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Harman Marks 20 Years At The Kennedy Center

Performing arts and cultural center produces more than 2,000 annual events in nine performance spaces with JBL loudspeakers, Crown amps and more.

The Kennedy Center performing arts and cultural center houses nine performance spaces, including four theaters, 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). Each year, the Kennedy Center produces more than 2,000 events and performances.

In order to support a range of performances on a demanding schedule, the Kennedy Center relies on Harman Professional audio and lighting solutions for each event. Every venue in the Kennedy Center features JBL Professional loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers, dbx signal processing, Soundcraft or Studer consoles, AKG microphones, and Martin lighting.

To celebrate the 20-year partnership between Harman and The Kennedy Center, Harman traveled to the facility to create a video, which shows how Harman Professional audio and lighting solutions give event producers impressive artistic license to achieve their vision.

“The partnership that we’ve had with Harman is 20 years old, and in those 20 years, we have done extraordinary work together. We’ve been creative, Harman has been responsive. And together we have done things that we alone could never have done,” says Deborah Rutter, president, 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 realize that vision.” Garth Ross, vice president, Community Engagement, Kennedy Center

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