King Concert Hall (Rockefeller Arts Center)

Named after the Fredonia professor, violinist and academic dean, Harry A. King Concert Hall is the largest of Fredonia's five performance facilities. It is the primary performance location for the major ensembles from the Fredonia School of Music and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra King Concert Hall is also home to the DFT Communications Pops Series, and many convocations, and lectures.

King Concert Hall accommodates 1145 patrons in fixed seats plus space for patrons in wheelchairs and their companions. The stage is 60 feet wide at the front and is equipped with a hydraulic orchestra pit.

The organ at the rear of the stage has over 2,400 pipes and was manufactured by the Schlicker Organ Company of Buffalo, New York. Parts of the organ had been in use when the college was located in downtown Fredonia when it was a teacher's college.

Rockefeller Arts Center, Fredonia, NY 14063

Place Type

On Campus, Rockefeller Arts Center venue


(716) 673-3217


Upcoming Events

Fredonia Wind Symphony

Donna Dolson, conductor This event will be live streamed at Event is free.

9/27 8pm
Fredonia All College Band

Carrie Pawelski, conductor This event will be live streamed at Event is free.

9/28 8pm
Fredonia Concert Band

Ray Stewart, conductor This event will be live streamed at Event is free.

10/3 8pm
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

This 42-piece ensemble is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. “The President’s Own” is celebrated today for its role at...

10/6 7:30pm
Fredonia Wind Ensemble

Paula Holcomb, conductor This event will be live streamed at Event is free.

10/14 8pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Fonda Sanford Kawski

Fonda Sanford Kawski left a negative review 9/21/2017

The hall was miserably hot, humid and smelled like food! Many other patrons around us kept asking for the air conditioning to be turned on, ushers talked to hall management to no avail. We were assured it would come on @ some pre-determined time, we sat sweltering and fanning ourselves with the program from 6:45 pm until after 9:00 pm and it never seemed to be operational until the last 20 minutes of the concert. Very disappointing after paying $70.00 dollars for 2 tickets. The loud drumming from 3 drummers overwhelmed the vocalists and the orchestrations were so overdone that most of the time the voices we merely a garble of sound. Both vocalists had weak voices and the male vocalist was so off-pitch on the 'You've Got A Friend' song it was unpleasant to endure. Very disappointing, I do ever plan to return to King Concert Hall again!!

Terry Brown

Terry Brown left a positive review 9/12/2017

An inspiring talk!

Jefferson Westwood

Jefferson Westwood left a positive review 9/12/2017

I thought it was an excellent presentation.