McDermott Concert Hall, Morton Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
The Eugene McDermott Concert Hall at the Morton
H. Meyerson Symphony Center opened in September of 1989.
The 2062-seat Eugene McDermott Concert Hall serves
as the home of the Dallas
Symphony Orchestra and is considered one of the premiere contemporary
concert halls of the world. Seating in the hall is arranged on three
balcony levels with seating extending along the sides of the auditorium.
The acoustical design of the hall combines the best characteristics
of a "shoebox" hall with more modern features - including
signature adjustable acoustics elements designed by Artec. An organ
for the hall was built by C.B.
Fisk, Inc. of Gloucester, Massachusetts and inaugurated in September
The concert hall is one of the keystones in a
citizen-backed "cultural revolution" that has been taking
place in Dallas since the mid-1970s. Located in the new Dallas Arts
District, the Meyerson Symphony Center is close to the Dallas Museum
of Arts and the Arts Magnet High School. The expansive lobbies and
concert hall setting can accommodate a variety of functions including
meetings and seminars, awards programs, trade shows & exhibits,
weddings or graduations, seated banquets, receptions, and photo/film
shoots. The 213,000 square foot center includes a restaurant and
other public spaces, support facilities for the musicians, meeting
rooms, and office space.
Artec provided Design and Planning services covering
Phase services, Auditorium
Performance Equipment Systems Design, and Background Noise
and Vibration Control consulting services for the center.
I.M. Pei and Partners were the architects.