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2018 Kaufman Music Center Gala

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2018 Annual Gala

Kaufman Music Center will present longtime Executive Director Lydia Kontos with the Lifetime Achievement Award at our 2018 Gala, which takes place Monday, May 14, 2018 at Guastavino’s in New York City.

Lydia will be recognized for her distinguished career at Kaufman Music Center, which has spanned nearly 40 years, on the occasion of her retirement (planned for fall 2018).

The Gala will feature performances by outstanding guest artists, including: living legends of the flute, Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway, both renowned for gracing stages throughout the world with eloquence and virtuosity; and acclaimed soprano Ailyn Pérez, hailed by the New York Times as a performer who “commands the stage” and “a major soprano." Stay tuned for more details!

We are grateful to the Assurant Foundation, our lead Gala sponsor. 





Your support will transform lives

The Gala is Kaufman Music Center’s most important fundraising event, benefitting our Fund for Music Education.

The Fund helps Kaufman Music Center offer groundbreaking music education programs to more than 4,000 children and teenagers each year through Special Music School, Lucy Moses School, Face the Music, and Theater@Kaufman.

These programs are making a remarkable impact on the lives of young New Yorkers, with alumni attending the most prestigious conservatories and colleges in the world, including The Juilliard School, Oberlin College and Conservatory, and Columbia University.

Want to get involved?

We need your help to make this year’s Gala our most successful ever! Invitations will be sent in mid-March. To reserve a table or tickets before then, please contact the Development Office at development@kaufmanmusiccenter.org or (212) 501-3350.


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Kaufman Music Center Development Department

Tel: 212 501 3350
129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

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