New World Symphony tests new outdoor projection system

Posted on: December 14, 2009

In Friday’s (12/11) Miami Herald, Andres Viglucci writes, “The eye-popping outdoor show that took place Wednesday night in Miami Beach was a sneak peek at what will be free daily fare once the New World [Symphony] inaugurates its new Frank Gehry-designed rehearsal and performance hall in January 2011. From four synchronized projectors, each the size of an old VW Bug engine, the symphony will beam a nightly, ever-changing program of concerts, videos, movies—maybe even sporting events—onto the front of its new hall just off Lincoln Road. The 70-by-100-foot projection wall, conceived as an integral part of the building, will face a planned new 2.5-acre park that symphony and Beach officials hope will become the city’s new central gathering spot. From the projectors, and a companion state-of-the-art sound system, will pour forth live broadcasts from inside the New World hall, or from concert halls around the world. … New World Symphony executives tested the powerful projection system, mounted on temporary scaffolding in what is for now a parking lot, over three nights this week.”

Posted December 14, 2009