The Department presents nearly 100 concerts yearly including solo recitals and ensemble concerts by students, faculty and guest artists. Many of these events are free for students and take place in the Anderson Center Concert Theater (1170 seats), the Chamber Hall (425 seats), Watters Theater (558 seats), and Casadesus Recital Hall (225 seats).
Osterhout Concert Theater
An audience of 1170 can be accommodated in the Osterhout Concert Theater, a broad fan-shaped hall with banked rows of comfortable seating and excellent sight lines. A retractable wall at the rear of the auditorium allows the theater to open into a manmade amphitheater. The large stage can be extended by a lift, which at the lowest level, serves as an orchestra pit for up to 80 musicians. The theater's dynamic design, with curved acoustical clouds mirroring the curvature of the rows of the seats, enhances all occasions taking place on the theater's multi-purpose stage.. The Osterhout Concert Theater is equipped with an infra-red hearing assistance system and is handicapped accessible. Click here to learn more.
The Watters Theater seats 558, with 440 on the main level and 118 in the balcony. The theater's comfortable , spacious seating provides excellent sight lines. The large stage floor can be extended by a lift, which, at the lowest level, serves as an orchestra pit. Wood-paneled walls help to provide a warm and exciting atmosphere. The Watters Theater is also handicapped accessible. Click here to learn more.
The traditionally designed Chamber Hall, which can accommodate an audience of 408, has comfortable seating and excellent sight lines. The large multi-purpose stage can be extended by a lift, which, at the lowest level, serves as an orchestra pit. The Chamber Hall's smaller scale lends itself particularly well to lectures and meetings as well as to recitals and plays. The Chamber Hall also is equipped with an infra-red hearing assistance system and is handicapped accessible. Click here to learn more.
Other Performance Halls
The Binghamton University Department of Music also performs in Casadesus Recital Hall (225 seat) and Fine Arts 21 (the organ room, 80 seats).