Sala Sinfonica Pablo Casals, San Juan, Puerto Rico
"The new hall's acoustics are brilliant and warm. Sala Sinfonica Pablo Casals has a soul. To create beautiful music, there is always a give and take between the music and the hall. This hall really gives back. The acoustics will allow the orchestra to shape our sound, to add various colors to the genres of music we play. We are so happy to have a hall that will allow us to develop our sound even further. The hall's acoustics have met my high expectations."
– Henry Hutchinson-Negron, Concert Master, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra
Acentech is pleased to announce the opening of this new 1,300-seat Symphony Hall, which serves a range of symphonic, chamber, and popular music styles. The hall's inaugural concert was held October 3, 2009. Acentech developed acoustical computer models to help determine the interior shaping and finishes of ceiling, wall and floor surfaces, and consulted on the design of a quiet air conditioning system. The hall's design is a variation on the traditional "shoe box" concert hall, featuring a relatively narrow and intimate seating plan. Our AV specialists designed the house sound system that features a retractable main loudspeaker cluster that can be hoisted into the attic during symphony concerts where amplification is not required.