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JANUARY 29-30, 2011

commemorative program

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A Gala Evening. A Landmark Event.

3 welcome pages 5–11

grand opening gala pages 13–17

chamber music society of lincoln center and the miró quartet with lynn harrell pages 20–21

gala week celebration pages 23

built for greatness: a discussion with master architect david schwarz pages 24–25

a landmark for listening: artec designs an acoustically perfect concert hall pages 28–29

photo op of a lifetime page 31 commemorative program

table of contents

falcone automotive-saab revs up sponsorship page 31

meet our president/ceo page 33

volunteers get in the act page 35

the great american songbook page 37

tuning the hall page 39

the palladium building dedication page 41

meet the board of directors and staff To advertise in future issues of the program book, call Nancy Hardin at 317.576.8171 or email

Photos courtesy of:

Angela Talley, AJ Mast, Kevin Raber, Douglas Adams, Sherri Cullison, Zach Rosing and Julie Curry

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contributors pages 43–45

forrest formsma page 47

resident companies page 49

three is the magic number page 51


Dear friends, Welcome to a landmark celebration! It’s going to be a fabulous evening of music, followed by a gala dinner and then an Encore Celebration of dancing–all held throughout the Palladium concert hall. We are delighted that you have chosen to join tonight’s festivities. We can’t think of a more highly anticipated event for the region. As with all groundbreaking endeavors, it takes many, many people to realize a project this ambitious. We’re grateful to have the Palladium’s visionaries here with us tonight. Their leadership and dedication has made the Palladium a reality. This is truly a beautiful home for artistic expression. In the coming months and years, our neighbors and friends will begin to fill the Palladium, too. Many of these guests will be brand new to the world of arts, while others will be dedicated patrons eager to hear spectacular works performed live on the Palladium stage. It is a sensational season ahead. On Sunday afternoon, January 30, we’ll present the Palladium’s first concert of classical music, featuring a roster of truly world-class artists: the Lincoln Center Chamber Orchestra, the exciting young Miró Quartet, and the internationally renowned cellist Lynn Harrell. Of course, that’s only the beginning of things to come, now that the Palladium is open. We want you to experience it—and there’s no reason to make you wait. Tonight we celebrate! Sincerely,

Rollin M. Dick

Steven B. Libman

chairman, board of directors

president/ceo Artistic Director

Michael Feinstein


Leaders Across the Region Are Welcoming Indiana’s Newest Cultural Landmark.




welcome! After months of planning and hard work, it is now time to get all dressed up and celebrate the opening of the Palladium! It has been our honor to serve as co-chairs of the Palladium grand opening gala committee, and it is our distinct pleasure to welcome you tonight. We thank the hundreds of volunteers who have spent tireless hours planning and executing this event. We also thank all the patrons and corporations here tonight who purchased tables and invited friends and colleagues to join in the celebration of Indiana’s newest crown jewel. Without the generosity of our gala sponsors, this party could not have happened. Please join us in thanking St. Vincent Health, Falcone Automotive-SAAB, Krieg DeVault, Ruth’s Chris, Olinger and the Payne & Mencias Group at Merrill Lynch. What a night we have planned for you—a fantastic concert, starring Michael Feinstein, Dionne Warwick, Christ Botti, Neil Sedaka, Cheyenne Jackson and the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. Then, after dinner, kick off those four-inch heels, ladies, and loosen those ties, gentlemen, because it will be time to return to the Palladium for the Encore Celebration. No time for a nap. It’s time to get down and party until 2 AM. Once again, thank you for supporting the Palladium. We promise this will be an evening you will not soon forget! Sincerely,

Rosemary Waters

Jeryl Mitsch



grand opening gala committee

grand opening gala committee

Grand Opening Gala Committee Jim Austin, Frank Basile, Katrina Basile, Deborah Coons, Cheri Dick, Rollin Dick, Gary W. Frey, Douglas Haney, Nancy Heck, Amy Hendrix, Kelly Hindman, Stan Hurt, Mary Inchauste, David Jackson, Kyle Kruger, Keitha Libman, Steven Libman, Corey Mandaris, Janie Maurer, Eliz Meek, Mo Merhoff, Jeryl Mitsch, Larry Mitsch, Charlie Morgan, Gloria Novotney, Izabela Ozdemir, Davie Rantanen, Kara Riggle, Livia Russell, Doris Anne Sadler, Jim Shook, Doreen Squire Ficara, Micki Stersman, David Stirsman, Stephen Taylor, Dawn Terhorst, Christi Thompson, Laura Varnau, Rosemary Waters

presented by


Grand Opening Gala starring

Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti, Neil Sedaka, Cheyenne Jackson, Dionne Warwick, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra & more

