Tour: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Session Title: Tour: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Session Code: TR0419
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
LU/HSW: 2 LUs/HSW
Fee: $40 per person

The 1875 George Post designed Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Hall is internationally renowned for its superb acoustics and has hosted performances from artists ranging from Sergei Rachmaninoff, Benny Goodman, and Yo Yo Ma to Wynton Marsalis, Lyle Lovett, and Lily Tomlin. 

The Music Hall retains many of its original fixtures including the original seats. The Music Hall is uniquely situated on the 3rd floor of the building over what was once the banking floor. 

The tour will include an opportunity to view the vacant space below the Music Hall for which renovation and reactivation is currently in the early planning process.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the history and architectural design of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Building,
  • Learn about the planned renovation/adapted reuse project for the basement and first floor,
  • Observe examples of unique materials and design used in the original construction of the building,
  • Understand the challenges of how a well preserved concert hall from 1875 operates as a performing arts center in 2019.

Tour Guide:

Jon Elbaum

Executive Director, Troy Music Hall