DiMenna Center Rehearsals

The DiMenna Center is custom designed for classical music rehearsal, with state-of-the-art acoustics, and can accommodate musicians ranging from soloists to full symphony orchestras and choruses. Our largest space, Cary Hall, is ideal for orchestras and choruses. Benzaquen Hall can accommodate a chamber orchestra. The Marianne Lockwood Green Room is ideal for rehearsing 2-6 person chamber ensembles.

Our spaces also meet the rehearsal needs of dance, jazz, rock, and pop groups, theater productions, and other performing arts projects, with theatrical lighting, audio playback systems, and a sprung floor in Cary Hall.

Located in New York City at the nexus of the Javits Center, Hudson Yards, Hell’s Kitchen, Penn Station, and Times Square in midtown-Manhattan, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music is centrally located near public transportation, parking, restaurants, and bodegas.

Past clients include: The New York Philharmonic, American Ballet Theater, Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming, Jon Batiste, The Knights, American Composers Orchestra, Orchestra Lumos, Bang on a Can, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Steinway Pianos, and major TV and film studios including Netflix, HBO and Disney.

SIZE:3,465 square feet (63' W x 55' 7" D)


  • Large column-free space
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Hardwood floor
  • Theatrical rigging and lighting
  • Active Acoustic design by E-Coustic Systems
  • Steinway D 9-foot grand piano
  • Tables, orchestra chairs, music stands, & conductor's podium

SIZE:1,610 square feet (46' 1"W x 35' 6"D)


  • Large, column-free space
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Hardwood floor
  • Steinway D 9-foot grand piano
  • Tables, orchestra chairs, music stands, & conductor's podium
  • Lawo 200+ channel mc2-56 mixing console
  • Dual 128 channel Protools HDX Rec/Editing/Mixing
  • Full video playback for Film & TV post-audio mixing
  • FO connectivity for external streaming/remote rec
  • Francis Manzella Design
  • In-house recording services provided by Audiosmith Digital Solutions
  • Dolby-certified control room

SIZE:13' 4" W x 16' 8" D

  • Steinway Model M piano
  • High-speed internet and phone lines
  • Music stands
  • Chairs, Table, and Sofa (available upon request)