View from the sloping lawn where additional listeners sit once the large doors at the end are openedThis music hall, named for the famous Japanese conductor and music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is part of the newly named Leonard Bernstein Campus of the Tanglewood Music Center. This smallish hall, designed primarily for chamber music concerts, seats 1200 but with the back wall opened up, an additional 2000 listeners can enjoy the concerts. The architect, William Rawn of Boston, said he wanted the feel of a Quaker meetinghouse or a New England town hall. And sitting in the hall does have a sense of warmth and intimacy, partly created for me by the omnipresence of wood details in the interior. (See page 2.)
Barn-like appearanceTwo stories of loggias attached to each side provide easy access to the interior and clean traffic flow. Decorative lattice work on the porches echoes the extensive wooden trim on the inside.
The end facing the hillside with the large doors which can be opened to the outside
Views of the two levels of porches
Inside the porch on the first floor
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