Since its official opening on June 10th, the Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center has been receiving rave reviews within the community. Recently, that acclaim has extended far beyond the community as word spreads about the building’s unique evolution from an old steam plant to a state-of-the-art, sustainable Campus Center. Most notably, the Boston Globe featured the Rachel Carson Center in an article that celebrated the building’s innovative design and its commitment to sustainability.
“When the Middlesex School in Concord decided to become more energy efficient and convert from oil to natural gas, the 100-year-old steam plant building became obsolete,” writes Globe reporter Jennifer Fenn Lefferts. “But it turns out the massive structure and construction type, once appropriate to house large boilers, had ideal acoustics for music. So rather than tear it down, school officials and planners redesigned the building around the old smoke stack and turned it into a new focal point on campus as the Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center.”
We cannot wait for our students to return to campus in September and experience our spectacular new facility. We hope you will visit campus and see the building for yourself; in the meantime, please enjoy this clip of alumni vocalists opening the Danoff Recital Hall with a beautiful rendition of Jerusalem: