SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES MAJOR RENOVATION PROJECT FOR JACOBS MUSIC CENTER
The San Diego Symphony is thrilled to announce a major project to restore and renovate its historic home, the Jacobs Music Center, as a long-term commitment to the vitality of downtown San Diego and an investment in the artistic ambitions of the orchestra. The project will honor the history of the Jacobs Music Center’s historic building, which opened in 1929 as a legendary Fox Theatre, while greatly enhancing the musical and performance experience for artists and audiences alike.
The revitalization of Jacobs Music Center, designed by architect HGA in collaboration with acoustician Akustiks, and theater planners Schuler Shook, will include the transformation of Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center, including the reconfiguration of the stage; the addition of a choral terrace behind the orchestra, which will allow for performances of large orchestral programs featuring chorus or as a new audience seating option; new finishes and seating; state-of-the-art lighting, sound and video equipment; and superior acoustics for both performers and audiences. The project will also include the modernization and expansion of support spaces for musicians and the enhancement of audience amenities throughout Jacobs Music Center.