Construction on new Recital Hall begins May 2013

hallConstruction on the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Performance Hall will begin in May 2013. Students and faculty eagerly await its completion in spring 2014.

“It will be a facility unlike any other in the area. It will change the nature of Northside Hall,” says Marvin Curtis, dean of the school of the arts. “It will primarily benefit our students, who will have world-class spaces they can be proud of performing in.”

The renovations are made possible by a gift from the Georgina Joshi Foundation to honor the life and vision of Louise and her daughter Georgina, who performed at the Recital Hall.

The 224-seat venue will replace the current Northside Recital Hall and become home to performances of chamber music, soloists, and small ensembles.

Features will include a new lobby and box office, green room and dressing room areas, a Steinway piano, a deeper stage, comfortable seating, and handrails.

Music students and faculty will be able to take advantage of the facility’s new state-of-the-art Constellation sound system, which is capable of producing professional-grade recordings. Constellation’s groundbreaking technology also enables the room’s acoustical properties to be carefully tailored to suit the needs of each performance.

The opening performance is scheduled for spring 2014.