The Linde Center for Music and Learning was conceived as a complement to the huge Koussevitzky Music Shed and intimate Seiji Ozawa Concert Hall, which seats 1,100 patrons within the hall, plus 1,000 on the lawn beyond the operable rear wall. Ozawa Hall was designed in the early 1990s for orchestral, choral and chamber music and has been an invaluable resource for the TMC students. Tanglewood called on the same design team to provide this new facility near Ozawa Hall to support a new program, the Tanglewood Learning Institute. TLI offers music lovers a weekend of lectures, rehearsals and recitals in a gorgeous setting. The Linde Center has three rehearsal rooms in separate buildings connected by a covered walkway. They serve chamber music and jazz rehearsals and recitals, plus lectures. The largest has dressing rooms and a lobby that connects to a new cafe and kitchen. With retractable seating and adjustable curtains, a full audio and projection system, its uses are highly flexible, including orchestral rehearsals, banquets, master classes, and even movies. The three rooms have virtually silent HVAC, allowing them year-round use. In keeping with the traditions of Tanglewood, operable windows and operable glass walls also allow them to be passively ventilated in temperate weather.

Project Details
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
William Rawn Associates, Boston, MA, Architect
Nextstage Design, New Haven, CT, Theatre Consultant
24,500 GSF
200-seat rehearsal/concert hall, Two small ensemble studios
$30 Million