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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...

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.

Kaufman Center’s Face the Music Teen Ensemble is Featured in the NY Times!

"At first glance the ensemble setting up in a fifth-floor classroom at the Kaufman Center on West 67th Street in Manhattan seems like any other student group and exactly what you would expect to find in a building that houses two music schools and Merkin Concert Hall," writes Allan Kozinn in the New York Times. "Teenage string and brass players tune their instruments...

Annual SMS Play-a-thon to be held on May 5, 2012

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 10 am to 7:15 pm the Parents’ Association of Kaufman Center’s Special Music School/P.S. 859  will host the 12th annual concert and book fair at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. 100% of the proceeds from this event support the school's music program. A majority of SMS’s exceptionally talented 134 students in kindergarten through eighth...

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 events will...

2012 Concerto Competition Winners Announced!

Kaufman's Center's 2012 Concerto Competition took place this past Sunday, January 22 at 2:30 pm in Merkin Concert Hall. All participants are students are from Lucy Moses School, Special Music School and Kaufman Center's Young Artist Program. Students chose to perform either a 15 minute instrumental piece or two vocal arias.

Kaufman Center is pleased to announce the...

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 during a...

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...

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 Neighborhood...

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