Centennial Concert Hall
A point of interest on the Winnipeg in the Limelight GPS-guided audio walking tour.
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As you round the corner onto main street you will see a part of Winnipeg's Modernist Quarter! Here you'll find a stretch of modernist buildings constructed from 1960-1970 in an effort to revitalize Winnipeg's downtown.
The largest, and most eye-catching, is Winnipeg's Centennial Concert Hall. Construction of the hall cost $8 million with a theatre that can seat 2,305, featuring "continental style soft seating”, and took three architectural firms to design. Since it's opening, the Centennial Concert Hall has been a hub for the performing arts in Winnipeg. It is home to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and the world renowned Royal Winnipeg Ballet as well as touring productions of Broadway musicals and concerts.
The beautiful spacious theatre lobby features two enormous three-storey windows which cast light upon the dramatic multi-level floating staircases inside. Several art pieces by Canadian artists Tony Tascoma and Greta Dale capture the spirit of the Centennial Concert Hall.
Eric MacLean, a Montreal journalist present for the opening ceremonies, later remarked: "Music is better served in Winnipeg".
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