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North West Branch The Acoustics of The Bridgewater Hall 13 November 2017

North West Branch
The Acoustics of The Bridgewater Hall
Monday 13 November 2017

Rob Harris, the Hall’s original acoustic consultant, explains how its famous acoustic works.

Rob will discuss the brief, the auditorium acoustic, ancillary area acoustics, services noise control and sound insulation, including the protection of the hall from the adjacent Metrolink.

His lecture will be followed by an opportunity to view the Hall’s famous springs in the undercroft. 

Please note that tour places are strictly limited and access to the undercroft is via a metal staircase. Tours leave at 6.00pm, 6.20pm and 6.40pm. Free Tickets for the talk and tour are available from the website:

IOA Members who would like a CPD certificate for this talk should contact (NW Branch Secretary) who will be able to arrange this.

Following the talk and tour there is a recital by pianist Sir András Schiff, for which tickets can be purchased separately, in order to hear the halls acoustic.

Sir András Schiff piano
J.S. Bach Italian Concerto BWV 971 (12’) | French Overture BWV 831 (32’) | Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (70’) One of the more remarkable and intense concert experiences of current times is to witness Sir András Schiff play Bach’s mightiest keyboard work, the Goldberg Variations in a rare and special performance. Monday 13 November 2017 7.30pm The Bridgewater Hall

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13 November 2017   through   12:00 AM
The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3WS

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