The REACH multi-year project includes HARMAN installed audio, lighting and control systems across interior and outdoor spaces; Opening Festival to feature two weeks of activities and multi-genre performances
HARMAN is proud to celebrate the grand opening of The REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The opening of The REACH marks the first new construction at The Kennedy Center since its opening in 1971, and is comprised of three contiguous pavilions creating 72,000 square feet of interior space, 4.6 acres of green space and gardens, and a pedestrian bridge over Rock Creek Parkway that connects the Kennedy Center to Washington, DC's other memorials.
The Kennedy Center describes The REACH as "a home for non-traditional programming with an emphasis on active participation and access. The open, informal spaces of the new expansion draw visitors directly into the creative process and inspire new connections and collaborations between creators of multiple genres and disciplines."
"We are very proud of our decades-old relationship with The Kennedy Center that has helped the world's most celebrated artists deliver incredible performances through our audio products," said Dinesh Paliwal, President and CEO of HARMAN. "Congratulations to President Deborah Rutter, the Board of Trustees and the Kennedy Center staff for reaching a new milestone in their pivotal role of showcasing the very best of the performing arts, across the nation and around the world."
As the official "Sound of the Kennedy Center", HARMAN provided JBL Professional loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers, Soundcraft mixers, Martin lighting and AMX control system products to ensure patrons enjoy the highest quality multimedia experiences at The REACH. HARMAN is also providing sound reinforcement during its two-week Opening Festival program, which will include performers such as Arrested Development, De La Soul, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera and Thievery Corporation, as well as film screenings, guest speakers and much more.
The REACH Opening Festival is from September 7th through the 22nd. For more information, visit: https://cms.kennedy-center.org/festivals/reach.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
About The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is America’s living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, attracting millions of visitors each year to more than 2,000 performances, events, and exhibits. With its artistic affiliates, the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera, the nation’s busiest performing arts center is dedicated to providing world-class art, powerful education, and outstanding memorial experiences to the broadest possible constituency. Across all its offerings, the Kennedy Center is committed to increasing accessible, inclusive opportunities for all people to participate in, and learn through the arts, including more than 400 free performances each year and a variety of Specially Priced Ticket programs for students, seniors, persons with disabilities, and others. To learn more about the Kennedy Center, please visit www.kennedy-center.org.