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Bing Concert Hall, Stanford

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Bing Concert Hall is a performing arts facility at Stanford University that opened in January 2013. The heart of the building is the oval-shaped concert hall, which has 842 seats arranged in a vineyard style surrounding the stage in terraces. All the seats are within 75 feet of the conductor, and the seats in the center section begin at the stage level. On the north side of the central concert hall is the smaller Bing Studio, which can be configured to accommodate a variety of performance types, e.g., cabaret, club, and theater.

The hall is named after Peter and Helen Bing, notable donors to Stanford who donated the lead gift of $50 million towards its construction Eventual construction cost was $111.9 million.
Bing Concert Hall was designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects, with the acoustics done by Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, who also worked on Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California and New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.
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  • We have been several times to the Bing Concert Hall on Stanford campus, and each time has been a wonderful experience. We have had the opportunity to see some excellent world-renown performers... 
    We have been several times to the Bing Concert Hall on Stanford campus, and each time has been a wonderful experience. We have had the opportunity to see some excellent world-renown performers...  more »
  • The Chorale seats behind the stage should be avoided for classical orchestra or solo performances. They suffer very poor (muddy and attenuated) acoustics of the performers. On 11/14/19, a solo... 
    The Chorale seats behind the stage should be avoided for classical orchestra or solo performances. They suffer very poor (muddy and attenuated) acoustics of the performers. On 11/14/19, a solo...  more »
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  • I had a wonderful evening enjoying Brazilian jazz night and this beautiful Concert Hall. I was completely entranced by multi-Grammy winning Eliane Elias, pianist, singer and composer! Lovely atmosphere, great staff, easy parking, and fantastic entertainment.
  • First time visit to watch the amazing Stanford Summer Chorus under the directorship of Rafael Ornes. Beautiful design, architecture, and acoustics. What a thrill!

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