Barbara Walters never expected a role in the renaming of Avery Fisher Hall. But it turns out that Ms. Walters, the ABC News broadcaster, was a crucial go-between who helped engineer a relationship between two of her friends that led to the unlikely, seemingly overnight .... read more
On Saturday evening, chilly and foggy here, a small group of people stood at the edge of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus and gazed up at the looming facade of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.
Ghostly black-and-white images .... read more
David Geffen, the entertainment magnate who has shaped cultural tastes in music and movies and holds one of the world's leading art collections, is extending his reach into classical music with a $100 million gift that will renovate — and rename — Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.<.... read more
The New School is creating a "performing arts hub" on 13th Street that will include a glass-encased theater allowing people on the street to peek at shows as they walk by.
The "glass box" theater is part of the first phase of an .... read more
Opera houses are a particular breed of building. Revered in cities around the world, they are given pride of place in the urban setting. When the Mariinsky opera and ballet company decided to build a new theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, adjacent to its legendary 19.... read more
Last fall we profiled the new $203 million Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, a stunningly beautiful facility with a unique acoustical shell as its centerpiece. Although Wenger has made hundreds of acoustical shells, the Tobin Center acoustical shell was the first that .... read more
A team led by Miami's Arquitectonica has won a competition to design a master plan for the revival of the long-shuttered but historic Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami-Dade County administrators said Tuesday.
The recommendation by the office of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, which must .... read more
David McCuaig stands on the crimson carpet of the National Arts Centre's mezzanine level and gestures northwest. Through the concrete-slatted windows, he points to Parliament, to Confederation Square, and to the terrace just outside.
"You'll enter right here," he says, "right into the .... read more
The new Sylvan Theater at the Washington Monument will come as a great relief to visitors to our nation's capital. No spot in D.C. is so central, yet so maddeningly in the middle of nowhere, as the wide grassy rise that leads to the .... read more
The city of the Alamo and the River Walk has a dandy new attraction. At least for symphonic music, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, opened in September, may be the finest such venue since Dallas' 25-year-old Meyerson Symphony Center.
Judging by .... read more
Interdisciplinary studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been selected to design a new performing arts center for the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. The building is slated to include a 400-seat concert hall and theater, a 200-seat flexible performance space, and a "high technology .... read more
After the Jefferson Parish Council voted Wednesday to name the theater at the parish's nearly completed performing arts center in honor of her late husband, state Sen. Ken Hollis' widow said her family was "very grateful" that the efforts of a man who secured millions .... read more
The National Arts Centre in Ottawa is getting a front-entrance makeover to be completed by 2017, when tourists are expected to flock to the city for Canada's 150th anniversary.
Shelly Glover, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and fellow Conservative MP John .... read more
The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced today that the new music performance center at the corner of Lake Street and University Avenue will be named in honor of UW-Madison alumnus George Hamel and his wife, Pamela Hamel.
The name of the Hamel Music Center .... read more
The Potomac waterfront in the southwest quadrant of the nation's capital was once a symbol of urban renewal's high hopes and then of its crushing failure. It is undergoing a significant redevelopment that promises to remake the little-used mile-long stretch along the river's Washington Channel .... read more
Since its adolescence more than four decades ago, the New York Philharmonic's home at Lincoln Center has been known as Avery Fisher Hall. Now, as the orchestra prepares for a major renovation expected to cost more than $500 million, the Fisher family has agreed to relinquish .... read more
Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American nonprofit theatre and the publisher of this magazine, held its annual gala event on Nov. 10 to celebrate the institutions, artists and administrators who represent the field served by TCG. The event, held at 538 Park Ave. on .... read more
The national organization for the American theater, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), celebrated its annual gala on Monday, Nov. 10 at 583 Park Avenue in Manhattan. In addition to preview performances of "A Walk on the Moon" directed by Michael Greif, and "Immediate Family" directed by Phylicia Rashad (".... read more
Yesterday, November 10, 2014, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) celebrated its annual gala. This year the organization honored Jules Fisher, Lynn Nottage, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. The performances included previews of two productions from TCG Member Theatres: A Walk .... read more
There was a packed house Sunday at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University.
