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Watch the 2015 Summer String Fest Final Concert

Featuring the Harlem Quartet and guest conductors Rob Kapilow and Harrison Hollingsworth, Kaufman Music Center's 2015 Summer String Fest brought together some of the most talented young violinists, violists and cellists for an intensive week of music-making leading up to a final performance on August 21, 2015 in Merkin Concert Hall. The program included works by...

Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music is Featured in Chamber Music Magazine

Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center

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Face the Music in New York Magazine’s Vulture

Face the Music and member/composer Paris Lavidis are featured on New York Magazine's Vulture blog!

Culture writer Nick Tabor writes,

"..unlike the familiar image of young musicians soullessly sawing away at Bach concertos, most of what kids in Face the Music play is experimental, and much of it is outright bizarre. In fact, there’s only one rule: They only perform...

Congratulations to the 2015 Lucy Moses School Graduates!

Kaufman Music Center congratulates the remarkable 2015 Lucy Moses School graduates and wishes them the very best of luck as they embark on their next adventures!

Max Brodheim 
Guitar student of Wes Hutchinson
This fall Max will attend Hobart and William Smith Collegesm where he plans to study physics.

Ziona Caplan 
Piano student of Valida Suk
Ziona plans to...

Remembering Friends of Kaufman Music Center

Veronica Pellitteri, a Special Music School alumna who joined the school in 1997, passed away in October of this year following a car accident. She was 23 years old. A gifted pianist and vocalist, Veronica attended LaGuardia High School and later studied voice at Berklee College of Music. Veronica moved to Italy, where she was born, in 2010. She began attending medical...

Congratulations to the 2014 Lucy Moses School Graduates!

Congratulations to the 2014 Lucy Moses School graduates!
 

We wish them the best of luck as they move on to exciting new adventures.

Mayur Baruah (piano, student of Christine Yoon and Hector Martignon)

Gabriel Donald (piano & cello, student of Sergey Krivonos, Irina Krivonos and Vladimir Panteleyev) will attend Lehigh University, where he plans to major in...

NEW VIDEOS & PHOTOS: LMS Summer String Fest

On Friday, August 23, the 30 students in Lucy Moses School’s Summer String Fest capped an intensive week of lessons, sectionals and chamber orchestra instruction with a concert in Merkin Concert Hall.

WATCH VIDEOS of performance highlights:
DVOŘÁK  -  Quartet No. 12 in F major, Opus 96

HOLST  -  St. Paul's Suite for String Orchestra, Jig
HANDEL  -  Concerto Grosso...

LMS String Fest Students Meet Joshua Bell

Many of the students in Lucy Moses School’s Summer String Fest program have music credentials that would distinguish much older performers, but hanging out with the virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell was not exactly an ordinary Tuesday afternoon. Following a rehearsal of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major with Bell and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln...

See Photos of Kaufman Music Center Students in Action!

Spring is always a busy time at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School, with end-of-year concerts and recitals both at the Center and other locations around town. Here are photos from some of our favorite annual events: SMS Spring Choral Concert, Suzuki Spring Festival, Suzuki Recital at P.S. 161 in Harlem, ChamberFest, LMS Discovery Day and...

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 and music...

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