The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts

The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts is 1,500-seat, 151,000-square-foot (14,000 m2) concert hall located in Carmel, Indiana.[1]

The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts
Address1 Center Green
Carmel, Indiana
United States
Coordinates39°58′12″N 86°07′49″W / 39.9699°N 86.1303°W / 39.9699; -86.1303
OwnerCity of Carmel, Indiana
OperatorThe Center for the Performing Arts
TypePerforming arts center
OpenedJanuary 29, 2011
ArchitectDavid M. Schwarz Architects

After years of planning, The Palladium, one of three venues that comprises the Center for the Performing Arts, opened on January 29, 2011, and today serves as a venue by internationally recognized artists. It is located at 1 Center Green, adjacent to the Carmel City Center. The four-fronted, symmetrical design of The Palladium, massed around the domed central space of the single room concert hall was inspired by Andrea Palladio’s Villa Capra, La Rotonda (1566).[1] The Palladium is based upon the traditional shoebox-shaped concert hall with high ceilings and massive, sound-reflecting walls. The facility also features a limestone façade and movable glass acoustical panels that can significantly alter the acoustics of the hall.[2]

The Palladium was designed by David M. Schwarz Architects of Washington, D.C. with local consultation by CSO Architects as Architect of Record. Indianapolis-based Shiel Sexton Co. Inc. served as construction manager.[3]

The Palladium is also home to the Great American Songbook Foundation. The organization's administrative headquarters are located on the Gallery level.

There are two other venues that comprise the Center — the 500-seat Tarkington Theatre, a proscenium theatre reminiscent of a Broadway theatre where most of the Center's musicals are performed, and the Studio Theatre, a small "black box" with flexible seating configurations.

Steven Libman was the founding President and CEO of the Center for the Performing Arts from 2009 to 2011. While there, he successfully planned and launched the first few seasons and produced two major opening night festival galas[3] with Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti, Neil Sedaka, Dionne Warwick, David Hyde Pierce and dancers from American Ballet Theatre. He also produced a PBS special with Feinstein seen by 11 million viewers. The special, titled "Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project",[4] was nominated for Outstanding Music Direction at the 64th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

In 2012, Tania Castroverde Moskalenko was hired to lead the organization. She was previously the CEO at the Germantown Performing Arts Center in Germantown, Tennessee. [5] Under her leadership, the Center continued to expand programming offered in its three venues and attained increased funding from individual and corporate sources. [6] In March 2015, the Center announced a significant four-year sponsorship agreement with Carmel-based Allied Solutions.[7]

In August 2016, Moskalenko resigned from her position, and board chair Jeffrey C. McDermott assumed the role of interim president and CEO. One year later, McDermott was officially elected by the Center Board as the new full time president and CEO.[8]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "The Palladium". The Center for the Performing Arts. Carmel, Indiana. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  2. ^ Contreras, Natalia E. (September 19, 2018). "15 things you should know about the Palladium in Carmel". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Sales, Jack (January 20, 2011). "Carmel's Palladium: a spectacular concert hall". Indianapolis Recorder. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  4. ^ "Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy". Theater Mania. June 27, 2011. Retrieved June 1, 2011.
  5. ^ Harry, Lou (October 25, 2013). "2013 Woman of Influence: Tania Castroverde Moskalenko". Indianapolis Business Journal. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  6. ^ Davis, Andrea Muirragui (November 6, 2014). "Carmel's Center for the Performing Arts ups ambition after stemming red ink". Indianapolis Business Journal. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  7. ^ Sikich, Chris (March 24, 2015). "Carmel lands title sponsor for arts center". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  8. ^ "Jeff McDermott: A latecomer to the arts". The Center for the Performing Arts. November 4, 2020. Retrieved November 30, 2023.

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