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2012 Kaufman Center Honors

The 2012 Kaufman Center Gala will be held on Thursday, April 26, at 583 Park Avenue. This year’s event will honor David Israelite, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Music Publishers’ Association; and Ginny Mancini, arts leader and philanthropist. The elegant evening includes a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and a concert by Lucy Moses S…

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Intimate Musical Evenings benefiting Special Music School

Kaufman Center is hosting upcoming intimate Musical Evenings featuring pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn and the Harlem String Quartet. These performances will benefit Special Music School. THU ∙ APR 5, 2012 Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano At the home of Lisa & Robert Towbin WED ∙ MAY 23, 2012 Harlem String Quartet At the home of Bethany & Robert Millard These even…

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NEW ECSTATIC VIDEOS! yMusic with Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux

Rob Moose and C.J. Camerieri of yMusic talk with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) about their collaboration for the February 8 Ecstatic Music Festival concert. Videos by Steve Taylor.

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NEW VIDEO! Sxip Shirey & Angélica Negrón preview their 2/7 Ecstatic Music Festival collaboration

Sxip Shirey and Angélica Negrón talk about their February 7 Ecstatic Music Festival concert. At Merkin Concert Hall they'll be joined by special guests Todd Reynolds, Noveller, Jonny Rodgers and Face the Music. Find out more about the concert. Video by Steve Taylor.

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NY Public Radio’s Greene Space to Host Ecstatic Music Festival Preview

Get a taste of the 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival on Wednesday, February 1 at New York Public Radio's Greene Space! Hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight, Q2 Music’s preview concert will  feature music and conversation with Ecstatic Music Festival composer-performers Jason Treuting, Sxip Shirey, Angélica Negrón and Jherek Bischoff as well as …

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Kaufman Center Announces New Board Leadership

At its annual meeting in November, Kaufman Center’s Board of Trustees elected Rosalind Devon as the new Chairman of the Board, and Andrea Brown was elected as the Board’s President.  At this meeting, Bethany Millard completed her service as Chairman of the Board, and several other officers completed their terms as well. Bethany Millard served as Chairman …

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Announcing the 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival

This winter, Kaufman Center's second annual Ecstatic Music Festival will feature nearly 150 performers and composers from different musical backgrounds who are re-defining music today. In 11 collaborative concerts – all with first performances of new works – the festival will put its finger on the pulse of contemporary “post-classical” music, w…

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Free Broadway Playhouse Tickets Available for Title 1 Schools

Attention New York City educators! Free tickets for Kaufman Center’s Broadway Playhouse series at Merkin Concert Hall are available for children at Title 1 schools. The 2012 performances for schools will take place at 10 am on three Mondays: Jan 9, Feb 5 and Mar 19. Last season more than 800 children from seven Title 1 NYC public schools attended these school concer…

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My Brightest Diamond Joins NY Guitar Festival Lineup

My Brightest Diamond (aka Shara Worden) will join the New York Guitar Festival at Merkin Concert Hall on Jan 17, 2012. The 2012 festival, “Silent Films/Live Guitars,” pairs performers with silent films by one of the greatest comic actor-directors in the history of cinema: Buster Keaton. The festival also features Lee Ranaldo, Kaki King, Dan Zanes, Gyan Riley,&…

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Kaufman Center’s Face The Music Ensemble Announces 2011-2012 Concert Season

During the 2011-12 concert season, Face the Music will perform across NYC at diverse venues including Merkin Concert Hall, the Queens Museum of Art and Museo del Barrio as well Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium and public schools in Brooklyn and Queens. They will perform as part of Kaufman Center's Ecstatic Music Festival, Make Music New York and the Neighb…

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