The orchestra shell is one of the best tools we can give our performing musicians. It helps to direct the sound back towards the musicians as they’re playing, as well as to the audience members, rather than up into the catwalk above the stage.
Wally Easter, associate professor of music in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, explains how the orchestra shell helps to enhance sound during orchestral performances.
Our One Cool Thing series continues on the blog next week–be sure to check back then!
We love to let you guys peek behind the curtain here at the Moss Arts Center, into areas of the building you wouldn’t usually see, or to learn about processes about which you hardly think twice while watching a performance.
Have you ever wondered what goes into lighting the stage to give you, our lovely patrons, a perfect experience?
Our lighting supervisor, Gustavo Araoz, lets you in on the secret to his success.
Be sure to check back here for more sneak peeks from our staff.