The Simms/Mann Family Foundation supported the production of the Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota. The Tedd Mann Concert Hall, a world-class concert auditorium, overlooks the banks of the Mississippi River and seats over 1,200 guests. Designed with acoustics as its highest priority, the Concert Hall shines with the all-encompassing, clear sound of musical performances. The auditorium is a traditional European shoebox design, with two shallow tiers and a raised mezzanine. The flexible stage can provide an intimate setting for a lecturer or accommodate a full orchestra and chorus.
The Concert Hall offers a full concert programming schedule that includes performances by School of Music ensembles, faculty, and guest artists. A separate programming schedule includes performances or master classes by such notables as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Joe Henderson Trio, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dale Warland Singers, Bobby McFerrin, Chanticleer, and the Schubert Club.