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Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

A National Historic Landmark, the beautiful Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has world-renowned acoustics and presents a wide-range of musical performances throughout the year.

Today, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has more than 100 shows a year. One of the most beautiful spaces in the capital region, the stunning building is within walking distance of many restaurants and other attractions.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall


Founded in 1823, The Troy Savings Bank decided to move its offices to a new location. Plans for the new building included a music hall on the upper floor.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, which opened in 1875, was designed by architect George B. Post, who was a fan of the Beaux Arts and French Renaissance Styles. Original granite stairs, a high-domed ceiling and intricate frescoes which decorated the ceilings and some of the walls add to the glamour of the space.

In the early years of the twentieth century the Music Hall featured performances by such world-renowned artists as Lillian Nordica, Henri Vieuxtemps, Ignace Jan Paderewski, Albert Spaulding, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Myra Hess and Jose Iturbi. During the era preceding World War II, internationally respected performers continued to grace the Music Hall stage, including Vladimir Horowitz, Yehudi Menuhin and Artur Rubenstein, among others.


In 1890, a large, eight year old Odell concert organ was installed in the Hall. Today, it remains the nation’s largest nineteenth-century concert organ in original condition, and is one of the most distinguished surviving examples of the “golden age”  of American organ building.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is considered one of the best acoustical spaces in the world.

The building’s architecture also helps the acoustics. The narrow shoebox form promotes early sidewall reflections and the tall ceiling and seat count of 1180 provides intimacy and sustains an optimal reverberation. The original padded wooden seats absorb a minimum of sound, and the shallow under balcony ensures listeners in even the deepest seats hear the effect of the entire room.


Tours of the building are frequently offered during Troy Night Out events, which occur the last Friday of the month. Tours are also offered during regular business hours if the Music Hall is not occupied. Walk-ins are welcomed.


December 3: Victorian Stroll Concert: Songs in Season

December 5: The Indigo Girls

December 9 & 10: Albany Symphony Orchestra

December 17: The Many Moods of Christmas

December 19: Fiddle Workshop with Lucy Nelligan

December 19: Mark O’Connor’s an Appalachian Christmas

January 1, 2024: Bach at New Year’s: A Very Baroque Celebration


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Take Amtrak to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Enjoy a great performance at the Music Hall and explore downtown Troy via Amtrak to the Albany Rensselaer Station (ALB)—Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Albany Station and taken to your reserved #NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Albany office today at: 518-427-3893.