North Central College - Naperville, IL

A night to remember

A night to remember

The evening of September 30, 2008 brought the sounds of Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to the brand new, acoustically perfect Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center on the North Central College campus.

Students, faculty, alumni and community members all were dazzled by the beauty and the intimacy of the venue. The Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center ushers in a new era of excitement for North Central's reputable music and theatre programs.

The 605-seat concert hall was designed to host renowned performers such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The acoustics can be fine-tuned through the motorized extension and retraction of sound-absorbing curtains to fit any performance. Two massive sound chambers, one on each side of the stage and invisible to the audience, enhance the audio characteristics and allow sound to bounce off multiple planes, giving it a “running liveliness. The sound consultants for the project also designed acoustics for Millenium Park and Steppenwolf Theatre.