New World Center

New World Center

Paul P.
The New World Center is the campus of the Miami New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy and is already considered a cultural icon in the center of Miami Beach. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, it opened in early 2011. The New World Center features numerous spaces for performances and presentations; it has a flexible seating performance hall (capacity of 756 seats), and a 7,000 square foot (exterior) projection wall on which concerts, video art and films are shown free-of-charge to audiences in Soundscape, the adjacent 2.5 acre public park, designed by the architectural firm West 8. This outdoor experience has been aptly named "Wallcast". NWS urges everyone to "bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner and enjoy the sights and sounds of concerts by the New World Symphony with friends and family via Wallcast!" Conceived as a laboratory for the way music is taught, performed and experienced, New World Center was built around the program of the New World Symphony. 24 individual rehearsal rooms, four ensemble rooms and three percussion rooms, serve the academy’s 86 fellows. The Mission of the New World Symphony is to prepare highly-gifted graduates of distinguished music programs for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world. The artistic director of the NWS is Michael Tilson Thomas. #Miami #Miami_Beach #New_World_Center #New_World_Symphony #Wallcast
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