New on SymphonyNOW: the challenges of concert hall design

Posted on: May 25, 2012

Modern concert halls are taking surprising new forms, while continuing to meet demanding standards of quality. A new book by Victoria Newhouse called Site and Sound: The Architecture and Acoustics of New Opera Houses and Concert Halls delves into many of these challenges and how they are met, drawing examples from around the world.

Also this week, Anne Midgette offers a different take on the recent controversy over Opera News’s coverage of the Metropolitan Opera and we spotlight a highly innovative—and visually stimulating—performance of Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.

SymphonyNOW is the League’s new, online-only publication, with timely stories about orchestras every week. You’ll find SymphonyNOW on the right-hand side of the Hub homepage.

Posted May 25, 2012