The Concert Hall
1,000 seats, opening 1/2023
The Concert Hall at Groton Hill is truly a masterpiece. The geometry and material used to build this astounding space have been tested and optimized for exceptional acoustic performances. The hall is built to be flexible, using dynamic panelling to adjust the sound of the space for each unique ensemble. The stage itself can be configured suit a variety of styles, and is designed to be as much a joy to play on as to watch. The back wall is retractable, opening the hall to an additional 1,000 lawn seats in the warmer months, and the entire hall is wrapped in inviting lobby spaces and bars.
Washed in natural light, the Meadow Hall stage invites guests to feel connected to both the artist and to the bucolic hills surrounding our unique facility. The curved, Southern Yellow Pine walls are acoustically designed to carry rich sound evenly across every listener, and the seating is layered to create a sense of intimacy throughout the hall. Meadow Hall was built to bring concert-goers together and leave them feeling alive with the magic of sound.
Our 35 classrooms feature copious natural light and beautiful instruments to make every session a joy. Groton Hill hosts classes and ensembles in comfortable, open spaces, while private lessons are held in more intimate studios. Many of our students have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in our incredible halls. Careful acoustic tailoring and views of the surrounding landscape provide a creative environment for practice sessions, private lessons, and ensemble rehearsals.
Designed by Epstein Joslin Architects and tuned by Threshold Acoustics, our center was inspired by the community we call home. Its farmhouse styling and organic curves help the building melt into the surrounding landscape. Southern yellow pine framing and fieldstone accents support red, white, and cream walls to create a space that is inviting, dramatic, and pure. Stainless steel cladding evokes the silos that dot our region. Elements of wood reach up, recalling Groton’s famous apple orchards, and further encouraging students and visitors to commune with nature on their musical journey.