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Carleton to hold Community Open House on Weitz Center Music Addition

October 30, 2015

Carleton College announces a community open house on Tuesday, November 10 to share emerging plans for a new music performance commons addition to the Weitz Center for Creativity. The gathering will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Weitz Center in the Larson Meeting Room 236. The public is invited to attend and light refreshments will be served. 

The planned addition at the Weitz Center is being created to house the majority of the music program and create a new performance space of high acoustic quality to replace the existing Concert Hall. These facilities will support a broad range of curricular and co-curricular music and performance needs and will further integrate creativity across the disciplines as rehearsal spaces, the music resource library, and teaching studios are included in the project.

This is a chance for the community to learn more about the planning and comment on the architectural designs for the project. There will be no formal presentation; College planners will be available at stations around the room to provide additional information and field questions and thoughts from the community in an open house format. 

“The Weitz Center is a unique and beautiful facility,” says Joe Hargis, associate vice president for external relations. “It not only supports our educational mission, it is a community asset. Since its opening in 2011, community members have taken full advantage of the many free public events at the Weitz Center. The music addition will provide even more opportunities for our friends and neighbors to enjoy the rich array of programing and performances we offer.” 

Carleton will also have information available at the open house on planning for two other top-priority initiatives from Carleton’s strategic plan and facilities master plan: renovation of historic Scoville Hall and new and renovated facilities to support the sciences.

Renderings for the music addition will be posted in Carleton’s Sayles-Hill Campus Center on the second floor and on the Carleton Community Connections website after November 3. 

Community members will be able to submit written comments at the open house and via an online form at that web address as well. 

Please call the office of College Communications at 507-222-4309, for more information and disability accommodations.