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A Uniquely New York Hanukkah - “Latkes & Applesauce” in The Jewish Week

"Latkes & Applesauce"  - a family Hanukkah musical with a distinctly NYC twist!


Read about our Hanukkah show in The Jewish Week!

"Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, seems tailor-made for a city known for its luminous skyscrapers that glitter and sparkle in the night," writes Ted Merwin . "For Sean Hartley, the creator of the Chanukah-themed children’s show, 'Latkes...

December 2 is #GivingTuesday!

#Giving Tuesday

Kaufman Music Center is participating in the annual #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014. #GivingTuesday is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. You can participate by making a contribution to support Kaufman Music Center’s...

Fun Clarinet Facts

How Much Do You Know About the Clarinet?
 

*  The instrument is also known as the "little trumpet" and the "licorice stick."

*  It's made of wood from the Mpingo or African blackwood tree, which takes a long time to grow and is dense enough to resonate well.

*  It developed from a Renaissance instrument known as the "chalumeau"; an instrument similar to the...

2015 Ecstatic Music Festival Artists Announced!

Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum.

This winter, nearly 100 composers and performers will premiere collaborative works that give audiences an unparalleled opportunity to experience music that 's fresh, unexpected and utterly unique. The 2015...

Jury Announced for the 2015 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition

Announcing the 2015 Jury


Douglas Humpherys
Chair of the Piano Department, Eastman School of Music
Artistic Director, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation

Robert Shannon
Director of the Keyboard Studies, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Founder and Director of the Cooper International Competition at Oberlin

Boaz Sharon
Chair of the Piano Department,...

NEW VIDEO! Find out about our newest series, What Makes It Great?

The season begins on Monday, October 20 at 7:30 pm with "Spring" & "Summer"
from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Rob K Video from Kaufman Music Center on Vimeo.

Special Music School Ranks #1 on State English Test

Kaufman Music School's Special Music School is #1!

Congratulations to Special Music School 4th graders, who ranked #1 in NYC on NY State English tests last spring! Every single 4th grader passed the test last spring compared with fewer than a third of student city-wide. Studying music is clearly linked to academic success!

Click here to read an article on SMS's...

Emily Krell Named Producer & Managing Director of Merkin Concert Hall

Kaufman Music Center announced this week that Emily Krell has joined the staff as Producer and Managing Director of Merkin Concert Hall. Krell has been working with the Center as an independent producer since 2009, producing the Ecstatic Music Festival, New York Guitar Festival, Tuesday Matinees and other series and events. In her new role as Producer and Managing...

NEW VIDEOS & PHOTOS:  LMS Summer String Fest 2014

On Friday, August 22, the 30 students in Lucy Moses School’s Summer String Fest capped an intensive week of lessons, sectionals and chamber orchestra instruction with a concert in Merkin Concert Hall.

WATCH VIDEOS of performance highlights:
GEMINIANI  -  Concerto Grosso "La Folia" by (Selected Variations)
ELGAR  -  Serenade for Strings (Larghetto)
STRAUSS  - ...

Announcing the 2014-15 Performers - “What Makes It Great?”

Kaufman Music Center announces a series of exceptional performers who will join What Makes It Great? host Rob Kapilow at Merkin Concert Hall this fall.

Kapilow – conductor, composer, author and NPR music commentator – unravels and explores great musical masterpieces with audiences and performers on stage, asking what makes great music great? He takes listeners inside...

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