Ford Hall

Rededicated in September 2014, after a major renovation, the refurbished hall includes an 8-foot stage extension, energy efficient LED lighting, a new projection screen, 644 seats, an improved sound system, and beautiful new hardwood interior, among other improvements. It accommodates large ensembles, guest artists, and senior recitals.

Located within the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

Place Type

Music Hall

Upcoming Events

Fourth Annual Ithaca Big Band Summit

Sunday, 2/2/2020 2:00pm | Ford Hall Fourth Annual Ithaca Big Band Summit Jazz ensembles from Ithaca College, Cornell University and Ithaca High School....

2/2 2pm
Pianist Nikolai Lugansky:  The Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series

Tuesday, 2/4/2020 8:15pm | Ford Hall Pianist Nikolai Lugansky: The Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op....

2/4 8:15pm
Lecture Recital with Orchestra

Sunday, 2/9/2020 4:00pm | Ford Hall Lecture Recital with Orchestra Free, open to the public

2/9 4pm
Guest Recital: Patricio Andres Cosentino, tuba

Thursday, 2/13/2020 8:15pm | Ford Hall Guest Recital: Patricio Andres Cosentino, tuba Free, open to the public

2/13 8:15pm
Percussion Day Concert

Saturday, 2/15/2020 4:00pm | Ford Hall Percussion Day Concert New York State Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion With special guests Colleen Clark...

2/15 4pm

Recent Events

Wind Ensemble

12/12/2019

Concert Band

12/11/2019

Orchestra

12/10/2019

Recent Activity

Rebecca Emery

Rebecca Emery left a positive review 4/16/2019

The best choral concert I have ever seen.

Helen Reyes

Helen Reyes left a positive review 3/4/2019

I absolutely loved it! I loved the second to last song that the wind symphony performed, the trumpet solo was amazing

Stephen Karl

Stephen Karl left a positive review 9/27/2018

Masterful musicians presenting a creative and broader range of pieces to perform. Having a string quartet perform jazz of Dizzy Gillespie I imagine is a once in a life time opportunity!

Carol McAmis

Carol McAmis left a positive review 10/31/2018

A beautiful and uplifting concert! The group has impeccable intonation and musicality, and their ability to sing as one voice is truly remarkable.

Jeremy Block

Jeremy Block left a positive review 10/31/2018

VOCES8 has a fantastic presence on stage, with enchanting, tight harmonies and inspired to keep people singing. loved attending. Hope they come to visit again soon!

Michael Titlebaum

Michael Titlebaum posted a photo 3/2/2018

Nicholas Walker

Nicholas Walker left a positive review 1/23/2017

What a beautiful evening together. Thank you to the brilliant and inspiring Dr. Nia, and to Professors Whitehead and Galván for organizing this motivating and affirming community experience!

Rasoul Rezvanian

Rasoul Rezvanian left a positive review 9/11/2016

This was the first time I attended such an event at IC, I am sure it will not be the last one. Both the Orchestra and the audience were wonderful and I enjoyed my time.

Michael Titlebaum

Michael Titlebaum posted a photo 9/6/2014

WHAT IS JAZZ? A free concert for children and families WHAT IS JAZZ? A free concert for children and families

Ford Hall

Ford Hall posted a photo 9/3/2014