PNC Recital Hall
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The PNC Recital Hall provides an intimate performance space for faculty and student recitals and comfortably seats an audience of 250. The stage is large enough to accommodate a small orchestra, and the live acoustics make it ideal for chamber music and solo performance. The hall is equipped with two nine-foot Steinway concert grand pianos that are among the finest in the Pittsburgh region, as well as a 2-manual harpsichord by Anderson H. Dupree. A built-in audiovisual system enables technology students to present multimedia performance projects complete with video projection and surround sound.
Each year, many students and faculty utilize the PNC Recital Hall for recitals and concerts. In addition, the room also doubles as a classroom/lecture space for larger classes and guest artist master classes.
Dedicated in 2001, the PNC Recital Hall stage was recently updated with new lighting, flooring and paint. The backstage area was also recently renovated.
PNC Recital Hall performances are audio and video recorded from a dedicated recording room backstage via a remote controlled high definition camera and microphones suspended above the stage. The recital hall stage can also be tied into the Room 109 recording studio for more involved multi-track recording sessions.
Acoustics can be varied by retracting or deploying the heavy draperies surrounding the stage.
Also available, a portable SMART board for high-definition, interactive presentations is available for use in both the PNC Recital Hall and the PNC Recital Hall lobby.
PNC Recital Hall Lobby
The PNC Recital Hall Lobby is a multi-purpose space acoustically isolated from the recital hall stage/house and is equipped for hosting receptions, with an adjacent equipped kitchen.
It can also be used as a classroom, (movement classes, such as eurhythmics) with concealed whiteboard and audiovisual amenities.