Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center and Visiting Artists, Ensembles and Speakers

The Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, a magnificent performing and visual arts facility, includes the 1,200-seat King Concert Hall, the 400-seat Marvel Theatre, the 200-seat Bartlett Theatre, and the 2,000 square foot Marion Art Gallery.

Over 130 public events are presented each season for the benefit of campus and community audiences.

Fredonia has a rich cultural life, not only because of the many artistic events produced on campus, but also because of a full schedule of visiting artists and speakers, many brought to campus by the arts center.

Each season, the center presents the DFT Communications Pops Series, three evenings of musical relaxation and enjoyment. Guest ensembles on the series have included Dave Bruneck, Rockapella, the Three Phantoms in Concert, the Moscow Boys Choir, and the Canadian Brass.  Rockefeller Arts Center also produces the traditional Commencement-Eve Pops Concert, providing additional performance opportunities for students from the Department of Theatre and Dance and the School of Music.  Other noted artists and speakers who have visited campus in recent years include Yo-Yo Ma, Arturo Sandoval, The Harlem Quartet, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Maya Angelou and Rita Moreno.