Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Theater, New York, New York, USA
Rose Theater is New York Citys exciting
new performance venue at Jazz at Lincoln Centers new home,
Frederick P. Rose Hall. The center for jazz performance, recording
and education, opened in 2004, and is located at the heart of the
new Time-Warner Center complex, at Columbus Circle. Facilities within
also include the glass-walled
Allen Room; the more intimate, informal Dizzys Club Coca-Cola;
Ertegun Hall of Fame; fully equipped recording studios; classrooms;
The 1200-seat multi-use Rose Theater primarily
hosts jazz performances, but can also accommodate opera, dance,
theater, film and orchestral performances. The theater sits on rubber
isolation pads with a floating box-in-box construction,
that was planned and executed to minimize the noise from outside
and create an extremely quiet and intimate space.
Moveable towers allow the venue to accommodate
a wide range of performances by providing a changing element for
stage use and audience seating. In concert mode, the towers are
positioned behind and around the musicians. Alternatively, the towers
are moved into storage via an air caster system to easily clear
the stage area for scenery. In this way, fully staged chamber opera,
ballet, modern dance, and theater performances can be presented.
The towers can be turned to provide additional seating on, or around
the stage, or reversed to provide a reflective surface.
Artecs package of design and planning services included Auditorium
Design services for Rose Theater, which was further developed
in collaboration with JALC and Rafael
Viñoly Architects. Other services included Facility
Planning and the design and planning of Specialized
Performance Equipment Systems for all spaces, as well as Background Noise
and Vibration Control. Artec services were provided in joint
venture with Walter
Storyk Design Group under the name Sound of Jazz.