Meeting Topic: Tour of Green Music Center
Moderator Name: David v.R. Bowles
Speaker Name: Kamen Nikolov, Associate Director
Other business or activities at the meeting: Committee meeting to discuss nominations for upcoming section election.
Meeting Location: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
There was a tour of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, renowned for its acoustics and beauty alike. It and the Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood, MA are the only two concert halls in the country with large "barn doors" for summer concerts, increasing the potential audience by a factor of 10. Mr. Nikolov discussed their newly-installed PA system which delivers high-quality audio to the outdoors and indoors alike. He performed on their Steinway piano (formerly owned by Lang Lang), while attendees walked around the hall and outdoors to evaluate the sound reinforcement as well as the acoustic treatment installed by Kierkegaard Associates.
Written By: David v.R. Bowles