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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

David M. Schwarz - Outstanding Performance

 Carmel Regional Performing Arts Center
from the architect's website 
The Carmel Performing Arts Center, located in Carmel, Indiana, is intended as the focal point of Carmel City Center, a new, mixed-use development which will serve as the new town center for Carmel.  The Performing Arts Center will be a 154,000 gross-square-foot, 1,600 seat concert hall, and will support all forms of classical music.  It will also accommodate various other forms of acoustic and amplified concert and operatic performances.  By anchoring the development with a performing arts venue, the town has chosen to make its new, vibrant heart a haven for the arts to develop and flourish.  That effort will be boosted by the city’s intent to later create a small theater across the village green from the new Concert Hall, which will further cement the idea of a cultural center for the town.
The Concert Hall is modeled on Andrea Palladio’s Villa “La Rotonda,” built in 1550 near Vicenza, Italy, and still an architectural icon nearly 500 years later.
Providing its region with a cultural attraction of world-class quality and scale, the multi-venue Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana - just outside of the state capital of Indianapolis - will open the first of its facilities on January 29, 2011, when it inaugurates its concert hall The Palladium. The Center's other venues, now under construction, will be a 200-seat studio theater (opening in March 2011) and The Tarkington, a 500-seat proscenium theater (August 2011).

Steven Libman, Executive Director of the Center and Artistic Director Michael Feinstein have announced details of the gala concert and inaugural season that will welcome audiences to The Palladium and offer a preview of the exceptional design features and programming that will make the concert hall, and the complex as a whole, a major destination within Central Indiana and a focal point for the exciting new urban vision of the City of Carmel.

Given a gracious and elegant form by architect David M. Schwarz Architects Inc. with local consultation by from CSO Architects, the 1,600-seat, 154,000-square-foot Palladium is the only true concert hall in its region and features an acoustic design by the renowned firm of Artec Consultants. In addition to presenting an extensive schedule of concerts and events, The Palladium will also be the new home of the Feinstein Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, making the Foundation's extraordinary, museum-quality archive of American popular song available as never before to scholars and the public.

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