January 29, 2011 {first movement}

Cocktail Reception

{second movement} dionne warwick

michael feinstein

Gala Performance

5 – 6:30


7 – 8:30


Directed by Gordon Hunt Tom Ruzika, Lighting Designer Jill Gold, Production Stage Manager Duane Poole, Script Writer Sue Makkoo, Wardrobe Supervisor Welcome Speeches

James Brainard, Mayor, City of Carmel Rollin Dick, Chairman of the Board, The Center for the Performing Arts Steven B. Libman, President/CEO, The Center for the Performing Arts “March for Americans” Music by Ferde Grofe

Trumpet fanfare with color guard, Carmel Symphony Orchestra

Stars of the Evening

Selections Announced from the Stage

Michael Feinstein Cheyenne Jackson Chris Botti Dionne Warwick Neil Sedaka Indianapolis Children’s Choir

cheyenne jackson

{third movement}

Gala Dinner


9 – 10:30

encore celebration

chris botti

neil sedaka

carmel symphony orchestra and david bowden






saab valet-chalet sponsored by

cocktail reception sponsored by

encore celebration sponsored by

beverages provided by


Meet the Artists Grand Opening Gala

Gordon Hunt

January 29, 2011


Michael Feinstein Artistic Director

Michael Feinstein–the multi-platinum selling, five-time, Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook”–is considered one of the premiere interpreters of American Popular Song. His 150-plus shows a year have included Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the London Palladium and major concert halls, as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More than a mere performer, he is nationally recognized for his commitment to the American popular song, both celebrating its art and preserving its legacy for the next generation. Appointed Artistic Director of the Center for the Performing Arts in September, 2009, Mr. Feinstein will help to shape the organization by developing a wide-range of programming related to the Great American Songbook, the cornerstone of the Center’s artistic vision. He will also perform throughout the year in Carmel and serve as an ambassador for the Center across the country and around the world. In addition to his role as Artistic Director, The Feinstein Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook will have its permanent home at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. Given Feinstein’s own roots in the Midwest, the Foundation’s relocation to Carmel and his role as Artistic Director are something of a homecoming.

Gordon Hunt was nominated twice for the Directors Guild of America Award and won the award for "The Alan Brady Show" episode of "Mad About You." He has directed more than 50 episodes of other TV shows including "Frasier" and "Suddenly Susan." In theater, he has directed productions at the Hollywood Bowl and Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. He is the author of the best-selling theater book "How to Audition", and as a lyricist he won the MACC award for best new song of the year for "Errol Flynn", which he wrote with Amanda McBroom.

Tom Ruzika Lighting Designer

Tom Ruzika’s lighting designs have been seen on Broadway, in national tours, at major regional theatre, and for many national and international dance and opera companies. His entertainment lighting can be seen at theme parks in six different countries and his architectural lighting can be seen in prestigious hotels, casinos, restaurants, and retail centers across the nation and in multiple Asian and European countries.

Jill Gold Production Stage Manager

Jill Gold has stage managed over 100 Equity shows in Los Angeles, on tour, and in Europe. Other orchestral forays include the tour of "Not The Messiah" with Eric Idle, "Mame" and "Music Man" at the Hollywood Bowl, and "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Bourgeois Gentleman" with the Pasadena Symphony. Thanks to Gordon for letting her tag along on this one.

Duane Poole Script Writer

Duane Poole has written for numerous theatrical projects, including his adaptation of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” which had it’s world premiere this past December at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. He has created tribute evenings to Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, Stephen Sondheim, and Stephen Schwartz for the Pasadena Playhouse.

Chris Botti Special Guest

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD “When I Fall In Love,” Chris Botti has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 Jazz Albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum & Grammy Awards. In addition, over the past three decades, he has recorded and performed with the best in music; including Frank Sinatra, Sting, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. People Magazine voted Chris one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in 2004.

Neil Sedaka Special Guest

For over 50 years, Neil Sedaka has written, performed, produced, and inspired countless songs, and his canon of compositions will continue to stand the test of time. Sedaka recorded chart toppers “The Diary,” “Oh! Carol,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Calendar Girl,” “Little Devil,” “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen,” “Next Door To An Angel,” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” songs that have become a part of people's lives and can instantly take listeners back to special moments. His music became distinguished for a unique recording style involving multi-tracking his own voice to achieve a rich sound.

