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HILARY HAHN & KRONOS QUARTET TO PERFORM AT MUSICAL EVENINGS What could be better than enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and phenomenal performances by world-renowned musicians in a beautiful private home? When you attend a Musical Evening, you help make it possible for the children at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School, a public school for musica…

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Alumni Profile: Vitaly Paley

What does Debussy have to do with pan roasted oysters served with sea urchin butter? The path from piano prodigy to “Iron Chef” may seem unusual, but it makes perfect sense to Vitaly Paley, an accomplished pianist and award-winning chef and restaurateur widely recognized as a trailblazer in the American culinary scene. Vitaly, an alumnus of Kaufman Music Cente…

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Teen Pianist Finds His Russian Roots

He was blown away by the immensity of Red Square, and a bit perplexed by the Lenin Mausoleum, but what astonished Alexander Kiladze most of all during his recent trip to Moscow was all the young performers. “It was just so amazing to see so much talent from all over the world in one place,” says the 17-year-old pianist. “I never expected young people to …

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New Partnership with Opus 118 Benefits East Harlem Children

This fall, New York City music education nonprofits Kaufman Music Center and Opus 118 Harlem School of Music launched a new partnership ensuring the continuation of Opus 118’s music education programs for children in East Harlem. Kaufman Music Center, New York City's premier pre-college music education institution, will lend its management expertise and other re…

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A New High School for 21st Century Musicians

Fall is a busy season for New York City eighth graders and their families, who must navigate an intimidating list of high schools, complex admissions procedures and intense competition for spots in the city’s top high schools. Starting this year, teens who are serious about studying music have a new option: In the fall of 2013, Kaufman Music Center’s Special M…

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Face the Music Takes NYC

Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music youth ensemble has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.” Founded in 2005 by Dr. Jenny Undercofler with eight students with unique passion for…

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Kaufman Music Center Student & Faculty News

STUDENT NOTES On November 20, four SMS and two LMS flute students of Valerie Holmes performed at the Guggenheim Museum in conjunction with the “Picasso Black and White” exhibition.   SPECIAL MUSIC SCHOOL Special Music School received the highest rating on its first Department of Education quality review, a thorough analysis of the school’s academic …

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Lucy Moses School’s Young People’s Division has a new video!

Hear what students, parents and faculty are saying about New York’s largest community arts school! Please help spread the word by forwarding to a friend or sharing via Facebook and Twitter. Get info about classes and lessons at Lucy Moses School online, or call us at 212 501 3360.

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Music Education, Broadway Style

Thousands of children in New York have received their first taste of the great Broadway musicals not along the Great White Way, but a little farther uptown at Merkin Concert Hall. They may have sung along to songs from Hello, Dolly or West Side Story, or come on stage to participate in a game inspired by Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. Created in 2007, Kaufman Ce…

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Leadership Profile: Rosalind Devon

Read a profile of Rosalind in The Wall Street Journal. Rosalind Devon remembers first hearing about Kaufman Center as a child, when a composer friend of the family used to talk about a “magical” institution then known as the Hebrew Arts School. Decades later she got to know the Center herself – as a student, faculty member, Board member and, most recentl…

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