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A Note from the Executive Director - Spring 2012

Dear Friends,

Spring is always a busy time at Kaufman Center, and we are looking forward to all of the performances and special events coming up at Merkin Concert Hall, Lucy Moses School and Special Music School. We are also in the midst of planning the 2012-13 concerts at Merkin Concert Hall, so stay tuned for some exciting announcements!

We are tremendously...

Special Music School Expansion

Beginning in the fall of 2013, Kaufman Center’s Special Music School (P.S. 859) will expand into the high school grades at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex on New York City’s Upper West Side, with a music curriculum that emphasizes the development of the student as a musician for the 21st century. With the establishment of the high school extension,...

Discovery Day on June 21

Join us for Lucy Moses School’s third annual Discovery Day on June 21 from 4-7 pm!

At this FREE event, children ages four and up can try out a wide range of instruments under the guidance of Lucy Moses School’s dedicated and experienced faculty members. This is a great opportunity for beginners as well as young music students thinking about starting a second...

Kaufman Center Board Chairman is Featured in The Wall Street Journal

Rosalind Devon, Chairman of Kaufman Center's Board of Trustees, was featured in Melanie Grayce West's "Donor of the Day" column in The Wall Street Journal on April 21-22, 2012.

"To Rosalind Devon, music is everything," writes West. "She is the chair of the board of trustees for the Kaufman Center, a New York performance space and school for music, housing the Lucy...

Special Music School Student Notes - Spring 2012

Members of the SMS Vox Nova choral group directed by Emily John took part in a performance of Wagner’s Rienzi with the Opera Orchestra of New York at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in January. Read a New York Times review.  

Kaufman Center Concerto Competition winners Ethan Brown (Cello, 8th grade) and Alissa Mori (Violin, 8th grade) performed with a professional...

Face the Music Student Notes - Spring 2012

Congratulations to Face the Music and the ensemble’s Director Jenny Undercofler on a New York Times feature by music critic Allan Kozinn in the Sunday, March 25, 2012 Arts & Leisure section. Read the article.

Face the Music has recently worked with three exciting guest conductors: Eric Jacobsen, Conductor of The Knights, Brad Lubman, Music Director and Co-Artistic...

Young Artist Program Student Notes - Spring 2012

Jesse Murray (9th grade) won First Prize for the performance of a work by an Italian Composer in the Cremona International String Competition on July 23, 2011 (his 14th birthday). He also was awarded an honorable mention in the overall competition and was the only participant to receive two awards.

Concerto Competition winners Alexander Kiladze and Taiga Ultan...

Faculty Notes - Spring 2012

Congratulations to the Lucy Moses School faculty members who performed at the annual Faculty in Concert event in Merkin Concert Hall on January 25, 2012. This wonderful evening featured chamber performances by 23 faculty members, including two world premieres.

Svetlana Smolina (Piano) performed as a soloist at Walt Disney Concert Hall with iPalpiti Orchestra and...

Lucy Moses School Student Notes - Spring 2012

Concerto Competition winners Elliot Chang (Cello) and Alice Ivy Pemberton (Violin) performed with a professional orchestra at Merkin Concert Hall on February 12.

Performer Certificate Program student Michael Eliran (Composition) performed his own songs at Rockwood Music Hall on February 4, 2012. Read an interview with Michael in Downtown Magazine.

Alice Ivy...

Spaces still available in Lucy Moses School’s Summer String Fest!

For children looking for a perfect way to hone their string skills this summer, registration for Lucy Moses School's Summer String Fest is currently open! The program features chamber orchestra and sectional group instruction, and will culminate with a performance in Merkin Concert Hall on Friday, August 17th.

For more information, call 212-501-3360.

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