Dionne Warwick Special Guest

Dionne Warwick has, over an illustrious fourdecade career, established herself as an international musical legend. Her reputation as a hit maker has been firmly etched into public consciousness, thanks to nearly sixty charted hits since “Don’t Make Me Over” began its climb up the charts in December 1962. As a performer, she has charmed and entertained audiences on every continent, amassing a worldwide audience. Dionne Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968 (for the classic “Do You Know The Way to San Jose?”), and in so doing became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance.

Cheyenne Jackson Special Guest

Cheyenne Jackson is a multi-talented award winning stage, film, and television actor. He is currently appearing on NBC’s “30 Rock” as fresh faced Canadian Danny Baker, Fox’s hit TV series “Glee” as Dustin Goolsby, the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline, and will soon be seen on HBO’s final season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Upcoming 2011 films include the indie “Smile,” and “The Green” opposite Julia Ormond and Illeana Douglas. Cheyenne is an international ambassador for amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) and he serves as national ambassador for HMI The Hetrick-Martin Institute.

Carmel Symphony Orchestra Founded in 1975 as a community orchestra, the CSO has grown into a full arts organization with an 85-member orchestra, a professional administrative and artistic staff, and a talented and dedicated governing board. Under the direction of David Bowden, the CSO has earned a regional reputation for excellence in artistry and community service.

Indianapolis Children’s Choir The 2010-2011 season is ICC’s 25th anniversary season, marking a quarter century of great work with remarkable kids and families. The staff, singers and families of the ICC share a commitment to the highest quality of music making and true artistic excellence. Founded in 1986 by Artistic Director, Henry Leck, the ICC has, for most of its history, been in residence on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis.

classics series Sponsored by


Meet the Artists

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center


The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of twelve constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Along with other constituents such as the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall.

Lynn Harrell

Current artistic directors cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. David Finckel and Wu Han are joined by pianist Inon Barnatan, cellist Andreas Brantelid, violist Mark Holloway and violinist Arnaud Sussmann. The talent, energy, imagination and dedication they bring to their multifaceted endeavors as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators and cultural entrepreneurs, go unmatched.

Mr. Harrell is a frequent guest of many leading orchestras including Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and the National Symphony, and in Europe the orchestras of London, Munich, Berlin, Tonhalle and Israel. He has also toured extensively to Australia and New Zealand as well as the Far East, including Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Miró Quartet

OPUS 3 ARTISTS presents

Hailed by The New York Times as possessing “explosive vigor and technical finesse,” the dynamic Miró Quartet, one of America's highest-profile chamber groups enjoys its place at the top of the international chamber music scene.

Rhapsody in Blue for Piano, Four Hands GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898 – 1937)

arr. Henry Levine (1924)

Barnatan, Wu Han

Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory, recent Miró Quartet seasons have included concerts in some of the world's most important concert venues, such as Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonic's Kammermusiksaal, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Italy’s Festival Internazionale Quartetto d'Archi Reggio Emilia, the Dresden Music Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Palacio Real de Madrid. The ensemble includes violinist Daniel Ching, violinist Sandy Yamamoto, violist John Largess and cellist Joshua Gindele.

Quartet in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 25 JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)

Allegro Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo – Trio: Animato Rondo alla zingarese: Presto

Wu Han, Sussmann, Holloway, Brantelid

Cello Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956 FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797 – 1828)

Allegro ma non troppo Adagio Scherzo: Presto; Trio: Andante sostenuto Allegretto

The Miró Quartet is named for the Spanish artist Joan Miró, whose surrealist works —with subject matter drawn from the realm of memory and imaginative fantasy—are some of the most original of the 20th century.

Miró Quartet, Harrell

Miró quartet

lynn harrell

Lynn Harrell’s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists.

Highlights from an extensive discography of more than 30 recordings include the complete Bach Cello Suites (London/Decca), the worldpremiere recording of Victor Herbert’s “Cello Concerto No. 1” with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields led by Marriner (London/Decca), the “Walton Concerto” with Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (EMI), and the “Donald Erb Concerto” with Slatkin and the Saint Louis Symphony (New World). Mr. Harrell plays a 1720 Montagnana. He makes his home in Santa Monica, CA.



The Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting took place in the concert hall of the Palladium. This ceremonial dedication of the building opened the facility to the public. The Honorable James Brainard, Mayor of Carmel, and the Carmel Brass participated in the ribbon cutting. SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

A Gala Week. A Landmark Celebration. presented by

It’s only been a week since the Palladium doors opened, but what a week! Before we slipped into our gowns and tucked in our shirts for tonight’s gala, the Palladium celebration was already in fullswing. Here’s a look at how our grand opening celebration welcomed its first guests.

Community Day opened the entire facility to the public. The hall was filled with music and dance as performers from across central Indiana “Took Center Stage” and entertained guests. Community Day sponsored by


The Open House welcomed the public for tours of the building and performances on the main stage. Performances throughout the day included performing groups from around the state. sponsored by


The Palladium Grand Opening Gala includes a cocktail party; a concert starring Michael Feinstein, Dionne Warwick, Chris Botti, Neil Sedaka, Cheyenne Jackson and the Carmel Symphony Orchestra; an elegant dinner dance; and a late night party featuring different music clubs and dancing on the main stage. Sponsored by

Special thanks to our volunteer leadership! SPONSORED BY


The inaugural Classical Concert features the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, one of the country’s leading repertory companies for chamber music, and the internationally renowned Miró Quartet with Lynn Harrell, one of the world's finest cellists.

La Rotonda–Vicenza, Italy


Built For Greatness

Master architect David M. Schwarz discusses the Palladium's design and cultural significance.

david m. schwarz

A great architect is one who can master all the intricate details without losing sight of the big picture. Carmel’s Mayor Jim Brainard saw these qualities, as well as an impressive concert hall portfolio, when he selected David M. Schwarz and his namesake architecture and planning firm to orchestrate the design of the city’s newest cultural icon, the Palladium. We recently talked to Mr. Schwarz about the triumphs and challenges in designing this beautiful, acoustically perfect, 154,000square-foot concert hall. What was the design inspiration for the Palladium?

In trying to decide how to build the Palladium, we spent a lot of time considering Carmel and its past as well as the history of the performing arts. Venetian architect Andrea Palladio built the first truly modern theater in Vicenza, Italy around the year 1500. A true master of his craft, Palladio also designed the Villa Capra “La Rotonda” in Vicenza, which is one of my favorite buildings in the world. Therefore, we felt Palladio was a good place to start when looking for inspiration. A building with four very beautiful façades, “La Rotonda” embodies a unique classicism style modeled after the Roman Pantheon. When I learned it was important for Carmel’s Palladium to be visually stunning on all four sides to honor each location it faced, I was excited to use Palladio’s work as my muse.

one is the audience chamber (balconies and terraces) and two are the box seating areas, one on each side of the room. In essence, we made the internal and external geometries match so that visitors found themselves in a building generated by a single mind to a common purpose. I also believe the oculus, or circular window, that lets natural light inside the concert hall is a delightful addition to the overall room experience. The oculus lets visitors witness the Earth’s lightchanging beauty, from clouds passing by to beautiful sunsets. How do you hope the audience will experience the design of the hall?

We want the people who use the building to experience the specialness of being alive and being human. Buildings, in general, are very much a frame of memory for people. When people have wonderful experiences, they frequently recall the space in which it happened. My team and I found ourselves really interested in the concept of frames for memory after we started building ball parks. After all, a ballpark is a place where a father takes his son and creates an experience out of normal, everyday life. When people come together to see a performance, whether it’s baseball or a symphony, it becomes a special moment. Thus, we believe the buildings that house those moments create beautiful frames of memory. Lastly, what do you hope the hall will be known for?

Our hope is that people will view the hall as greatness. The greatness of the performances it houses and the greatness of human endeavor it represents—all that we can and should be, and all that we can and should contribute. I believe Carmel has a real understanding of the human spirit, and the Palladium will become a symbol of that spirit, giving citizens a sense of encouragement that will move them into the future.

What are some of the key highlights of the design?

About David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc.

It was very important for us to design a concert hall that was different from any room we had ever designed before—and really different from any room in existence. Because the building’s exterior is such a rigorous and aggressive geometry, we wanted to apply a similar attitude on the inside.

Established in 1976, David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc. is an architecture and planning firm based in Washington D.C., with a second office in Fort Worth, Texas. The company designs cultural, institutional, commercial, sports, educational, mixed use, and residential projects throughout the United States. Its featured work includes: The Ballpark in Arlington, The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, Cook

The center of the room is a square held up by four very large octagonal columns, which create the court for the activity, if you will. Off the square are four alcoves: one is the stage,

Children’s Medical Center, Yale Environmental Science Center, Southlake Town Square, American Airlines Center, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.


