Artec's venues in the press in March
“The sound was robust and golden on the night I went.
Credit Artec Consultants Inc (the firm also retained as consultant for the new Montreal hall)”
- Arthur Kaptainis
The Gazette, Montreal, Canada / about Artec's Knight Concert Hall in Miami Florida
Knight Concert Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, Florida, USA
“Thursday was the first time the Vienna Philharmonic performed in Segerstrom Concert Hall, with its vaunted acoustics. It sounded wonderful. The orchestra has a unique and delicious sound, also a complex one. The complexity comes from the multiplicity and transparency of the overall sound. Each and every musician is heard not so much as part of a blend, but as individuals, because each has a little brightness and zing in tone that cut through. The result is never harsh, though, but airy and piquant, like a snow covered pine forest under clear blue skies.”
- Timothy Mangan
The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA / about Artec's Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in California
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, California, USA
In the Press
by Arthur Kaptainis | The Gazette | March 8, 2011
. . . Quite an opposite acoustic prevails downtown in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, part of the 2006 Adrienne Arsht Centre for the Performing Arts, which is said to be second only to Lincoln Centre among U.S. arts complexes in area. The angular exterior design (Cesar Pelli is the celebrity architect here) makes an impression only from a distance, and the interior of the concert hall (there is also an opera house) is a standard wood-and-fabric number, softened by some curves. Excerpts from Article
Classically Trained: Visiting L.A., Vienna orchestras give grand O.C. performances
by Bradley Zint | Daily Pilot | March 7, 2011
There are times when the orchestra's sound is so fine — indeed, flawless — that it takes the form of the otherworldly. That delicate sound just floats above the stage at the whim of the conductor's fingertips, its invisible ghostly resonance seemingly of a mysterious origin.
And as amazing as everything else can be, these rare moments of quiet orchestral perfection strike me hardest. They're moments I wish I could relive. Freeze-frame. Return at needed opportune times. Complete Article
Same music, different experiences at Cleveland Orchestra's two concerts in Miami
by Zachary Lewis | The Plain Dealer | January 30, 2011
MIAMI, FLA. – It's amazing, sometimes, how different the Cleveland Orchestra can sound playing the same music, and the group's performances here last weekend were a real case in point.
In many ways, in fact, the experiences Friday and Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, where the orchestra and music director Franz Welser-Most have begun their fifth annual residency, stood in sharp contrast to each other. Yet while both evenings hovered on a high artistic level, neither one alone achieved the ideal. . . Complete Article