The Wold turns 10
Doors opened at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center March 18, 2010, and local newspapers proclaimed "the beginning of a new era in performing arts at Lynn University."
星力注册送30元的捕鱼To celebrate the occasion, lead benefactor Elaine J. Wold hosted an ice cream social with self-guided tours highlighting the venue's state-of-the-art lighting and acoustic systems, versatile stage designed for dramatic productions, and chandeliers inspired by the Metropolitan Opera House.
星力注册送30元的捕鱼Designed by nationally acclaimed architect Herbert S. Newman, the Wold's elegant wooden curves reminded visitors of a violin. Guests described it as: "a work of art;" "acoustically perfect;" "world-class."
星力注册送30元的捕鱼For Mrs. Wold, it was a dream come true. "Our community now has a warm and inviting performance venue that transforms its cultural offerings while enhancing the programming at Lynn," she said.
There's a magic here. People come and say they can't believe it.Jon Robertson, dean, Conservatory of Music
星力注册送30元的捕鱼The center, which took approximately 18 months to build, provided a much-needed space for music and theater in south Palm Beach County. Before then, Lynn Conservatory of Music students had to borrow space for performances in high school auditoriums. Today, the Wold helps Lynn attract the best student musicians from around the world.
The new center also provided a proper home for "Florida's first lady of musical theater," Jan McArt. Her popular Live at Lynn now offers a wide variety of programs designed to entertain, educate and inspire.
星力注册送30元的捕鱼Describing the Wold, conservatory Dean Jon Robertson said, "There’s a magic here. People come and say they can’t believe it."
A decade of memorable moments
Lynn University raised the curtain on its new creative home, the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, with an inaugural season that featured more than 40 events, including a Lynn Philharmonia performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and a jazz series with a multimedia presentation of The Musical Golden Age of Jazz, Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley星力注册送30元的捕鱼. It was a fitting start to a decade of unforgettable moments in this remarkable cultural venue.
星力注册送30元的捕鱼To mark the 10th anniversary, we remember 10 favorites.