A Landmark for Listening

Artec, a New York-based global leader in the design and planning of innovative performing arts facilities, was engaged in 2000 to advise the City of Carmel as they embarked on the process of planning for the Palladium and the other performing arts venues that make up the Center for the Performing Arts. The group was responsible for the auditorium acoustics, functional and theater planning, specialized equipment systems and noise and vibration control. Achieving an optimal environment for acoustics is very much a design art – albeit one with many scientific tools to support the work of the designers. In a concert hall, practically every aspect of the design of the building, from the basic shape of the key spaces, to the distribution of audience members, plays a role in the shaping of the visual and acoustic experience of the audience and the artists. “At the core of our work at Artec,” says Ed Arenius, an Artec Partner closely involved in the project, “is the definition of the performance

area for the musicians, and the one-on-one relationship between the artists and each audience member. From the outset, we apply all of our experience with the way artists use these spaces and the conditions they need to be able to perform optimally. It is essential to the quality of the performance." One unique acoustic feature of the Palladium is the glass canopy that floats above the stage and audience areas of the hall. Made up of dozens of adjustable glass panels divided into four independently motorized sections, this stateof-the-art, computer-operated architectural canopy serves a critical role in the way the sound is directed to the audience, depending on the size of the ensemble performing. “It’s about intimacy and strength of sound,” says Damian Doria, another Artec partner. “The adjustable acoustics system will ensure that different types of ensembles will all be able to be enjoyed in an equally high quality environment.” Given the wide range of constituents that will be served by the Center, the ability for the operators to offer such a high quality experience for each and every performance type has been a key part of Artec’s response to the goals set for the project by the City. For 40 years, Artec has played a key role in the development of great performing arts venues and their work at the Center for the Performing Arts with David M. Schwartz will put Indiana on the cultural map for world-class listening experiences.

building FACTS Andrea Palladio’s Villa Rotunda in Vicenza, Italy was the inspiration behind the Palladium. Palladio’s designs were the inspiration behind countless buildings in both Europe and North America. The White House, The Supreme Court, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello are examples of Palladio’s influence.


The Photo Op of a Lifetime As a member of Shiel Sexton's team, Douglas Adams had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the building of the Palladium. Inspired by the Hall's magnificent architecture, Adams documented the many phases of the construction process, from the first shovel of dirt to completion. Says Adams: "My photography is inspired by beautiful architecture, construction, and natural landscapes. I am humbled when I capture an image that not only holds my interest but that of others."

Revved Up For The Inaugural Season Falcone Automotive-SAAB is proud to be the official vehicle sponsor of the Palladium Grand Opening. Conveniently located at 1930 W. 16th Street in Indianapolis, Falcone Saab is the place to go for a great deal on the 2011 line of Saab vehicles. The Falcone Promise ensures not only will you get the Saab you want, you'll enjoy the highest level of customer service.

building FACTS The Palladium includes a Green Room, a Guest Conductor's Suite and an Artist's Reception Room. There are 3 dressing rooms for performers with private showers and 2 large changing rooms.


Meet Our President/ CEO Steven B. Libman is the President/CEO of the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. He began his full time duties in mid-September, 2009, after relocating from San Diego, California where he served as Managing Director for the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse from 2005-2008. Libman’s career in performing arts spans more than 30 years of executive leadership in the theatre, dance and presenting disciplines. While at the La Jolla Playhouse, Libman grew the budget to $15 million, successfully transferred productions to Broadway and supervised a staff of 100 full-time and over 125 part-time staff. The Playhouse annually produces six to eight plays with more than 300 performances. During his three-year tenure, he led the fundraising efforts which brought in more than $12 million in annual support. From 1991-2004, he served as the Managing Director for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Libman raised in excess of $50 million and produced more than 20 original ballets, including groundbreaking works set to the music of Pete Seeger, Sting, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Brown, Stanley Turrentine and Gunther Schuller. Previous professional experience includes the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island. Libman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts Management from Rhode Island College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He also received the 2000 Alumni Honor Roll Award from Rhode Island College in recognition of his achievements within the arts. He serves on the national advisory panel for the Graduate Arts Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University. Libman has also been a panelist for the Heinz Endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of several speeches and published articles on arts management.


