Members of the community arrive at the newly renovated Ardrey Memorial Auditorium Sept. 15.
Ardrey Memorial Auditorium's lobby features new carpeting and lighting, and is home to artist Paula Rice's Planet Series, a nine-piece collection of clay sculptures.
Flame Man, a clay piece created by ceramic artist Paula Rice, resides in a mirrored niche in on the second floor of Ardrey. The artist designed the piece as a tribute to Sept. 11th first responders.
Community members purchased chairs and rows as part of the Take-A-Seat campaign to revamp the auditorium.
Guests arrive in the newly renovated auditorium that now features 1,340 wide, comfortable seats.
Ballet students joined the celebration to hold the ceremonial ribbon.
Liz Grobsmith, senior adviser to the president, cuts the ribbon at the grand re-opening gala concert.
A packed house enjoys a free concert performed by NAU's School of Music as part of Ardrey's grand re-opening event.
Liz George plays Toccata in D-minor on the Austin Organ, the largest instrument of its kind in Arizona.
The Elden Brass Quintet performs Dukas’ Fanfare from La Péri.
Pianists Juhee Park and Francisco Naranjo stand for applause after their performance.
The NAU Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven's Consecration of the House Overture.