Pärnu Concert Hall in Estonia’s fourth-largest city is internationally renowned for its performance programme and has chosen Robe moving light fixtures – eight T1 Profiles, six Tetra2 LED battens and four LEDWash 800s, supplied through Tallinn-based Estonian distributor, E&T.
The striking modernist Concert Hall building constructed in 2002 and designed by architects K. Koov, K. Nõmm, H. Grossscmidth, offers two flexible halls – a main hall and a chamber hall – and a diverse concert schedule including – in normal times – a prestigious line up of visiting artists. It is also home to the Pärnu Music School and the Pärnu City Orchestra as well as hosting special events, civic celebrations, etc. in this seaside resort in Southwestern Estonia.
The lighting rig upgrade had been planned for the early part of the year but was delayed until autumn due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They specifically needed versatile, silent running and flexible fixtures that would also save energy, so the T1 series – which is designed especially for theatre was a perfect choice for Ave and the venue.
Ave stated: “The main hall needed some new, modern and high-quality lighting fixtures. As we stage so many different shows and events, this latest Robe technology is adaptable and perfect for our performances.”
Low noise fixtures are generally a ‘must’ for concert halls observes E&T’s Olev Luhaäär, especially during recordings, broadcasts and streamed shows. Colour temperatures and whites are also vitally important for TV / cameras, and fixtures also offering several cool and fun effects were also essential in this case, both for telecasts and children’s events, etc.
The Concert Hall’s main stage has been open in recent months during the pandemic for socially distanced performances, mainly with Estonian artists, which has kept crew and staff people working and assisted greatly with everyone’s morale.
Photos: Courtesy Ave Martin, Parnu Concert Hall