Volunteers Get In The Act Programming at the Center for the Performing Arts could not happen without the hundreds of volunteers that have stepped up to serve. Starting with the gala planning committee a year ago to October’s usher training sessions, volunteers have taken the lead in making the Palladium soar with enthusiasm. Tonight, as you enter the hall, be sure to applaud the volunteers that are making this gala memorable. And in the days, weeks and years to come let us remember to thank and cherish the volunteers. left: Last August, gala planning volunteers gathered at the Indiana Design Center for a preview of tonight’s dinner and décor. Thanks to the many volunteers that have helped guide planning.

building FACTS During the course of construction… Nearly 40,000 cubic yards of dirt were removed. Approximately 6,750 cubic yards of concrete were used. Approximately 6,000 pieces of steel were used (275 truckloads). Nearly 15,000 pieces of Indiana limestone were used.

Special thanks to our volunteer leadership! SPONSORED BY


the Great American Songbook Collection at the Palladium In the summer of 2008, Michael Feinstein decided to offer his unique collection—his everexpanding sound archive, memorabilia, sheet music, and manuscripts—to form the basis of the Michael Feinstein Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook. As part of its mission, the Foundation is committed to physically preserving the various historical records related to the Great American Songbook, both recorded and written, by collecting, cataloging and displaying this irreplaceable and entertaining part of American history. The "Great American Songbook,” sometimes referred to as “American Standards,” is the uniquely American collection of music, lyrics, culture, and history, of Broadway and other musical theatre, Hollywood musicals, and Tin Pan Alley from the 1920s to 1960. Familiar composers include George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and Richard Rodgers. Singers include Frank Sinatra, Al Jolson, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme and so many others.


Tuning the hall! On November 10, the Center launched a threemonth rehearsal phase. These “tuning concerts” provided a span of time to adjust–and perfect– the sound canopy and the hall’s acoustics. The Center enlisted a diverse range of music ensembles in Central Indiana to help with the task, but it was Mayor Jim Brainard and Michael Feinstein who took the stage that memorable first evening. It seemed only fitting that these two visionary leaders perform the first notes on the Palladium’s stage.

building FACTS The Palladium has three entrances to accommodate patrons entering from different locations. There are 32 staircases in the building, including 2 grand staircases allowing patron movement between floors. There are 3 passenger elevators plus a freight elevator. There are 24 restrooms located throughout the building.


Dedicated January 22, 2011 city of Carmel

City Council Members 2004-2010

Mayor James Brainard

Ronald E. Carter Fred Glaser Joe C. Griffiths Kevin Kirby Brian Mayo Mark Rattermann Rick Sharp John Acceturo Kevin Rider Eric Seidensticker Luci Snyder

Carmel Redevelopment Commission as of december 31, 2010

Ronald Carter, President William R. Hammer, Vice President Carolyn E. Anker, Secretary Jeff W. Worrell, Commissioner Gregory W. Phillips, Commissioner Les. S. Olds, AIA, Executive Director Karl P. Haas, Attorney

Architects and Engineers David M. Schwarz Architects, Design Architect CSO Architects, Architect of Record Artec Consultants, Inc., Theater Planner & Acoustical Consultants Lynch, Harrison & Brumleve, Inc., Structural Engineer L’Acquis Consulting Engineers, MEP Engineers Shiel Sexton, Construction Manager

carmel redevelopment commission Commissioners 2004-2010 Edmund Burke Robert Battreall Ronald E. Carter William R. Hammer Tim Marshall Rick Sharp Jerry Heniser Jeff W. Worrell Carolyn E. Anker Thomas Crowley Stephen Backer Gregory W. Phillips

The Center for the Performing Arts Founding Members of the Board of directors Rollin M. Dick, Chairman Steven B. Libman, President/CEO D. Eric Stovall, Treasurer Rosemary A. Waters, Secretary Frank M. Basile AJ Correale Donald S. Gottwald Douglas C. Haney, Esq. Nancy S. Heck Robert J. Hicks Stan C. Hurt Todd J. Maurer Jeffrey C. McDermott Ersal Ozdemir Eric S. Payne Steve A. Pittman D. Eric Stovall John T. Thompson W. Michael Wells Ian G. Worden



