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Alex & Nathan Invite You to Kaufman Music Center’s 2016 Gala

Special Music School 3rd graders, Alex and Nathan Robertson, recently recorded a message about Kaufman Music Center’s Annual Gala. The twins wanted to let you know why they love studying music at Kaufman Music Center, and to share how excited they are about the Gala, where we will honor the “Best Dad Ever” (conductor David Robertson, recipient of the 2016 Creative Arts...

Lydia Kontos in the Huffington Post: We’ve Created an Artistically Illiterate Generation

Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Lydia Kontos weighs in on the decline of arts literacy, and how local arts organizations can help fill the gap.

Lydia Kontos in the Huffington Post: We've Created an Artistically Illiterate Generation

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It’s Time to Renew Your What Makes It Great? Subscription!

Welcome to the 2016-17 Season!
Renew now to keep your seats and see all 4 performances for just $160.

You can also renew by calling the Box Office at 212 501 3330.
Box Office hours: Sun-Thu 12-7 pm; Fri 12-4 pm; closed Saturday

Here's a Sneak Preview of the 2016-17 Performances:

Mon, Nov 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
Featuring the...

Flute Masterclass with Sir James Galway - April 11

The globally renowned performer and educator Sir James Galway will give a flute masterclass with students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School on Monday, April 11 from 3 - 5:15 pm in the Ackman Space (Merkin Concert Hall Balcony Lobby).

Featuring flutists Tamar Benami, Olive Glass, Thomas Lei and Sophia Reyes.

This event is FREE and...

Special Music School Concerto Competition Winners Concert - Apr 2

Saturday, April 2, 7 pm, FREE
Auditorium of the MLK Educational Complex, Amsterdam Ave. btw 65th & 66th St.

Some of Special Music School High School’s most exciting young talents will be showcased on Saturday, April 2 at the MLK Educational Complex in Manhattan. The extraordinarily talented winners of the school's first ever Concerto Competition will perform with...

An Interview with Soprano Julia Bullock

On April 5, Kaufman Music Center welcomes soprano Julia Bullock to Merkin Concert Hall, where she’ll perform a Tuesday Matinee of pieces carefully curated to reflect her unique identity. Get program & ticket info. Originally from St. Louis, the fast-rising Millennial’s resume already boasts degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Bard College, an Artist Diploma...

New Videos & Recordings

Watch videos and listen to recordings of performances at Merkin Concert Hall and beyond, including student performances, the Ecstatic Music Festival, What Makes It Great? and Face the Music!

Click to listen to a recording of the March 8, 2016 Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert, featuring outstanding performances by Lucy Moses School students Leah Amory, Ethan Brown,...

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Welcome to the 2016-17 Season!

Renew Your 7-Concert Subscription

Current 7-concert subscribers, renew by May 6 to keep your seats!
4-concert subscribers may call the Box Office to renew.

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Box Office: 212 501 3330
Hours: Sun-Thu, 12-7 pm, Fri, 12-4 pm; Closed Saturday

In Mo Yang, violin
Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 2 pm
IN MO YANG, violin...

Conductor David Bloom on Music, Life Lessons & Wrangling Teen Orchestras

Conductor David Bloom share tips for wrangling teen orchestras, explains why learning music is the key to so many important life lessons, and reveals what it’s really like to work with Courtney Love.

If you’ve seen an amazing new music performance recently, there’s a pretty good chance that David Bloom was involved. A founding co-artistic director of the 21-member...

M. Lamar & Charlie Looker Discuss their Ecstatic Music Festival Collaboration

Ecstatic Music Festival collaborators M. Lamar and Charlie Looker stopped by Kaufman Music Center to discuss their March 19 Ecstatic Music Festival performance at Merkin Concert Hall. The shared the story behind the new song cycle they’ll premiere on the 19th and filled us in on what Bataille and the Marquis de Sade have to do with their music, the uses of...

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