Paul Bevan

EVENT PRODUCTION, AUDIO DESIGN, TOUR MANAGEMENT

Special Events & Performances

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Re-dedication of Grand Central Terminal

  • Special Joint Meeting of  Congress

  • Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • President Clinton's 60th Birthday Party

  • Carnegie Hall Gala Dinners

  • Opening of the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium

  • CBS Upfront

  • Madden/X-Box Product Lauch w/Ozzy Osbourne

  • Good Housekeeping Magazine 125th Anniversary

  • NFL Superbowl, Staff & Volunteer Training

  • NBA House for All Star Game

  • New York Times in Color launch

  • NY Public Libarary Fundraising Galas

  • US Open Tennis Finals 

  • Billy Joel's 50th Birthday Party

  • Harvard Business School 150th Anniversary

  • Opening of the Hearst Tower

  • Elton John AIDS Foundation Fundraiser

  • RIAA “Diamond” Record Sales Awards

  • Detroit Auto Show - Mercedes & Infiniti

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PERFORMANCES

 Re-dedication of Grand Central Terminal 

 

“In 1903, a select group of architects were invited to submit designs for the new Grand Central Terminal. Construction would last ten years. By the early 1950's, rail travel had declined dramatically, and in 1954, the railroad resolved to make the most of its assets, commissioning plans to demolish Grand Central Terminal and replace it with a 6 million square foot office tower.

 

Grand Central was spared the wrecking ball, but was far from saved.  After decades of deferred maintenance, the building was crumbling.  The roof leaked; stonework was chipping away; structural steel was rusted.  Pollution and dirt had stained surfaces; commercial intrusions, like the Kodak sign and the Newsweek clock, blocked out natural light.

 

Reconstruction began in 1996 with the cleaning of the Main Concourse Sky Ceiling.  Also finally undertaken was the building of the Lexington Avenue staircase, which was in the original plans, but never constructed.

 

The revitalization project culminated with a gala Rededication Celebration of Grand Central Terminal on October 1, 1998.  This event garnered both national and international media attention, and marked the beginning of a new chapter of this venerable New York City landmark.”

President Clinton’s 60th Birthday Party 

“To celebrate the 60th birthday of President William Jefferson Clinton, a weekend of events was arranged, paid for by ‘friends of Bill’, which also included significant charitable donations.

 

A gala evening was held in the ‘Whale Room’ at the Natural History Museum, with musical guests Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan and President Clinton’s favorite sax player, the Russian jazz musician, Igor Butman, accompanied by the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble.

 

The next morning, a ‘private’ brunch was held at Pastis, in the fashionable Meatpacking district in NYC, followed by a golf tournament, cocktails at the Boathouse in Central Park and a concert at the Beacon Theater by the Rolling Stones.”

                       Special Joint Session of Congress 

 

“A joint session of the United States Congress is the gathering together of both houses of the United States Congress (the House of Representatives and Senate). Joint sessions are held on special occasions such as the State of the Union Address and presidential inaugurations.

 

On September 6, 2002, a special joint Session of the United States Congress was held at Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, the same site where George Washington had held the very first meeting of Congress two centuries earlier. The purpose of the meeting was to reflect on the attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001, and this was an incredibly somber affair.  We used the same lectern that George Washington used at that first meeting, which was delivered from the Library of Congress and could only be touched by ‘the woman with the white gloves”.

 

I was the Sound Designer and mixer for this event, dealing with intense security, for over 300 US Senators and Representatives and with the limitations of a historic listed building. In addition to the live mix, which included over 100 small speakers hidden under chairs and in alcoves, I also sent a broadcast mix to C-SPAN for national transmission.”

                New Yorker Magazine Festival

 

“The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry published by Condé Nast Publications. Although its reviews and events listings often focus on the cultural life of New York City, The New Yorker has a wide audience outside of New York. It is well known for its commentaries on popular culture and eccentric Americana; its attention to modern fiction; its journalism on world politics and social issues; and particularly for its single-panel cartoons sprinkled throughout each issue.

 

The New Yorker Festival is an annual, multi-venue event, featuring musical performances, panel discussions, interviews, etc. usually accompanied by a lengthy ‘question & answer’ sessions with the audience. Guests on shows I have mixed include: Billy Joel, James Taylor, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Simon, Patti Smith, Neil Young, Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, Steve Carrell, the writer Stephen King (talking about vampires), cartoon editor Robert Mankoff (with a slideshow of some of the greatest cartoons of all time in the magazine) and the entire casts of Saturday Night Live, Arrested Develpoment and Portlandia.”

  • New Yorker Magazine Festival

  • Royal Shakespeare Company in New York

  • Vagina Monologues

  • Chris Rock HBO Special from the Apolllo Theater

  • Monkey: Journey to the West, Lincoln Center Festival

  • DLJ Party, with Robin Williams

  • Best of Broadway

  • Dr. Butterfly - Korean musical

                     Vagina Monologues/V Day

 

“The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the off-Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. Ensler originally starred in the production; when she left the play it was recast with celebrity monologists. The production has been staged internationally, and a television version featuring Ensler was produced by cable TV channel HBO. In 1998, Ensler and others, launched V-Day, a global non profit organization that has raised over $75 million for women's anti-violence groups through benefits of The Vagina Monologues.

 

I have worked on almost every V-Day event since the launch event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in 1998, working with artists such as Jane Fonda, Isabella Rossellini, Susan Sarandon, Glenn Close, Kate Winslet and Brooke Shields.”

           Broadway.com - 'Best of Broadway'  

 

"To bring the magic of Broadway to groups of visitors to NYC, , Broadway.com Group Sales and Broadway Across America produces a star-studded concert at several travel conferences during the year. Highlighting many of the Great White Way's current hits, the presentation features principals from major Broadway shows, performing one song from each of the featured shows, including Chicago, Lion King, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and Les Miserables. ”

 

Rehearsed, staged and soundchecked during conference breakouts, this is an intense production to mount in a short amount of time.."