The University of Nebraska’a Acoustical Society of America (ASA) student group was very excited to receive a grant from the UNL Durham School to support a weekend trip for 17 members to visit the newly opened Kauffman Center in Kansas City for a performance and tour. This new performing arts facility, with acoustics designed by Nagata, opened just last fall. We procured some of the very last tickets for the Saturday, March 31 concert of Bronfman playing Mozart, many of which were located in the choral loft behind the orchestra. Here are some photos taken in the stunning new facility:
On Sunday morning after the concert, we participated in a joint tour of the Kauffman Center with the University of Kansas student group, organized by the amazing Bob Coffeen. Many thanks to Charlotte (our Kauffmann Center tour guide), Casey Cassias (BNIM), and Bill Whitman (W.L. Cassell & Associates), who led us on a fabulous 1.5 hour tour all around the facility, highlighting the engineering design of the facility.
Our sincere thanks to Bob Coffeen for giving us a tour the previous day, as well, of the Johnson County Community College Performing Arts Center – a facility that he designed. It was a fabulous weekend all in all (except for one not-so-wonderful burgling incident… but let’s not dwell on that!)