The under-construction Valley Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of Cal State Northridge, is moving toward completion, the Los Angeles Times points out. The $125 million, 1,700-seat music venue will be put to the test on November 1 when the Moscow Symphony pays a visit for an early performance. The fancy gala opening won't happen until January 29, with the first regular shows starting in February. The money to meet that $125 million price tag is not all there yet--private funding is still being raised, while state bonds paid for a big chunk of it. Designed by HGA Architects, the steel-framed, glass-paneled building is a first of its kind arts venue for the Valley. Along with the main performance hall, the center will have a 178-seat black box theater and a 230-seat lecture hall, and will mostly be used for educational purposes. The campus' radio station will also decamp for the new hall when it's all finished.
· Valley Performing Arts Center to Debut with Moscow State Symphony [LA Times]
· Valley Performing Arts Center [Official Site]