The state-of-the-art concert hall will honor America’s most inspiring classical musician.
The Board of Trustees of Texas Christian University announced at their fall meeting that the concert hall in the new TCU Music Center will be named the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU to honor the memory of the beloved concert pianist and Fort Worth legend. The concert hall will be part of the new $53 million TCU Music Center, which is set to open in fall 2020.
Gifts totaling $10 million from a group of donors who were close with Van Cliburn made the naming possible.
“We are grateful to this group of donors for this historic gift to the School of Music to honor Van Cliburn and ensure the success of this important project,” said Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. “Van’s superb artistry will always have a place in the hearts of music lovers at TCU, Fort Worth and beyond.”
This new intimate hall, with a little more than 700 seats wrapping fully around the hall, is designed acoustically as a grand concert hall, with similar acoustical volume to mirror concert halls with double to triple this seating capacity. The acoustical environment is adjustable, so it can be tuned, depending on the nature of the performance.
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