Video: Harman celebrates 20-year partnership with the Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center in Washington DC has been relying on Harman Professional solutions to provide sound and lighting for the 2,000+ events and performances that it produces every year.

The nation’s premier performing arts and cultural centre, which has now been using Harman products for 20 years, houses nine performance spaces, including four theatres, three concert stages, an opera house, and a concert hall. It is also the resident venue for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and the Washington National Opera (WNO).

Every venue in the Kennedy Center features JBL Professional speakers, Crown amplifiers, dbx signal processing, Soundcraft or Studer consoles, AKG microphones, and Martin lighting. To celebrate the 20-year partnership, Harman traveled to the facility to create the below video, which shows how a complete Harman Pro audio and lighting solution enables the Kennedy Center to produce a variety of live performances across its nine venues.

“The partnership that we’ve had with Harman is 20 years old, and in those 20 years we have done extraordinary work together,” said Deborah Rutter, president, Kennedy Center. “We’ve been creative, Harman has been responsive, and together we have done things that we alone could never have done.”

Added Garth Ross, vice president, Community Engagement, Kennedy Center: “When the technology is at its best, you never think about it, you never see it. That allows culture to be culture and technology to just be the infrastructure that we know we need. And we’re grateful to be working with Harman because they’re a partner who can help us realise that vision.”