Kaufman Music Center holds a variety of special events throughout the year to benefit our programs at Special Music School, Lucy Moses School and Merkin Concert Hall. To request an invitation, purchase tickets, or learn more about any of our events, please contact the Development Department at 212 501 3350 or email@example.com.
The Gala is our biggest annual fundraising event and honors individuals who are committed to the performing arts and arts education. Past honorees have included Cy Coleman, John Sykes, Betty Comden, Aaron Copland, Alan Menken, Joseph Papp, and Scott Stringer. The elegant evening included a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and a concert by Kaufman Music Center students and Merkin Concert Hall artists.
The 2014 Kaufman Music Center Gala will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). More information about this event to come!
Held in beautiful homes around the city, Musical Evenings are cocktail receptions followed by intimate performances by world-renowned artists. Performers in past seasons have included violinist, Hilary Hahn, Kronos Quartet, flutist James Galway, pianist Lang Lang, violinist Gil Shaham, the Brentano String Quartet, clarinetist David Krakauer, and cellist Matt Haimovitz. All proceeds benefit the music program of Special Music School, New York City's only K-12 public school that teaches music as a core subject.
The 2013-14 Musical Evenings will feature violinist Joshua Bell on November 18, 2013, cellist Adrian Daurov on February 3, 2014, and pianist Jonathan Biss on April 24, 2014. For additional information about the series please contact the Development Office at 212 501 3350.
Our annual luncheon honors a friend of Kaufman Music Center while raising funds for student scholarships at Lucy Moses School. More than 200 need-based scholarships are awarded each year to students pursuing studies in music, theater and dance.
The 2014 Scholarship Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The luncheon is followed by our annual Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert in Merkin Concert Hall, which showcases talented students from the scholarship program.
The 2014 Lucy Moses School Scholarship Luncheon will honor Phyllis Feder, Vice President of Kaufman Music Center's Board of Trustees and Chairman of Lucy Moses School's Participating Board. We are thrilled to pay tribute to Phyllis for her extraordinary dedication to music education and her tireless efforts on behalf of Lucy Moses School.
The 2013 Theater Wing Party was held on Sunday, January 27. One of Kaufman Music Center’s most beloved events, the annual Theater Wing Party takes place at an exquisite Upper West Side home, complete with delicious cocktails, sumptuous hors d'œuvres and lively entertainment featuring some incredible musical talent from Kaufman Music Center’s very own Broadway Close Up and Broadway Playhouse series. The party culminates in a sing-a-long of Broadway favorites. Proceeds from the event go to support the Center’s Musical Theater programs. Click here for more information about the 2013 Theater Wing Party.