The Danbury Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Ariel Rudiakov, performed Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 in a free concert in the center's concert hall.
".... read more
Designed by Wilson Butler Architects (WBA), the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion in Boston's South End was the scene of a 10th anniversary celebration hosted by the Huntington Theatre Company on September 29th. The evening captured the energy of the Pavilion and its multiple performance venues that .... read more
It's been at least a generation since the Irish were a significant force in Hell's Kitchen, but they're making a comeback. For years the Irish Arts Center has operated out of a tenement on West 51st Street, but the group is upgrading its digs and .... read more
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Music is moving ahead with plans to construct the first phase of a new performance center at the corner of Lake Street and University Avenue.
Architects will appear before the City of Madison's Urban Design Commission Oct. 1 .... read more
With the press of a button, the H-E-B Performance Hall in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts can be transformed from a concert venue with traditional raked seating to a flat-floored dance hall. A mechanized "flexible floor" system elevates the seats on platforms, flips .... read more
You want natural light?
Wyoming Seminary's new arts center is flooded with it, from the floor-to-ceiling glass wall in the front lobby to the large windows in every group practice room — choir, instrument, dance, it's all the same: During the day the fluorescent .... read more
Photographed by Jeff McCrum
A three hour timelapse of the fixtures being aimed, shot from the deck with a 14mm lens.
Audio credit: Uncommon Ritual by Edgar Meyer, .... read more
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opened to the public Thursday. People pushed vacuums, roaring over the new carpets as I entered the H-E-B Performance Hall. I spoke to San Antonio Symphony General Manager David Gross.
"All right, it's come down to .... read more
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opened it's doors Thursday in downtown San Antonio.
The downtown landmark has a combined performance tonight with the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Antonio and Ballet San Antonio.
The inaugural 2014 season will include 33 productions, .... read more
A major celebration was held downtown Thursday as city and county officials and hundreds of guests celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
"It's a time of celebration," said former San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger. "It was .... read more
Architecturally striking on the outside and with world-class acoustics on the inside, The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opens Thursday, September 4 in the heart of downtown with a dedication ceremony in the morning and a combined performance by the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San .... read more
Update 11:37 a.m.
— It's time to cut the ribbon. The color of the ribbon is Tobin plum, not purple, Fresher says.
The ceremony concludes.
About 100 tickets remain for tonight's inaugural "Celebration of the Arts" concert, starting at 7:30 p.m.<.... read more
The $203 million Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will officially open on Thursday and the transformed Municipal Auditorium will celebrate its christening with a combined performance by the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Antonio and Ballet San Antonio.
It's been nearly 10 years since .... read more
To the stirring strains of Handel's 'Music for the Royal Fireworks,' the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts was dedicated today, on the site of the old Municipal Auditorium on the north edge of downtown, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.
"It is my .... read more
After years of planning, designing and building, the the new Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury will hold its official ribbon-cutting ceremony at
The event will be in the West Lobby of the new 130,000-square-foot building on .... read more
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For years, the Theatre Department at WCSU has been doing terrific work
under far-from-ideal conditions. Initial planning for a new building
began in 2003. With the opening of the Visual and Performing Arts
Center, the teachers, performers, directors, designers and technicians
finally have a facility equal .... read more
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts' main concert hall will have the ability to rank with the best acoustics venues in the country, experts with the consulting firm that helped guide the design of the center said Thursday.
Audiences "will be blown .... read more
Surely, it was no coincidence that on Tuesday afternoon, just in time for the opening night concert of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Avery Fisher Hall that evening, Lincoln Center announced that the French conductor Louis Langrée's contract as the festival's music director had .... read more
SAN ANTONIO — Several big-name performers like Paul McCartney and Jason Mraz will soon take the stage at the Tobin Center for Performing Arts but before they do, Eyewitness News got a tour inside the building.
Construction began in 2009 for the new building to .... read more
The percussion of a brass band over a background din of ongoing demolition set the stage for a casting change Tuesday at the Utah Performing Arts Center — even before the Salt Lake City theater has been built.
It now will be called the .... read more