Grand Opening of The Palladium
"The Palladium is 'world-class.'"
- Chris Botti
"This is spectacular. Sound is beautiful. It is definitely a symphony hall. You really don’t need mics in this place."
- Dionne Warwick
"The performing-arts center is certainly
one of the finest in the country"
- Michael Feinstein
In the Press
Chamber music at the Palladium
by Lou Harry | Arts & Entertainment at Indianapolis Business Journal | January 31, 2011
I'm not ready to use the word "perfect" (a staple in the marketing message of the region's new concert hall) but, in my lifetime, I honestly don't expect to hear chamber music in a better sounding hall than I did Jan. 30th at the Palladium.
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Still, the bar has been set and the Palladium hype, in large part, justified. It sounds great to me. original URL
"Palladium is an Artec hall and all professional, world-class musicians know that if Artec designed the acoustics, then it will be magnificent.”
- Steven Libman
President and CEO, The Center for the Performing Arts
Carmel's Palladium takes center stage
Scott L. Miley | The Herald Bulletin | January 27, 2011
Even in the box seats on the fourth level of the Palladium — the highest seats inside Carmel’s new arts auditorium — there is a crispness of sound that surrounds a listener.
Though on stage four stories beneath these seats, the Indiana University Jazz Group sounded as if it was within arm’s reach during a free concert Sunday. I moved behind a pillar and the sound wrapped itself distinctly around the column without interference.
Then, moving downstairs to the orchestra level seats, there was a sense that the lively, bright a cappella voices of the Purdue Men’s Glee Club might be passing over the heads of the audience which sits slightly beneath stage level. For future concerts, I plan to get tickets in the higher seats.
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Walking to one’s seat, among 1,600, in the Palladium can feel like crossing small hills as staircases rise and fall to the level of box seats. You’ll need an attendant to guide you through the first few times.
But once away from the patron-busy hallways, the concept behind this inviting venue can be intimate and personal.
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Entries to some box seats have anterooms to buffer the noise of patrons passing by.
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In an earlier sound test, a Carmel firetruck was brought outside of the building. Officials walked from the lobby, where they could hear the truck’s siren, to the interior, where they claim they could not. original URL
Palladium gala concert mixes music, humor and nostalgia
Tom Alvarez | Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner | January 30, 2011
World renowned jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti, described the acoustics of the Palladium, as “perfect,” during remarks he made at last night’s black-tie Grand Opening Gala for the new 1,600 seat concert hall, at the Carmel Center for the Performing Arts. original URL
". . . great acoustics even on the upper levels. We may have been on the top level, but these seats were awesome."
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Getting down to business, Palladium shows its star power
Jay Harvey | Indianapolis Star | January 31, 2011
With Saturday night's gala opening receding in a warm glow, it was as if the 1,600-seat concert hall got to work proving it deserves all of the hoopla -- and the city of Carmel's considerable investment of time and money in the Palladium and the Center for the Performing Arts.
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The piano sounded bright and urgent in this acoustical environment; Gershwin's accents and sprightly rhythms flexed their muscles attractively.
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This was a performance of patience and magnanimity, animated when it had to be but chiefly attentive to Schubert's leisurely way of building big statements -- just the right sort for a splendid new concert hall.
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When violinist Arnaud Sussman, violist Mark Holloway and cellist Andreas Brantelid joined Wu Han for Brahms' Piano Quartet in G minor, what beguiled the ear most was the warmth of the string sound, the players' clarity at all dynamic levels and even hints of the friction between bow and string. original URL
Select 2011 upcoming performances at the Palladium
A Musical Housewarming (Carmel Symphony Orchestra)
February 12 at 7:30 pm | at the Palladium
Tango Buenos Aires
March 16 at 7:30 pm | at the Palladium
Gold-Silver-Bronze (Carmel Symphony Orchestra)
March 12 at 7:30 pm | at the Palladium
St. Petersburg Philharmonic (Russia)
April 3 at 7 pm | at the Palladium
A Thousand and One Nights (Carmel Symphony Orchestra)
April 16 at 7:30 pm | at the Palladium
April 17 at 7pm | at the Palladium
Joshua Bell Plays Tchaikovsky (Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra)
May 5 at 7:30pm | at the Palladium
The Dream of America (Carmel Symphony Orchestra)
May 7 at 7:30 pm | at the Palladium
The Cleveland Orchestra
May 22 at 3 pm | at the Palladium
Beethoven 9 (Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra)
June 19 at 7:00pm | at the Palladium
for an extended list of upcoming performances click here