In response to the recent COVID 19 outbreak, and out of deep care and concern for our wonderful community, the Smith has made the difficult decision to close the theater effective Monday, March 15 through at least Sunday, April 12. All scheduled programming during that time is postponed, including Friday’s Town Pants concert. Please take care. We’ll miss you.

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SMITH HISTORY BLOG: The Acoustics of The Smith, an Audio Exploration

by Austin Jennings

Have you ever marveled at the unique and entrancing acoustics that grace the auditorium of the Smith Opera House? Would you like to learn about the history of those acoustics and how they exist in the way they do today? Then look no further than this audio exploration below. With discussions from our very own Kelly Walker (the voice of Morning Edition on WEOS, HWS Theatre Resident Sound Designer, and Smith Volunteer) and Terren Waranis (former Smith Technical Director), you will be guided through the mysteries of sound at the Smith!

Part I of the Audio Exploration can be found here. 

Part II of the Audio Exploration can be found here.

Special thanks of course goes to Kelly and Terren for sharing their time and audio equipment for this project.