoc.
Acoustician and planning services: Artec Consultants Inc – Russell Johnson, Damian Doria
RESIDENT COMPANIES INCLUDE
Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale.
1,704 in front of performance platform
250 choral seating behind platform available to patrons when not required for performance
Beige Portuguese limestone and serpentine glass façade of more than an acre of glass. Multi-tiered lobby with beige Spanish granite and carpeting, silver leaf ceiling featuring lighting design titled Constellation by Francesca Bettridge which includes Swarovski crystal LED lighting and 300 individually suspended pendants of polished stainless steel tipped with facetted Baccarat crystal globes. Concert Hall offers fixed and loose seats upholstered in scarlet red velvet, individual boxes, three silver leaf acoustical canopies and Canadian maple veneers.
Private donor room; Leatherby's Cafe Rouge formal dining with capacity of 110 plus two private salons; The Marketplace Cafe, concessions and first aid station.
A box office is located in the Concert Hall lobby and is open one hour prior to performances for event ticket purchases and will call.
Performance platform 65' wide x 48' deep. Adjustable acoustics made possible by use of four reverberation chambers, 128 concrete and wood doors to adjust the volume of the space and reverberation time, three adjustable acoustical canopies above the performance platform and draperies in the hall. There are also fabric banners in the reverberation chambers which can be lowered to absorb sound as needed. Advanced lighting and sound systems and loading dock available.
Designed by C.B. Fisk. Silver leaf over wood façade, 4,322 pipes, 75 stops, including 57 individual voices, 4 manual keyboards 61 notes each, 1 pedal keyboard 32 notes. Dimensions 40' wide, 48' high, and 12' deep; 30 tons.