“a kind of Midwestern Carnegie Hall”
“ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Throughout its 90-year history, the Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan has served as a kind of Midwestern Carnegie Hall. Boasting superb acoustics, its stage has accommodated performers from Arthur Rubinstein to Emmylou Harris, the Berlin Philharmonic to Garrison Keillor.
Built by the architect Albert Kahn in 1913, the auditorium underwent one restoration in 1949 and another to its notable pipe organ in 1990. But by the late 1990’s, patrons were complaining that it had too few restrooms, narrow aisles and cramped seats, some with dismal views. …”