New York, NY (July 21, 2006)–Scharff Weisberg recently supplied audio and lighting packages for the annual United Nations Day Concert in the General Assembly building. This year’s event was sponsored by the Japanese mission to the UN; it commemorated the UN’s 60th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Japan’s membership in the global organization.
The concert featured a 60-piece orchestra and four soloists from Asian Artists in Concert, a group founded in New York to foster young Asian musicians and singers. Its conductor, Atsushi Yamada, who also conducts the New York City Opera, asked Abe Jacob, resident sound consultant to the Opera, to aid in the event.
“It grew to be much bigger than it was intended to be,” noted Jacob. “But when I found out that Scharff Weisberg was providing the sound, it eased my mind.”
“The General Assembly is such a large, cavernous hall that typically doesn’t have an amplified source,” explained Scharff Weisberg event manager Andy Muller. “People in the hall are usually listening to sessions through multi-language headsets–they’re rarely listening to music. So we needed to provide a Meyer line array system to achieve the concert’s goals.”
Scharff Weisberg’s new director of audio, David Lynd, teamed with Abe Jacob to design the sound system for the concert ensuring a smooth installation and top-quality performance.
Scharff Weisberg’s audio complement consisted of a Meyer line array comprised of Mica speakers plus a Yamaha DM-2000 digital mixing console and an assortment of Neumann condenser mics.
“We were exceptionally pleased with the outcome,” Jacob reported. “The sound covered the room and the performers, and the sponsors were quite happy. In addition, Scharff Weisberg’s lighting made the General Assembly look spectacular with a minimum of time and equipment.”
Scharff Weisberg specializes in audio, video, lighting and post production technology for the corporate, social, arts and theater communities. For more information on Scharff Weisberg, call 718-610-1660 or visit their website at www.swinyc.com.