HARMAN International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, is bringing modern lighting and sound to The Palace Theatre in Stamford. The historic venue will receive state-of-the-art Martin® lighting and additional JBL® audio equipment, building on multi-year financial and in-kind donations that the company has made in the past.
“Most of our stage lighting currently consist of older technology incandescent fixtures – not the LEDs or moving lights required by most touring shows today,” said Michael Moran, Executive Director of The Palace. “We are incredibly grateful to HARMAN for their continued generosity and commitment to bring a new level of lighting and sound quality to our historic venue.”
Moran continued, “HARMAN has shown their philanthropic nature and unwavering support of the arts since our relationship with them began back in 2012. At the time, we were renting audio equipment for every performance. From our first meeting, HARMAN knew the impact they could make. They supplied the technicians needed to determine what products would be best suited to our venue.”
The Palace negotiated a five-year naming of the stage to be called The Harman Stage in exchange for HARMAN’s 2012 donation. Valued at nearly $700,000, the gift consisted of state-of-the-art JBL, Soundcraft and AKG equipment as well as funds to cover a rebranding initiative. Not only does the sound continue to attract new talent, it also enriches the audience experience and generates operational and energy efficiencies.
“HARMAN is very proud to continue our relationship with The Palace, which has become such a valuable and special cultural center for those of us in Stamford and beyond,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, president and CEO of HARMAN, which is headquartered in Stamford. “With more than 70 years of experience in premium professional and consumer audio, HARMAN is a company of musicians and audiophiles who are committed to enhancing experiences for those who make music and those who appreciate it – from the studio and stage to home and work to mobile, cars and also communities. We look forward to enjoying many more awesome performances at The Palace.”
The Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT. Tickets for all performances may be purchased on www.palacestamford.org or by calling the box office at 203-325-4466. For the latest news and updates, follow @ThePalaceTheatreStamford on Facebook and @PalaceStamford on Twitter.
Through its philanthropic HARMAN Inspired banner, HARMAN donates financial resources, in-kind equipment and volunteer hours towards music and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. In June 2018, the Company partnered with nonprofit Make Music Alliance for a third year, hosting 10 public HARMAN Inspired street studios around the world, including one with Make Music Stamford where Mayor Martin and HARMAN’s CEO and employees attended.
About The Palace Theatre
The 1,580-seat Palace Theatre is dedicated to performing arts of all genres – music, dance, theater and comedy. In addition to hosting world-renowned performers in each of those fields, The Palace partners with arts organizations like the Stamford Symphony and Connecticut Ballet for their performances. The theatre’s three floors encompass a deeper-than-typical Broadway-size stage, a café, a Learning Center, a theatre-long art gallery and a magnificent glass-walled promenade. The Palace’s mission is to Entertain, Educate and Enrich the diverse population of the region and foster a vibrant economic and social life for the community.
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 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.