Kaufman Music Center

Special Events

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 development@kaufman-center.org.

Kaufman MUSIC Center GALA

The Gala is our biggest annual fundraising event! The elegant evening includes a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and a concert by Kaufman Music Center students and professional artists.

The 2014 Kaufman Music Center Gala will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6:30pm at The Edison Ballroom in Times Square (240 W. 47th Street). This year's event will feature internationally renowned violinist Robert McDuffie, acclaimed violist Hsin-Yun Huang and performances by Kaufman Music Center performing artists and students.

Ticket prices start at $1,000, tables at $10,000, and gala journal ads at $500. Special discounted ticket and ad prices are available for Lucy Moses School and Special Music School parents, students and faculty members. To purchase tickets, tables or ads, or for information, call 212 501 3350 or email development@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.


Musical Evenings

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 featured 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.


Scholarship Luncheon

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 luncheon is followed by our annual Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert in Merkin Concert Hall, which showcases talented students from the scholarship program.

The 2014 Scholarship Luncheon took place on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 and honored Phyllis Feder, Vice President of Kaufman Music Center's Board of Trustees and Chairman of Lucy Moses School's Participating Board. We were thrilled to pay tribute to Phyllis for her dedication to music education and her tireless efforts on behalf of Lucy Moses School.

The 2015 Scholarship Luncheon on March 10, 2015 will honor an extraordinary educator and acclaimed performer: Roni Ben-Hur, Director of LMS’s Jazz Program.

Kaufman MUSIC Center Theater Wing party

The 2014 Theater Wing Party was held on Sunday, February 9 and featured Martin Charnin, celebrated lyricist, writer, director and creative genius behind the original score for Annie and performances by actress/singer Shelley Burch, star of Nine. 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. The party culminates in a sing-a-long of Broadway favorites. Proceeds from the event go to support the Center’s Musical Theater programs.

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