Friday, April 07, 2006

I do enjoy the smell of new recital hall

Wendy and I trekked out to York University for our rehearsal for tomorrow's Ontario Round of the NATS Artist Auditions. The recital hall in York's new fine arts facility is entirely new and was only opened a few weeks ago.

The 325-seat recital hall is definitely on the resonant side when empty, although I trust the sound will even out tomorrow with an audience. There are also fabric curtains located behind the acoustic panels that can apparently be raised or lowered. The artist rendering at right gives only a hint of just how well color and light in the space work to make the room a first-rate space visually as well as acoustically.

Winners of tomorrow's Ontario Round will advance to the Great Lakes Regional Round in Michigan on April 22.

Image hosted by York University.

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