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Hendrie Hall/Adams Center
After a two-year renovation project, Hendrie Hall reopened in January 2017 as part of the new Adams Center for Musical Arts, which connects Hendrie to Leigh Hall by way of a new structure that is anchored by a stunning orchestra rehearsal room for the Yale Philharmonia and the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and an atrium in which students from the School of Music and Yale College can gather.
Hendrie Hall, which is shared by the Yale School of Music and Yale College, boasts magnificently reimagined spaces, including those that are home to the Yale Opera, Yale Percussion Group, and Yale’s undergraduate ensembles — the Yale Glee Club and Yale Bands.
Renovations to Hendrie Hall included extensive acoustic-design work and the preservation of such important architectural features as the building’s iconic cast-iron staircase and the mosaic tile and stone in the Elm Street entranceway. The project resulted in more individual practice rooms and faculty studios than existed previously in Hendrie Hall, whose former north-facing brick exterior is now an interior wall in the atrium.