Scharff Weisberg recently supplied lighting packages for the annual United Nations Day Concert in the General Assembly building. This year’s event was sponsored by the Japanese mission to the UN to commemorate the UN’s 60th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Japan’s membership in the global organization.
The concert featured a 60-piece orchestra and four soloists from Asian Artists in Concert, a group founded in New York to foster young Asian musicians and singers. Its conductor, Atsushi Yamada, who also conducts the New York City Opera, asked Abe Jacob, resident sound consultant to the Opera, to aid in the event.
“It grew to be much bigger than it was intended to be,” noted Jacob. “But when I found out that Scharff Weisberg was involved, it eased my mind. We were exceptionally pleased with the outcome,” Jacob continued. “Scharff Weisberg’s lighting made the General Assembly look spectacular with a minimum of time and equipment.”