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Nazareth opens new arts center

A gala on Saturday, September 22, will mark the grand opening of Nazareth College's Jane and Laurence Glazer Music Performance Center. The $15.5 million facility will be the new home for the school's Department of Music, a space for both performance and rehearsals, serving one-fifth of Nazareth's student population.

The jewel of the new center is the Rose Marie and John Beston Hall, a state-of-the-art venue seating 550 people. The hall's sound is designed to cater to bigger instrumental ensembles in particular. According to Music Department Chair Mario Martinez, the superior acoustics will help performers hear one another better.