Symphony Hall - Boston

    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    Photo Credits: Peter Vanderwarker

    Famed concert hall highlights history with light

    Home to the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops since 1900, Symphony Hall is one of the most acoustically perfect symphonic concert halls in the world. An updated lighting scheme, using eW Graze Powercore LED luminaires, sheds renewed light on 16 statues of Greek luminaries that stand sentry over the hall's grand, 18.9 m (62 ft) high interior space.

    Chosen for their long lifetime, the LED luminaires require little to no maintenance within the hard-to-reach alcoves. They cast warm white light from the back of each sculpture’s niche, while softly lighting the frames of the 14 half-moon windows and projecting more illumination onto the ceiling decorations. Covered since the air raid scares during World War II, the 2.4 m (8 ft) wide windows now radiate warm white light and provide an enticing and inviting look from the outside. The updated lighting design adds new dimensions and interest to this time-honored hall.
    Project credits


    Ann Beha Architects

    Lighting Design:

    Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design

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