Kaufman Music Center

February 2014 at Merkin Concert Hall

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Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
February 2014 Concert Calendar

129 West 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)
New York, NY 10023

Tickets at 212 501 3330 or KaufmanMusicCenter.org/MCH

Kaufman Music Center Presentations at Merkin Concert Hall

Sat, Feb 1, 7:30 pm
Ecstatic Music Festival: Dawn of Midi & Bright Wave
Two virtuosic ensembles exploring new approaches to chamber music come together for an evening of improvised and written music that collapses the distinction between electronic and acoustic sound. The all-acoustic ensemble Dawn of Midi will perform tracks from their new record, Dysnomia, which reached #2 on the iTunes list of top electronic albums. Dawn of Midi and the electro-acoustic chamber ensemble Bright Wave will perform works created in collaboration, and will premiere new pieces by Bright Wave member composers William Brittelle and Michi Wiancko.

Tickets: $25
Press contact: Joan Jastrebski, 212 501 3386, joan@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Sun, Feb 2, 4 pm
Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert
Concerto Competition winners from Kaufman Music Center’s Lucy Moses School, Special Music School and Young Artist Program perform solo works with orchestra

Tickets: $10
Press contact: Joan Jastrebski, 212 501 3386, joan@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Sun, Feb 9, 11 am
Broadway Playhouse: Cy Coleman
In this family performance for ages 4-11, kids get to know the musicals of Sweet Charity and On the 20th Century composer Cy Coleman, who is known for bringing a unique jazz sensibility to Broadway.

Tickets: $20
Press contact: Joan Jastrebski, 212 501 3386, joan@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Tue, Feb 11, 2 pm
Tuesday Matinees: ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra)
One of America’s most exciting self-conducted chamber orchestras performs music spanning six centuries – from Renaissance madrigals to contemporary works.

Mozart: Divertimento in B-flat, K. 137
David Ludwig: Virtuosity: Five Microconcertos for String Orchestra
Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 (Arr. Michi Wiancko)
Judd Greenstein: Four on the Floor
Gesualdo: Tristis est anima mea
Ravel: String Quartet in F major

Tickets: $18
Press contact: Joan Jastrebski, 212 501 3386, joan@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Tue, Feb 18, 8 pm
New York Festival of Song: Warsaw Serenade
Dina Kuznetsova, soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

Warsaw’s musical culture thrived in the mid-twentieth century, nurturing many gifted composers whose ultra-Romantic music was overlooked in the post-war years.
Works by Karol Szymanowski, Grazyna Bacewicz, Mieczyslaw Weinberg and others

Tickets: $55, 40
Press contact: Aleba Gartner, 212 206 1450, a@alebagartner.com

Wed, Feb 19, 7:30 pm
Ecstatic Music Festival: Lesley Flanigan & People Get Ready
Instrument builder, electronic composer and vocalist Lesley Flanigan and the indie band People Get Ready share an affinity for generating sound through movement and objects. Using feedback, voices, choreography and bespoke instruments, they develop a new composition by exploring the physical qualities of their music.

Tickets: $25
Press contact: Joan Jastrebski, 212 501 3386, joan@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Wed, Feb 26, 7:30 pm
Ecstatic Music Festival: Saul Williams & Mivos Quartet
Mivos Quartet makes a night of new music with legendary poet and alternative hip hop performer Saul Williams. Together they will perform the U.S. premiere of NGH WHT, a composition by Saul Williams and Swiss composer Thomas Kessler. Saul and Mivos will also present new collaborative work created together.

Tickets: $25
Press contact: Joan Jastrebski, 212 501 3386, joan@kaufmanmusiccenter.org


Additional Events at Merkin Concert Hall
Please note individual press contacts for each event.

Tue, Feb 4, 7:30 pm
Young Concert Artists: Aleksey Semenenko, violin
Inna Firsova, piano

Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23   
Chausson: Poème, Op. 25
Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 3 “Ballade”
Debussy: Sonata in G minor, L. 140
Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34
Paganini: I Palpiti, Op. 13

Tickets: $40, 27, 10
Press contact: Jennifer DeCinque, 212 307 6656

Sun, Feb 9, 3 pm
Celebrating the Music of William Finn
A special concert with star performers honoring composer and lyricist William Finn

Tickets: Call 917 743 8151
Press contact: Robin Schatell, 917 743 8151

Sun, Feb 9, 7 pm
An Evening of Contemporary Music
Inga Kashakashnili, piano; Jay Campbell, cello; Mary Mackenzie, soprano; Anton Rist, clarinet; Nino Jvania, piano

George Oakley: Prelude, Nocturne and Toccata for piano; Two Sonnets for soprano and piano; Remembrance for clarinet and piano (World Premiere) and Sonata for cello and piano (World Premiere)
Justin Dello Joio: Two Concert Etudes for piano
Richard Danielpour: Three Preludes from “The Enchanted Garden”

Tickets: $35, 25
Press contact: James Carlson, 617 852 7490

Wed, Feb 12, 6:45 pm     
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Labor Unions are the Enemy of the Middle Class 

For:
Linda Chavez, Chairman, Center for Equal Opportunity
Richard Epstein, Professor of Law, New York University

Against:
Lawrence Mishel, President, Economic Policy Institute
Dorian Warren, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Tickets: $40
Press contact: Clea Conner Chang, 212 303 4375

Sat, Feb 15, 8 pm
Ureuk Symphony Orchestra   
104th Opening Season Concert and Memorial Concert for Yong-Ku Ahn
Christopher Joonmoo Lee, conductor
Goon-Shik Yang, baritone; David Park, violin

Elgar: Enigma Variations
Leoncavallo: “Si puo?” – Prologue from I Pagliacci
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Plus Korean Art songs and orchestral music

Tickets: $50, 30
Press contact: Christopher Lee, 201 888 4875

Thu, Feb 20, 8 pm     
Music of Chou Wen-Chung   
Talujon (percussion quartet) and Boston Musica Viva

Chou Wen-Chung: Echoes from the Gorge for percussion; Twilight Colors for six instruments;
Cursive for flute and piano
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio

Tickets: $30, 20
Press contact: William Anderson, 914 479 8627

Sun, Feb 23, 6:30 pm     
Yeshiva Ketana of Manhattan   
Yeshiva Boys Choir

Tickets: $45, 36
Press contact: Scott Miller, 212 769 1790 x210

 

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)
New York, NY 10023


Ticket Information
Tickets at 212 501 3330 or KaufmanMusicCenter.org/MCH

Kaufman Music Center is New York’s go-to place for music education and performance.
It’s where music lovers, from curious fans to renowned performers, come together to explore their musical passions. Founded in 1952 as a community school for pre-conservatory music training, today's Kaufman Music Center is one of the city’s most vibrant cultural organizations, combining world-class teaching with electrifying performances featuring rising young classical stars, Broadway icons and cutting-edge performer/composers who are re-defining contemporary music. Kaufman Music Center is home to Merkin Concert Hall; Lucy Moses School, New York’s largest community arts school; and Special Music School, New York’s only K-12 public school for musically gifted children.

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129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

Press Contact

Joan Jastrebski
212 501 3386
joan@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

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