The shell, which stands at the back of the stage, will be made of curved wood and divided into parts for easy storage and assembly. The shell's design "results in a visually striking, technologically advanced form sculpted by sound" and its easy takedown helps save money, according to a news release.
“The shell reflects highly calibrated sounds to the listener and forms a direct connection between the audience member and the musicians,” Gang said, according to the news release. “The same parts can be reconfigured to accommodate a variety of performances, ranging from a soloist to a full orchestra and chorus.”
The shell will first be used for Lyric's 60th anniversary concert 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1.
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