Weber Hall celebrates 20 years

Jan 23, 2023

Weber Music Hall celebrates 20 years with concert and tours

Dedicated in October 2002, the 350-seat Weber Music Hall was designed by visionary architect César Pelli, whose notable works include the Norwest Tower in Minneapolis and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia (once the world’s tallest buildings). Upon completion, the Weber was hailed for its striking profile and unmatched acoustics. 

On Saturday, February 4, at 7:30 pm, a faculty recital will feature clarinetist and UMD Professor of Music Theodore Schoen. A veteran of the Music Department, Schoen was on faculty when the Weber Music Hall opened. Additionally, Schoen has performed, toured, and recorded with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and has been a frequent performer with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, playing on several of their recordings. Tickets for this performance are available for purchase at https://z.umn.edu/MusicTix or 218.726.8877.

On Sunday, February 5, at 1 pm or 3 pm, tour the hall with a true insider. Peek behind the curtain of the Weber with Technical Director Donald Schraufnagel. Learn about the building’s ingenious design, including how its unique shape — and 5,000 square feet of drapery — help make it one of the best-sounding concert venues in the country. Tours are free of admission, but reservations are requested at 218.726.8208