New World Symphony to bring concerts to Miami neighborhoods with mobile “Wallcast”

Posted on: May 12, 2021

The New World Symphony’s Wallcast concerts in SoundScape Park (in photo) will be joined by a new 9-by-16-foot mobile projection wall that will travel to Miami neighborhoods during the 2021-22 season.

“For local residents who’ve never yet made it to one of the New World Symphony’s legendary Wallcasts or sat inside its New World Center home, the music is coming to you,” writes Yadira Lopez in Monday’s (5/10) Miami Herald. “The symphony Friday announced its 2021-2022 season, along with a new mobile wall that will project live concerts in neighborhoods across Miami. The 9-by-16-foot projection wall and a state-of-the-art sound system will be unveiled this fall…. The mobile wall celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the New World Center, the Frank Gehry-designed concert hall and campus notable for its first-of-a-kind external projection wall and sound system that has allowed thousands of concertgoers to experience the symphony from picnic blankets and lawn chairs in SoundScape Park. The concerts’ popularity … sparked the idea for a mobile version. The Wallcasts … have remained a popular, socially distanced outdoor gathering. ‘It’s instant community building,’ [New World Symphony President and CEO Howard] Herring said…. ‘We believe this will be a natural digital bridge to the moment when we will all be together.’… Live concerts for the 2021-2022 season will kick off in September.”