Lindeman Hall is the main concert hall of the Academy. It was named for the family who founded the organ school that would later become the Norwegian Academy of Music. The hall has 365 seats in an amphitheatre layout, and a stage designed to accommodate a full symphony orchestra and choir. The hall also holds the school’s largest organ.
Custom-made resonance chambers
Most concerts with large ensembles are held in Lindeman Hall. The hall was constructed with acoustic music in mind: it has a high ceiling, and the walls are far apart, so there is plenty of room for sound. Less obvious, but all the more audible, is that the hall has custom-made resonance chambers that are hidden under the stage floor. These have been adapted for each group of instruments, and are placed strategically to give the orchestra optimal acoustic enhancement. When the ceiling hatches are open, and wall tapestries are hung, Lindeman Hall is also suitable for amplified music.