Board of Directors


Rollin M. Dick, Chairman Steven B. Libman, President/CEO D. Eric Stovall, Treasurer Rosemary A. Waters, Secretary Frank M. Basile AJ Correale Donald S. Gottwald Douglas C. Haney, Esq. Nancy S. Heck Robert J. Hicks Stan C. Hurt Todd J. Maurer Jeffrey C. McDermott Ersal Ozdemir Eric S. Payne Steve A. Pittman D. Eric Stovall John T. Thompson W. Michael Wells Ian G. Worden

Steven B. Libman Michael Feinstein President/CEO Artistic Director

EXECUTIVE David Anderson, Director of Marketing Mike Anderson, Director of Building Operations Jim Austin, Executive Producer–Grand Opening Carol U. Baker, Director of Education and Outreach Jeremy Hatch, Director of Development Carol Killworth, Executive Assistant to Steven Libman Lisa Kipper, Controller Kyle Lemoi, Director of Production Douglas Tatum, General Manager

COMMUNICATIONS John R. Hughey, Public Relations Manager

DEVELOPMENT Emily M. Lovison, Corporate & Individual Gift Officer Heather Mourer, Donor Relations Officer

GRAND OPENING Deb Coons, Associate Producer Laura Varnau, Assistant Producer

FOOD, BEVERAGE AND EVENTS Iris Dillon, Events Manager Jason Luke, Beverage Concessions Manager

MARKETING & PATRON SERVICES Anne O'Brien, Sales & Marketing Manager Brian Seitz, Patron Services Manager Patron Services Representatives: Kenneth Abernathy, Sarah Berggren, Will Cath, Elizabeth Halajian, Ella Hereth, Molly McKenna, John Moskal, Sheryl Mullins, Greg Perdue, Emily Pursel

PRODUCTION Sarah Kattau, Lighting Technician Robert Oyler, Theatrical Systems Manager Jeff Steeg, Audio Technician Artist Concierges: Maggie Arcoleo, Ellen Kingston

VENUE MANAGEMENT Front-of-house managers: Lee Davis and Maria Souza Security: ESG Security, Inc. Building Maintenance: Marquis Commercial Services

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations who have contributed to the Center for the Performing Arts during our construction and opening. This list reflects gifts received through December 31, 2010. For more information, please contact the Development Office at 317.660.3375. NAMED & CAPITAL GIFTS Jim Ackerman Family Frank & Katrina Basile Duke Energy Foundation The Pedcor Companies PNC Foundation


The Palladium Society ($50,000+) Carmel Arts Council Carmel Redevelopment Commission City of Carmel Rollin & Cheri Dick Hamilton County Convention & Visitors Bureau St. Vincent Health Anonymous

The Palladium Society ($25,000-$49,999) Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Campbell Kyle Proffitt Coca-Cola Zero Conour Devereux Hammond Delta Faucet Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP Firestone Diversified Products, LLC The Payne & Mencias Group at Merrill Lynch Printing Partners Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP James B. & Joyce Winner Anonymous

The Palladium Society ($10,000-$24,999) Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr.

Bruce Buchanan & Mrs. Thomas J. Buck and The Buck Group & Mrs. Mike Smith & Mrs. Paul Douglas Wilson

Acorn Distributors Dr. Karen Bisesi, Specializing in Chiropractic Care for the Performing Artist CENTA: Center for Ear Nose Throat & Allergy The Glass Chimney* HP Products Irving Materials, Inc. Mitchell’s Fish Market The National Bank of Indianapolis Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel The Residences at Carmel City Center*

Thrifty Car Rental Van Ausdall & Farrar

Artistic Director’s Circle ($5,000-$9,999) Frank & Katrina Basile Mr. & Mrs. AJ Correale Mr. & Mrs. William Dobbs and The Dobbs Group Mr. & Mrs. Don and Pam Gottwald Mr. & Mrs. Douglas C. Haney, Esq. Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Hicks, Esq. Mr. & Mrs. Stan C. Hurt Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey C. McDermott, Esq. Mr. & Mrs. Ersal Ozdemir Mr. & Mrs. Eric Payne SePro Software Engineering Professionals Mr. & Mrs. Eric Stovall Rosemary & Paxton Waters Mr. & Mrs. Ian Worden

