Mark your calendars! Students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School, Special Music School and Face the Music youth new music ensemble are performing at Kaufman and all over NYC!
Concerts are in Ann Goodman Recital Hall and FREE unless otherwise noted.
Mon, Nov 30
Winter’s Eve Upper West Side Holiday Festival, 5:30-9 pm
Kaufman Music Center students...
On December 12, the performer Blood Orange – aka Devonté Hynes – will give two benefit performances at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater for Kaufman Music Center's partner Opus 118 Harlem School of Music. The proceeds from both concerts, which sold out in record time, will support music education programs that transform the lives of students and their famililes...
Above: Special Music School students with principal Katherine Banucci-Smith
Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School has been selected to receive a 2015 Blackboard Award as part of this year’s celebration of schools of excellence in NYC. The school, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2016, is New York City's only K-12 public school for musically gifted...
December 1 is Giving Tuesday. Please join us in giving back.
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Some of our the students in our Face The Music teen new music ensemble are traveling to Paris to participate in the United Nations...
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Photo above: SMS student Vian Wagatsuma performing in the Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition Winners Showcase Concert at Merkin Concert Hall in June.
SPECIAL MUSIC SCHOOL (K-8)
SMS Test Scores Rank #1 in NYC!
The test results are in! SMS 4th...
Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Lydia Kontos Receives 2015 National Guild Milestone Certificate of Appreciation
Certificate honors long-standing commitment to ensuring equitable access to quality arts education
Kaufman Music Center’s Executive Director Lydia Kontos will be honored with the 2015 National Guild Milestone Certificate of Appreciation for her...
Watch soprano Tony Arnold perform Beat Furrer's "Lotófagos" and Thomas Adès's "Life Story" at the sold-out opening night of the 2015 Resonant Bodies Festival.
Read a New York Times review of this concert, which took place at Merkin Concert Hall on Sep 9, 2015.
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Randall Zigler, double bass
Gleb Kanasevich, bass clarinet...
“There’s only one rule: Face the Music only performs work by living composers. The result is a subculture where Radiohead and Portishead cross-pollinate with Bartók and Dvořák, where orchestral music feels newly relevant as a medium of self-expression.”
What would you ask virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell if you had the chance? Last spring, Special Music School students had an amazing opportunity to enjoy a special private performance at SMS High School and receive advice from one of the world’s greatest classical performers.
Here are a few examples of what Joshua told them:
“Classical music can be relaxing, but it’s...
The stage is set for a wonderful new season at Kaufman Music Center! The fall concerts at Merkin Concert Hall have gotten under way, and it has been thrilling to see audiences joyfully connect with artists like Dawn Upshaw, Lucy Shelton, Carol Burnett and Tyne Daly. Our hallways are bustling with musicians of all ages – from Special Music School...
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