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.
Makaya McCraven is a cutting-edge drummer, producer and sonic collagist who draws
on hip-hop and other styles to push the boundaries of jazz and rhythm to create forms
of his own. On Saturday, February 17, he’ll bring a 13-piece band to Zankel to present
In These Times, a large-scale sociopolitical-themed performance of poly-metered repertoire. Join
us at the Tang Teaching Museum on Thursday, February 15 for a conversation with the