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

Phone

(716) 673-3217

Website

home.fredonia.edu

Upcoming Events

NYSSMA Concert #1: Jazz Ensemble, Treble Chorus, Mixed Chorus

NYSSMA Senior High All State concerts feature the finest high school vocalists and instrumentalists in WNY. Please note, the 2:00 pm concert features the...

11/18 2pm
NYSSMA Concert #2: String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Band

NYSSMA Senior High All State concerts feature the finest high school vocalists and instrumentalists in WNY. Please note, the 4:30 pm concert features the...

11/18 4:30pm
Fredonia Holiday Choral Concert

Join the combined forces of the Fredonia choral program for a celebratory concert, with delightful seasonal music appropriate for all ages! Each ensemble...

12/3 8pm
POPS: A Rockapella Christmas

Rockapella burst onto the scene in the early ’90s and has provided a funky powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans. This all-male...

12/10 4pm

Recent Events

New Horizons Band

11/10/2017

Recent Activity

Terry Brown

Terry Brown left a positive review 10/21/2017

What a memorable evening! Brilliant performances by current students and alumni. Congratulations to everyone!

Jefferson Westwood

Jefferson Westwood left a positive review 10/6/2017

It was GREAT! I actually watched in via live streaming as I was out of town on family matters.

Margaret JJ Jackson

Margaret JJ Jackson left a positive review 9/28/2017

We love it!
Needs more close ups of percussion section

Lisa M DeBeauvernet

Lisa M DeBeauvernet left a positive review 9/28/2017

I think it is wonderful that our family could watch our daughter's performance without making the 6 hour trip to Fredonia. The sound quality was quite good and having the opportunity to see our daughter was priceless! Could we suggest scanning the performers in a more regular basis of side to side so we can see her more often? The majority of the time the view was of the back left. Otherwise, thank you for the opportunity to see the performance!

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.