The Venue – 2016

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

The Oscar Peterson Concert Hall is one of the principal performing arts venues in the Faculty of Fine Arts, holding over two hundred concerts, lectures and theatrical productions annually.

The intimate 570-seat hall draws from Japanese influences as seen the horizontal grid of birch planks that forms the stage’s backdrop. The spacious hardwood stage is easily seen from all vantage points in the room, and adjustable acoustic panels allow for a wide spectrum of natural sound by varying the hall’s reverberation time.

The Concordia University concert hall was built in 1990 as part of the revitalization of the Loyola campus. Since opening, the hall has hosted many internationally renowned artists and musicians, including members of Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Arlo Guthrie, Ranee Lee and Oliver Jones. The Oscar Peterson Concert Hall is also used for recordings.

It is named for acclaimed pianist Oscar Peterson in 1999.


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