Formerly The Kent Concert Hall, the new Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall opened during the 50th Anniversary Gala of the Chase Fine Arts Center on October 18, 2017. Seating capacity is over 1,700-- including an audience-facing choir loft to the rear of the stage, and raised loge seating sections on both sides of the orchestra level seats. For most events, patrons may fill the three orchestra sections and five balcony sections. This hall has a stage 72' wide by 27'10" deep with a 21' opening.
The Daines Concert Hall is most specifically designed for orchestra and choral programs. The standard lighting and sound layouts have been designed around providing support for events contained with the acoustical shell. When the acoustical shell is removed, 20 line sets become available from the proscenium line to the back wall, with 40' of fly space. Four of the lines are electrics. An 18' by 32' screen hangs on the proscenium line with a 7700 lumen, long-throw projector located in the lighting control booth.
The Daines Concert Hall also features the newly restored Campbell-Holtkamp Organ,
made possible through the generous donations of Paul and Paulette Campbell. USU is
one of the few institutions of higher education to have such an instrument, and the
restoration of the pipes to their original purity, in addition to technological upgrades
to the console and wiring, makes the Campbell-Holtkamp Organ one of the crowning jewels
of this space.
Because of the wide, shallow design of the stage, the Daines Concert Hall is not always suitable for all types of events. Events that will be best suited in this venue include orchestras, bands, large choirs and conventions that require a large audience capacity. Dance groups, touring theatrical productions and large, highly amplified musical groups will generally work in the Daines Concert Hall, but may be better served by considering another venue.
For booking, scheduling, and rate information, please contact Sara Grove, the CCA Production Services Scheduling Coordinator, at 435-797-3040.
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