Since 1940, the Tanglewood Music Center has offered a summer music academy for talented students to work with professional musicians. As the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, it also draws thousands of music lovers to concerts at the 5,100-seat music shed. In the 1990s, Kirkegaard teamed with William Rawn Associates to design the Seiji Ozawa Concert Hall for the Tanglewood Music Festival, a 1,100-seat hall for orchestra and chamber music, with a rear wall that opens to lawn seating. In 2019 Tanglewood added the Linde Center for Music and Learning to complement its other spaces. Linde Center offers three rehearsal/ performance studios in various sizes, providing rehearsal space to Music Center students during the week and recital, lecture, and banqueting space for weekend patrons who come to the newly created Tanglewood Learning Institute. The largest studio is sized for full orchestral rehearsal or chamber music performance, with retractable seating, audio and video systems and recording capability. Each studio is air conditioned and highly flexible, with adjustable acoustic curtains and an operable glass wall for natural ventilation.
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
William Rawn Associates, Boston, MA, Architect
Nextstage Design, New Haven, CT, Theatre Consultant
200-seat rehearsal/concert hall, Two small ensemble studios