Aesthetic appeal: Crescendo Acoustical Shell from Staging Concepts

The Crescendo bridges the gap between Staging Concepts’ Aria shell system designed for smaller performance venues and its fully customizable Bravado full-stage shell. Photo credit: Staging Concepts (Crescendo Acoustical Shell)

Staging Concepts, a provider of portable staging equipment for performance venues, has expanded its acoustical shell line with the addition of the Crescendo Acoustical Shell. 

The Crescendo is a portable and lightweight acoustic system designed to enhance the sound quality and visual appeal of performance spaces. A flexible system of portable towers and ceiling panels designed to blend and reflect sound energy toward audiences, the Crescendo bridges the gap between Staging Concepts’ Aria shell system designed for smaller performance venues and its fully customizable Bravado full-stage shell.
 
“Our new Crescendo product is ideal for budget-conscious facilities seeking solid acoustical performances in a durable shell with an aesthetic appeal,” said Cindy Albrecht, director of sales and marketing for Staging Concepts. “This system offers an attractive background to highlight performers while also reflecting sound energy to enhance the listening experience.”
 
The new shell tower is constructed with a lightweight aluminum alloy center frame and two pivoting wings for the attachment of the acoustically reflective panels. The Crescendo’s ceiling system supports 10-foot-radius ceiling panels, focusing on minimizing the rigging requirements by reducing weight and offering the customer a more cost-effective solution.
 
A variety of tower and ceiling panel finishes and lighting options are available. Towers can be constructed between 16-32 feet high with widths from 8-12 feet. Tower and ceiling panel finish options include painted, Formica-branded high-pressure laminate, low-pressure laminate and standard veneer offerings. Additionally, ceiling panels typically are supplied with integrated incandescent or LED lighting fixture options per the customer’s request.
 
The Crescendo system also is designed for easy setup and takedown to accommodate spaces that demand flexibility. It includes a wheeled mover to make transporting, positioning and storing towers simple. The tower bases nest together to minimize the storage area required.