Preserving Severance

W hen the board of trustees of the Cleveland Orchestra committed to a renovation of Severance Hall, the needs of the facility outweighed the risk. The risk involved preserving the distinctive "Cleveland Orchestra sound" that discriminating concertgoers are familiar with. Achieving just the right balance eventually led the Musical Arts Association, owner of Severance Hall, to reunite architect David Schwarz and acoustic consultants Christopher Jaffe and Paul Scarbrough of Jaffe Holden

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