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Encyclopedia > Overture Center

Overture Center for the Arts is a performing arts center and art gallery in Madison, Wisconsin, which replaced the Civic Center. The center was commissioned by Jerome Frautschi, designed by Cesar Pelli, and built by J.H. Findorff and Son. Frautschi paid $205 million to construct the building, making it the largest private gift to the arts of its kind. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... There are several museums entitled the Museum of Contemporary Art. They include: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida, USA Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, California USA Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran Museum... A performing arts center, often abbreviated PAC, is a multi-use performance space that can be adapted for use by various types of the performing arts, including dance, music and theatre. ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... Pellis Petronas Twin Tower César Pelli (born October 12, 1926 in Tucumán, Argentina) is a noted architect known for designing some of the worlds tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. ...


The center first opened on September 19, 2004. is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Main entrance to Overture Center. The facade was originally part of Yost's Department Store.
Main entrance to Overture Center. The facade was originally part of Yost's Department Store.

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Venues

The building has 7 venues, in addition to numerous art galleries:


Overture Hall

The 2251-seat Overture Hall is the facility's largest theater space. Consisting of four levels of seats, it has a striking architectural style. The balconies are notable for their "continental-style" seating arrangement, where aisles other than those on the sides of seat rows are omitted in order to provide, according to designers, greater seat size. It also features a large, permanent organ by the German organ builder Klais. The Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison Opera, and Madison Ballet call this theater home. In addition to local Madison performing groups, a variety of touring performances have played in Overture Hall; comedian Jerry Seinfeld and musician Yo-Yo Ma are examples of the number of nationally famous names that have appeared here. Orgalbau Klais is a German firm that designs, builds and restores pipe organs. ... History and Achievements Madison Opera was born in 1961 as a child of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma Yo-Yo Ma (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (b. ...


Capitol Theater

During Overture construction, the Oscar Mayer Theater [originally built in 1928 as a movie theater] was restored, downsized, and re-christened the Capitol Theater. Done in muted teal and fuchsia, it holds approximately 1000 people in the main floor and balcony. Original to the theater is an organ built by Oshkosh's Barton Organ Company. Resident companies include the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and CTM Madison Family Theatre, although some traveling shows [usually concerts] occasionally perform there. Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Oshkosh, Wisconsin City hall Downtown Oshkosh at U.S. Route 45 Oshkosh Public Museum Mouth of the Fox River into Lake Winnebago. ... In 1918, The Bartola Musical Instrument Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States was formed by Dan Barton who came from Amherst, Wisconsin. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


The theater's inaugural performance upon reopening took place on November 4, 2005. is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Playhouse

This smaller, intimate performance space replaced the former Isthmus Playhouse. The Madison Repertory Theatre is its resident company.


Promenade Hall

This is a smaller room featuring bleachers in the walls which can convert it to a performance space. Kanopy Dance is its resident company.


Rotunda Stage

This room, located in the lower level, is used for the center's Kids in the Rotunda performances.[1] The only venue accessible to the public during regular hours, it features a bright, distinct color scheme of fuchsia walls and floors, as well as permanent audience riser seats. It is also a venue for banquets, meetings and other performances.


Wisconsin Studio & Rotunda Studio

These 2 venues are used mainly for rehearsals and meetings.


Visual Art Galleries

The center also features 4 visual art galleries. The Overture Galleries feature a variety of exhibits by local and state artists and organizations.


In addition, the center houses the James Watrous Gallery, which is operated by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. This gallery features larger exhibits and installations from regional artists.


Both galleries are open to the public.

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's glass icon
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's glass icon

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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

The center also houses the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, formerly known as the Madison Art Center. The museum features 2 large galleries as well as the smaller Henry Street Gallery. Other highlights include a rooftop terrace and restaurant, and enlarged museum store. A 3-story glass "icon" on the corner of State and Henry streets serves as the museum's main staircase, as well as its architectural landmark.


The final section of Overture to be completed, the museum opened on April 23, 2006. April 23 is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


See also

A Concert hall is a cultural building, which serves as performance venue, chiefly for classical instrumental music. ...

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AIArchitect, October 18, 2004 - Project Watch | Bravo for Madison’s Overture Center (582 words)
Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wis., celebrated the grand opening of its first phase with a September 23 festival featuring many of the city’s arts groups.
The Overture Center—designed by Cesar Pelli and Associates in collaboration with Potter Lawson, Flad and Associates, Theatre Projects Consultants, and Kirkegaard Associates—creates a home under one roof for nearly all of Madison’s civic arts organizations.
To meet the challenges of acoustically accommodating this wide variety of performance types, Overture Hall is designed to provide excellent supportive natural (unamplified) acoustics for symphony and opera, while extensive adjustable absorption in the audience chamber allows modest reduction of reverberation opera and dramatic reverberation reduction for amplified shows.
Center Of Attention - 1/8/2004 - Western Builder (770 words)
One of the challenges of the Overture Center project was to suspend a glass curtain wall without using large, visible support members.
The roof of the Overture Center had been pre-loaded to its final condition with Jersey barriers equal to the weight of all the glass.
The glass curtain wall of the Overture Center is transparently a new icon that makes arts activities a civic function, and opens the mass of a building to the public.
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