Taylor and Boody announces a new contract, our long awaited opus 50, for the construction of an organ closely modeled after the great 1746 Zacharias Hildebrandt organ in the Wenzelskirche in Naumburg, Germany. The project will be the centerpiece of the 800 seat concert hall to be built as part of the new Constellation Center, a multiple venue cultural center. The building will be constructed on the site of the old Cambridge Gas Works, close to the Kendall Street/MIT Station.
Already more than five years in development, the Constellation Center project led by Glenn A. KnicKrem, will offer authentic performance spaces for early music, Baroque opera, classic American cinema and stage productions. Extensive research has been untaken to analyze the acoustical and architectural qualities of historic European performance spaces. The project has the backing of many of the early music performance organizations in the Boston area. The new concert venue is one of the many features of a revival plan for the area that includes corporate research facilities, shopping, parking and luxury hotels.