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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.

Coming Up

“Marc Ribot Charlie – Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ (1921)

Legendary guitarist Marc Ribot will accompany the 1921 silent film "The Kid" with his delicate and at times haunting solo guitar score, contemporizing Charlie Chaplin’s work as a relevant story about our era’s economic and social conditions. Ribot will also perform a short solo set before the film.

Presented by the Arthur Zankel Music Center and supported in part by the Zankel Music Fund.

Tickets are $20 for general public, $5 for Skidmore Community. 

Spring 2024 Brochure
Spring 2024 Program
Explore a world of music in one of the Capital Region's premier concert halls. This season we present the premiere of composer inti figgis-vizueta's seven sisters paint the earth performed by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect; 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 Die 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. Join us!

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