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Artistic rendering of the new Desautels Concert Hall // Image: Cibinel Architecture

A rendering of the Desautels Concert Hall, an innovative and unique performance venue for Winnipeg now under construction // Image: Cibinel Architecture

Construction begins on Desautels Concert Hall

Construction of the stunning new Desautels Concert Hall, an innovative and unique performance venue for Winnipeg, was officially announced last night at a UM Homecoming event.

The concert hall is the grand finale of the multi-year Taché Arts project. With its striking architecture, superior acoustics, optimal sightlines and a configurable stage for a variety of performances, the hall is set to transform UM’s facilities for the performing arts and will be the Desautels Faculty of Music’s showpiece venue.

“I am excited about this new space, which will be unlike any other in Winnipeg,” says Michael Benarroch, President and Vice-Chancellor at UM. “It will enable opportunities for new performances to move and inspire us, fostering connections between communities in ways only performance pieces allow. And such a transformative space would not be possible without the generosity and vision of Marcel Desautels, Gail Asper and Michael Nesbitt. Their support made this possible, and on behalf of Manitobans, I thank them.”

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