Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood
Seiji Ozawa Hall is a 1200-seat concert hall, marked by a strong wood interior and surrounding balconies. In addition to serving as summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the building houses the Tanglewood Music Center’s fellowship program for 160 leading young musicians. Performances range from full symphony orchestras to recitalists. Influenced by Bill Rawn’s tour of 14 halls in Europe, the Hall has been recognized for its acoustic and architectural qualities. A recent survey of conductors and music critics ranked Seiji Ozawa Hall as follows:
• The 4th best American Concert Hall ever built
• The 2nd best American Concert Hall built in the last 50 years. Source: Leo Beranek, Concert Halls and Opera Houses, 2003.
2000 National Honor Award in Interior Architecture, AIA; 2000 Honor Award in Interior Architecture, Boston Society of Architects; 1995 National Honor Award in Architecture, AIA; 1995 Brick in Architecture Award, Brick Institute of America, AIA; 1995 Honor Award in Architecture, United States Institute for Theatre Technology; 1994 Honor Award in Architecture, New England Chapter, AIA; 1994 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects