Built in 2011, the Palladium concert hall at the Center for the Performing Arts features state-of-the-art acoustic technology housed in European Renaissance-style architecture. The 1,600-seat venue is home to the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and the annual Center Presents season of concerts and other performances from the worlds of classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and more.
Past performers have included Joshua Bell, Tony Bennett, the B-52s, the Chieftains, Harry Connick Jr., Chick Corea, Sheryl Crow, Renée Fleming, Merle Haggard, Herbie Hancock, B.B. King, Kronos Quartet, Lang, Loretta Lynn, Wynton Marsalis, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Itzhak Perlman, Pink Martini, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Russian National Ballet, Earl Scruggs, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Yo-Yo Ma and many more.
On the Palladium’s Gallery Level is the Great American Songbook Foundation and its Songbook Archives and Exhibit Gallery, with rotating installations of artifacts and images commemorating our nation’s rich legacy of timeless popular music.