Maestro’s Circle ($2,500-$4,999) JR Clancy Mr. & Mrs. J. Richard Kiefer

Patron’s Circle ($1,000-$2,499) Dr. & Mrs. James Anderson Jack & Ila Badger Eloise L. Bowers Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Molly Cooke Mr. Monty G. Degenhardt Jack & Mimi Frank Ms. Cheryl J. Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Barton L. Kaufman Mr. & Mrs. Dimitrios Koukoulomatis Rich & Joan Locke Dr. & Mrs. William K. McGarvey Mr. & Mrs. Owen B. Melton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Harold Miller Mr. Rick Moyer & Mrs. Cathy Rooney Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. John Schuler Dr. Pamela Steed Mr. John F. Sullivan, Jr. & Ms. Deborah L. Staples Mr. & Mrs. James Titak Ms. Gloria Webb Mr. & Mrs. James & Karen Weddell Dr. Christine Bishop and Hank Wong

Performer’s Level ($200-$499) Ms. Waneta Dunkerly Mrs. Mark E. Fisher Mr. Jeremy Hatch The Legacy Fund, a CICF Affiliate Mickey’s Camp Mr. Michael Parejko Mr. Dane Starbuck Mr. Donald K. Taylor

45 MEMORIAL GIFTS In memory of Thomas W. Bowers Eloise L. Bowers

PALLADIUM GRAND OPENING SPONSORS Dodd Technologies, Inc. Falcone SAAB Indiana Blood Center Krieg DeVault LLP Monarch Beverage/Coors Light Olinger Distributing* The Payne & Mencias Group at Merrill Lynch Ruth’s Chris Steak House* St. Vincent Health Vectren Corporation Wells Fargo Advisors

Founders Tables Shiel Sexton Wallack Somers & Haas

Corporate Tables American Structurepoint, Inc Aprimo Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bingham McHale LLP Brown & Brown Browning Investments

Buckingham Companies Business Furniture Campbell Kyle Proffitt Community Health Network Conour Devereux Hammond Cripe Architects + Engineers CSO Architects Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP ERMCO Firestone Diversified Products, LLC The Indianapolis Star London Witte Group LLC Lucas Oil Products The Payne & Mencias Group at Merrill Lynch The Pedcor Companies Oppenheimer and Company Mr. Philip Quinet Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP H.J. Umbaugh and Associates Wallington Asset Management WTHR

special thanks Willem Brans Terrence Flannery Kahn's Catering *denotes in-kind contributors


One Work Of Art Deserves Another Nationally acclaimed Indiana artist Forrest Formsma drew upon the Palladium's architectural grandeur as well as the richness of its interior colors and textures in creating a portrait of the Hall in celebration of the Grand Opening at the Center for the Performing Arts. The juxtaposition of sight and sound mixed with the grandeur of the structure provided the inspiration behind the commissioned work in celebration of the Center’s Grand Opening. Upon his first encounter to the now completed Palladium, nationally acclaimed Indiana artist Forrest Formsma was moved by the Palladium’s exterior architectural grandness as well as interior colors and textures. “The Palladium,” the abstract impressionistic interpolation of the Palladium façade is a reflection of what one might see and feel when listening to music in this grand hall. The colors of green and light blue represent sound pouring out of the building with a “sound wave” of energy in pink streaking across its foundation. “Cropped to the left, the subject is positioned in anticipation of what’s to come as well as allow a place of rest to the right.” Formsma continued saying, “Just like jazz musicians and composers play with musical notes until the music feels right, I like to play with brush and color as my tools. This piece represents what I hear, see and feel when I reflect on this grand structure.” Forrest Formsma’s style ranges from varying degrees of realism to abstraction. Relying on intuition and emotion, he uses rich color and texture to capture energy in his oil paintings. His studio can be found in South Broad Ripple in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Resident Companies


at the Center for the Performing Arts Actors Theatre of Indiana (1) Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre (2) Carmel Repertory Theatre (3) Carmel Symphony Orchestra (4) Central Indiana Dance Ensemble (5) Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre (6) Indiana Wind Symphony (7)


building FACTS For optimum sound conditions‌ The Palladium houses a special acoustic canopy made up of space framing and large, thick shapes of glass. 1


12'' thick fully grouted masonry walls surround the Main Hall. 2.5'' thick acoustic doors are located throughout the Main Hall. Plaster is up to 2.5'' thick throughout the Main Hall.





Three Is The Magic Number! The opening of the Studio Theater and Tarkington Theater later in 2011 will give the Center for the Performing Arts three leading edge venues for people to celebrate great art together. The Center’s mission is nothing less than to become a haven for theater, dance and musical groups from across the region and around the world.

a landmark for listening. a concert hall for all.

The Palladium Grand Opening Commemorative Program  

The Center for thePerforming Arts in Carmel, Indiana opens the world-class concert hall, the Palladium.

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