Smith Center for the Performing Arts
241 West Charleston Blvd., Suite 211
Las Vegas, NV 89102
E: info /@/ thesmithcenter.com
Local building codes were blamed for
preventing use of 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 was installed in 2010
with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
Auxiliary mechanisms: S2
Tower details not available
Year of latest technical information source is 2010
The Website of The Smith Center
say very little about the bells.
This interactive page has a green spot over the bell tower;
mouse over it to see a small popup with a brief description of the Carillon Tower;
click the tiny left photo in that popup to see a larger photo of the bells,
apparently taken during installation.
The carillon is NOT among the several venues available for rent.
A publicity article
about the bell tower of the Smith Center includes a brief slide show of the installation of the bells,
as well as a feeble excuse for why a traditional mechanical action was not installed.
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.