The Vision for the Anderson Center
Expand American Performances
American performers do not receive the generous government support that European performers do, which means it can be less expensive to host the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra than a group from our own region. We must build our endowment to support the American performances for which our audiences are clamoring.
Upgrade the Facility
The Anderson Center boasts an international reputation for exceptional acoustics, allowing us to attract the best performers from around the world. We must maintain this physical excellence as our facility ages while constantly upgrading technology to meet the expectations of top performers and discerning audiences.
Serve a Broader Audience
Anderson Center performances seat more than 100,000 each year, but we still reach only a small portion of our target audience. Large segments of the regional community — including many Binghamton University students — are missing out on cultural opportunities close to home. We need to attract new audiences through a broader variety of performances and through expanded opportunities to interact with performers and other audience members.
Points of Pride
- “The Anderson Center is one of those rare modern halls
that sounds as good as the hundred-year-old variety.”
Leigh Howard Stevens, classical marimbist