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Skidmore College

World-class stage. Intimate experiences. 

The Arthur Zankel Music Center opened in 2010 as a hub of musical activity for the Skidmore College campus and surrounding communities, providing students, educators, and artists with 54,000 sq. feet of space to teach, practice, perform, and support music and the performing arts. 

The center’s 600-seat, acoustically tuned Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall showcases the talents of Skidmore music students and faculty on its world-class stage and draws sold out crowds for performances by internationally renowned artists and scholars like Jon Batiste, Branford Marsalis, Emanuel Ax, Dave Brubeck, Tank and the Bangas, Ani Difranco, Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Indigo Girls, Caroline Rose, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Paul Simon, and Gloria Steinem.

Skidmore in Concert Schedule

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Spring 2024 Program
探索 a world of music in one of the Capital Region's premier concert halls. 这 season we present the premiere of composer inti figgis-vizueta's seven sisters paint the earth performed by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble 连接; Skidmore jazz faculty's first-ever concert; an evening with the Sphinx Virtuosi inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and Julia Alvarez; a co-presentation of 死Fledermaus with the Schenectady-Saratoga Symphony Orchestra; a new micro-opera that celebrates stories of motherhood; a special collaborative performance by Skidmore students with pianist Lara Downes and the Miró Quartet; and so much more. Admission to our events is free unless otherwise noted. 加入我们!



From cabaret and choir to pop, piano, and public lectures, our schedule is a curation of talent we're proud to share with our community.

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Get ready for the show. Review parking information and directions, house policies, handicap accessibility and box office information.

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What makes a public music venue on a college campus so special? Get to know us and our unique position as a multi-service and interdisciplinary arts venue.