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 centerâ€™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.
The are the nationâ€™s most dynamic, exhilarating professional chamber orchestra, dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in classical music. Comprised of eighteen of the nationâ€™s top Black and Latinx classical soloists, the Virtuosi are primarily alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition, and its members work together as cultural ambassadors reaching new audiences.
Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and Julia Alvarez, the Sphinxâ€™s program will showcase the beauty and tradition of excellence inherent in classical music created and performed by Black and Latinx composers for many generations.
This performance is free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served. Presented as part of the Mosaic Music Series in collaboration with the Department of Music, the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, and the Arts Administration Program at Skidmore College.