LAS VEGAS : USA - NV

*Location:

   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
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]  or  Bing Maps
As of August 2010, available Bing photos predate the groundbreaking and current construction.
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Smith Center for the Performing Arts
   241 West Charleston Blvd., Suite 211
   Las Vegas, NV  89102
   T: (702)614-0109
   E: info /@/ thesmithcenter.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   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.

*Technical data:

   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

*Links:

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.

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.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 11-Apr-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/03/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/03/28


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