Consisting of an 1500-seat concert hall (The Palladium), a 500-seat Proscenium Theater (The Tarkington), and a 200-seat flexible theater (The Studio), Carmel's Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, The Indiana Wind Symphony, Civic Theater, Carmel Players, and presents a variety of regional and international performance groups. With the venerable artistic leadership of performer and champion of The American Songbook, Michael Feinstein, the Center hosts many of the great artists of our generation from classical virtuosos to rock, jazz and country music stars Among the unique aspects of this stunning facility are a steel and glass acoustic canopy over the concert platform in the Palladium, the many lobby and museum spaces which display and preserve much of the Great American Songbook Collection and Archives.
Location: Carmel, IN
Architect: David M. Schwarz Architectural Services and CSO Architects
Acoustics and Theatre Consultant: Artec Consultants Inc
Completion Date: 2011
Damian was the Principal Acoustical Designer of these facilities and oversaw all aspects of their design and construction while he was a partner at Artec.
“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 acoustics are so good in the concert hall that the musicians can hear one another better—pushing them to the top of their game.”
– Dr Alan Davis, President and CEO for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. IBJ, November 2014.