Sponsored webinar: Balancing Acoustics and Physical Distancing as Orchestras Return to Their Halls

Posted on: October 6, 2020

On Wednesday, October 7, the League of American Orchestras will present “Balancing Acoustics and Physical Distancing as Orchestras Return to Their Halls,” a sponsored webinar—free to League members—in which Robin Glosemeyer Petrone and Scott D. Pfeiffer of Threshold Acoustics LLC will discuss how to balance creating safe spaces for performers and audiences while maintaining the unique acoustics of orchestras. With safety protocols in place, how should orchestras performing during the pandemic address issues of acoustic balance, communication among performers, and optimal sound? With the audience distanced, how best to ensure that concerts have the expected breadth and fullness of sound? When an ensemble streams a performance to in-person and virtual audiences simultaneously, what is needed to maximize the sound quality for both audiences? In this 60-minute webinar, developed and sponsored by Threshold Acoustics LLC, acousticians will address these challenges and discuss potential scenarios and solutions. “Balancing Acoustics and Physical Distancing as Orchestras Return to Their Halls” takes place on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific and is free for League members. Learn more here. Questions? Contact League Member Services at member@americanorchestras.org.