Smith Center for the Performing Arts Symphony Park (was Union Park) South Grand Central Parkway at West Bonneville Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada, USA LL: N 36.169, W 115.152
Smith Center for the Performing Arts 241 West Charleston Blvd., Suite 211 Las Vegas, NV 89102 T: (702)614-0109 E: info /@/ thesmithcenter.com
Local building codes prevented use of a traditional keyboard. Also a 24" Verdin bell, cast on-site during the groundbreaking ceremony on 24-26 May 2009.
Electric-keyboard carillon of 46 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the middle octave Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: ---- / NONE There are two missing bass semitones The whole instrument will be installed in 2010 with bells made by Petit & Fritsen Year of latest technical information source is 2010
Photo of Smith Center under construction; scheduled to open late 2012.
The Design page of the Smith Center project has drawings of the planned bell tower.
An overview page reports that the bells will weigh 29,500 lbs, in 170-ft tower. An Architecture and Design page reports 46 bells, 4 octaves.
News article (May 2009) about the groundbreaking, with clickable photos of the casting process for the ceremonial bell.
News article (Mar.2010) about topping out the steel construction of 170-foot bell tower. (The number of bells is incorrectly stated, but their total weight is correct.)
News article about the groundbreaking, with architectural rendering of the building and its bell tower.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.
Index to all tower bell instruments in NV.
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