Smith Center to change Las Vegas arts community

Posted on: February 12, 2010

In Friday’s (2/12) Las Vegas Sun, Kristen Peterson writes, “The plot of land at Symphony Park Avenue and City Parkway sits literally at the crossroads of Las Vegas’ history. What was once home to the rail yard that helped put Las Vegas on the map in 1905 is becoming home to a performing arts center that, when it opens in spring 2012, will further define us as a community. For now, the steel and concrete shell of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts opens to the sky. … In June, crews will begin plastering the walls from the top down. When the center, which will cost $245 million to build, is finally finished, an acoustician will spend an additional two months tuning it. … The studio theater in the education building will be large enough for the Las Vegas Philharmonic and a choir to rehearse—at the same time. It can also double as recital space. So much work, so much faith and so many dollars have gone into this project, which is changing the arts community. The Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theatre have made enormous strides to step up their programs to be ready for the Smith Center’s opening.”

Posted February 12, 2010