Glazer Music Performance Center Now Open

The center and its 550-seat performance hall mark a new chapter for the College.
Daan Braveman at the Glazer Gala

The opening of the Jane and Laurence Glazer Music Performance Center on September 22 marked a new chapter in Nazareth College’s ability to educate students in an acoustically appropriate space as well as present the best in diverse programming. Located adjacent to the Arts Center, the $15.5 million venue includes a 550-seat performance hall designed specifically for the acoustics of large instrumental ensembles and featuring state-of-the-art technology.

“The new performance center is a vibrant and vital addition to Nazareth College and the region,” says Nazareth College President Daan Braveman. “Not only will this new venue draw more visitors to campus to experience the arts, but it will also enable the College to accommodate those students who wish to pursue careers in music.”

ribbon cutting during the Glazer Gala

L to R: Mindy MacLaren, Ken Glazer, President Daan Braveman, and Richard Glazer at the center's ribbon cutting. Through the Jane and Laurence Glazer Charitable Trust, the Glazers' three children (above) gave a generous gift to name the venue in memory of their parents.

performance during the Glazer Gala

Every detail of the new space is designed for an optimal acoustic experience. Learn why the acoustics in the Glazer Center are their own work of art »

dinner tent at the Glazer Gala

Dining and dancing under the stars followed musical performances in the new hall. Click here for more on the elegance and excitement of the gala »

Jack Allocco conducting during the Glazer Gala

The grand opening gala on September 22 featured the world premiere of a piece composed and conducted by Emmy Award winner Jack Allocco ’72 in Beston Hall. Listen to the performance »

Glazer Center front facade

"A cathedral of sound," says Music Department Chair Mario Martinez, D.M.A. Watch a video describing the new facility »

Beston Hall

The Rose Marie and John Beston Hall is the main 550-seat performance space within the Glazer Music Performance Center. Rose Marie Beston, Ph.D., served the College as Nazareth’s seventh president for 14 years, the second-longest tenured president in the school’s history, from 1984 to 1998.