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Revisiting Kleinhans Music Hall, Witold Rybczynski, Architect Magazine

We have become used to concert halls that make big bold statements: the looming sculptural forms of the Philharmonie in Paris, the metallic sails of Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the giant glass barrel vault of the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia. The Kleinhans is curiously elusive. Approaching from the circle, one catches… Read more »

Kleinhans Music Hall: A study in modern sound by Denise Prince

The thesis examines the acoustics of Eliel Saarinen’s masterwork, Kleinhans Music Hall, in Buffalo, New York. The hall, which opened in 1940, was planned in conjunction with acoustical engineers, who served as consultants to the architect. At the time of Kleinhans’ construction, the field of room acoustics was significantly advanced over its early modern beginnings…. Read more »

We mourn the loss of Theodore Lownie

On Jan. 17, the Buffalo historic preservation community lost a towering figure. Theodore Lownie was instrumental in many of Buffalo’s most high-profile preservation efforts. His expertise and friendship have been invaluable in completing the recent upgrades to Kleinhans. We will miss him greatly. Buffalo News obituary: Nov. 23, 1936 – Jan. 17, 2017 Theodore Leonard… Read more »

Kleinhans Music Hall dedicates new archive room, WBFO

As Kleinhans prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary, visitors to the Buffalo landmark will now get to enjoy a glance at some relics telling the story of the hall, and of Buffalo through the years.

Kleinhans Prepares for 75th Anniversary, TWC News

Before Kleinhans Music Hall celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, the national historic landmark hosted a birthday party for the father-son architect team that made it a reality back in 1940.