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ZANKEL FALL 2018 EVENTS BOOKLET

The Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College opened in 2010 with a mission to be the hub of musical activity for the Skidmore College campus and surrounding communities. The center is named in memory of Arthur Zankel, a financier and philanthropist who was a Skidmore trustee, proud parent and longtime college supporter. With more than 54,000 square feet of teaching, practice, performance and administrative space this non-profit venue welcomes almost 25,000 guests each year. With a dedication to sustainability, the center boasts a geo-thermal heating and cooling system, as well as a LED lighting system onstage and throughout the building.
 
The 600-seat, acoustically tuned Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, within Zankel, has drawn sold out crowds and featured performances by many internationally-renowned artists including Emanuel Ax, John Baptiste, Dave Brubeck, Ani Difranco, Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Indigo Girls, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Paul Simon, Gloria Steinem, Manhattan Transfer, and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet who won a Grammy award for their 2011 recording at Zankel.  Many regional community arts organizations partner with Zankel for their annual concerts and events, including Albany Symphony Orchestra, Empire State Youth Orchestra, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, Battenkill Chorale, Lake George Music Festival, and more.

Alfred Z. Solomon Community Fund for Children, Youth, & the Arts
Skidmore College received a generous grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust in 2011. This endowed fund allows the Department of Music to reach into the community to make the arts accessible to the next generation of audiences by offering events for free for students and children of all ages.

News


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    Alexander Bernstein, second child of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), will make a special visit to Skidmore Nov. 10, as part of a global celebration of the late composer’s 100th birthday.
    Nov 1 2018
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    A recent live storytelling performance, produced by the renowned nonprofit, The Moth, and hosted by Skidmore’s MDOCs program, empowered and energized a new generation of storytellers at Skidmore College.
    Oct 3 2018
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    Groups of faculty members and students will participate in storytelling workshops, culminating in a StorySLAM event on Sept. 30, which will be recorded for possible broadcast on a future episode of The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast.
    Sep 17 2018

Zankel Events


  • 11/17
    Zankel Music Center: Skidmore’s annual celebration of the Beatles’ music turns 18 this year, featuring Skidmore Students performing their own interpretations from the…
  • 11/17
    Zankel Music Center: Skidmore’s annual celebration of the Beatles’ music turns 18 this year, featuring Skidmore Students performing their own interpretations from the…
  • 12/01
    Zankel Music Center: In collaboration with six internationally acclaimed opera soloists, the Skidmore Orchestra, under the direction of Anthony G. Holland, concludes Skidmore’s…