Experience one of the world’s most acoustically remarkable spaces at Steinmetz Hall (pictured), new at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando.
Updated Jan. 27, 2022
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is providing a wondrous new reason to visit downtown Orlando with the long-awaited Steinmetz Hall, an acoustically remarkable space that opened on Jan. 14, 2022. To mark the occasion, the Dr. Phillips Center hosted a two-week Grand Celebration Season featuring performances by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, superstars such as Jennifer Hudson and Lyle Lovett, and the best of Orlando’s performing arts, with much more on tap in 2022 and beyond.
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Read on for more details about Steinmetz Hall, and make plans to experience it for yourself the next time you’re in Orlando!
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Inside Steinmetz Hall at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Nearly 20 years in the making, Steinmetz Hall completes the Dr. Phillips Center’s original design, which also includes the interior Walt Disney Theater and Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, as well as the outdoor Seneff Arts Plaza. And audiophiles, take note: Steinmetz Hall is designed to be one of the world’s most acoustically remarkable spaces. It’s even capable of achieving an N1 sound rating, which is the lowest level at which humans can detect sound.
The multi-form venue is also one of the few theaters on the planet that can transform in shape, seating and sound to accommodate a stunning array of art forms and events, including concerts, ballet, live theater, comedy and much more.
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Steinmetz Hall Grand Celebration Season at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
On Friday, Jan. 14, the curtain rose on Steinmetz Hall’s Grand Celebration Season, featuring two weeks of events that begin with an opening ceremony event and open house that was free to attend — no RSVP required. Guests had the chance to tour the Dr. Phillips Center, including its latest addition, while enjoying a day of live music and entertainment.
The opening ceremony event was the precursor to a series of unforgettable performances, including appearances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians and the best Orlando has to offer. The lineup included:
Rise & Shine (Jan. 14, 2022)
More than 250 performers from across Central Florida will christen Steinmetz Hall with a showcase of our region’s diverse talent.
Michael Feinstein & Friends (Jan. 15, 2022)
Renowned performer Michael Feinstein is bringing Broadway favorites and “Great American Songbook” hits to Steinmetz Hall with special guests Norm Lewis, Davis Gaines and Sofia Victoria Deler.
The Royal Ballet & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Jan. 19, 2022)
This all-Tchaikovsky evening will feature eight principal dancers from The Royal Ballet Covent Garden and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — and believe it or not, they will be performing together for the very first time!
Leon Bridges & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Jan. 20, 2022)
Performing with an orchestra for the first time — and The Royal Philharmonic at that — Grammy Award winner Leon Bridges will debut new arrangements specifically commissioned for Steinmetz Hall’s Grand Celebration.
Jennifer Hudson & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Jan. 22, 2022)
A two-time Grammy Award-winning musician, an Academy Award-winning actress and an Emmy Award-winning producer, Jennifer Hudson curates a performance of familiar songs paired with newly commissioned orchestral arrangements for this set with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Jan. 23, 2022)
A world-renowned organization at the forefront of music-making in the United Kingdom and abroad, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” and Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” for this unforgettable evening.
Lyle Lovett & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Jan. 25, 2022)
Country legend and four-time Grammy Award winner Lyle Lovett will be accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for this performance.
‘Black, Brown and Beige’ and Sacred Music (Jan. 26, 2022)
Nearly 80 years after the premiere of Duke Ellington’s “Black, Brown and Beige,” The Royal Philharmonic will honor this significant work by joining with Audra McDonald — who has won more Tony Awards than any other performer — plus members of The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center and players from Jazz at Lincoln Center, as well as the Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale and vocal soloists.
The Grand Celebration Season was just the start of the majestic artistry coming to Steinmetz Hall in 2022 and beyond, including rock legends Kansas (Jan. 30, 2022), Orlando Ballet’s Giselle (Feb. 10 – 13, 2022), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Feb. 23, 2022), international supergroup Il Divo (Feb. 26, 2022), the comedy stylings of Jo Koy (March 10, 2022), and much more. And that’s on top of the incredible entertainment scheduled for the Dr. Phillips Center’s other theaters!
Use our events calendar to see everything that’s coming to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the near future, including shows at Steinmetz Hall, and secure tickets today ahead of your next visit!
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