Thanks to a gift of $20 million from alumni Barbara and Wally Weitz and family, Carleton College will add a music performance commons to the Weitz Center for Creativity.
The planned addition includes:
• a 400-seat performance hall (replacing the existing Concert Hall)
• rehearsal spaces for individuals and small ensembles
• offices and studios for faculty
• two lounges for pre- and post-concert gathering
“I'm thrilled that Carleton's music department will have new facilities that match the excellence of the curriculum and faculty, as well as the music-making and music-appreciating opportunities on campus,” Roger Weitz said in a press release. “Music is an integral part of the lives of so many Carleton students, both music majors and non-music majors alike. I hope these new facilities will help add to the number of both.”
A public groundbreaking ceremony takes place Friday, May 13. For more information, visit the Carleton College website.