Grand Reopening

From 1998 to 2000, Severance Hall underwent a $36 million renovation to restore the hall's original detailing, expand its patron amenities and services, enhance its legendary acoustics, and to update its performance and support spaces to once again provide a state-of-the-art home for the Orchestra. The highest goal of the project, designed by David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc. of Washington D.C., was the preservation of Severance Hall's acclaimed beauty and architectural integrity. Local news channels covered the grand reopening throughout the week leading up to the opening gala.

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