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Musical Evenings Benefitting Special Music School

For more information, call 212 501 3350.
For more information, call 212 501 3350.

Musical Evenings Benefiting Special Music School

Our Musical Evening Series offers an incredible opportunity to experience intimate recitals by world-class musicians in support of the Center's Special Music School - New York City's only K-12 public school to include music as a part of the core curriculum. These events take place in beautiful, private homes throughout New York City, where the hosts generously underwrite the cost of the event - meaning 100% of  ticket sales and donations help to provide intensive conservatory-prep training free-of-charge to our extraordinary young Special Music School students.

The 2016-17 series is particularly special as SMS celebrates its 20th anniversary, and gears up for the graduation of its first-ever senior class in June 2017! Having completed an immensely successful event featuring the Juilliard String Quartet in November, we hope you will consider joining us as a 20th Anniversary Benefactor for the upcoming performance by violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins with pianist Craig Ketter on April 27, 2017


This April, the Musical Evening Series will feature violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, "the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive” with her “tonal mastery”  and “searing intensity”. Currently the “Fiddler,” violin soloist, for the Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” The New York Times hailed Ms. Hall-Tompkins in a feature article as holding the title role, together with dancer Jesse Kovarsky.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Cocktail Reception at 6:30 pm
Concert begins promptly at 7:30 pm
Host by Elisa Loti Stein

Individual Tickets: $275
20th Anniversary Benefactor Tickets: $1,000

This event is sold out! Please call 212-501-3359 to add your name to the waitlist. 

If you have further questions regarding event details, please contact Abby Mitchell at amitchell@kaufmanmusiccenter.org or 212 501 3359.

No physical tickets will be issued for this event, guests will receive confirmation and address details from the Kaufman Music Center Development office following purchase. $250 tax-deductible per Individual Ticket; $975 tax-deductible per 20th Anniversary Benefactor Ticket.


This year's series began on November 16th with a performance by the world-renowned Juilliard String Quartet. Widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, celebrates its 70th season in 2016. Over its seven decades, the Quartet has made manifest the credo of its founders to "play new works as if they were established masterpieces and established  masterpieces as if they were new."

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Cocktail Reception at 6:30 pm
Concert at 7:30 pm

Hosted by Bethany and Robert B. Millard

Make a donation to special music school

Can't attend or simply want to support Special Music School? Please do! Gifts of all sizes make a difference in our students' education. To make a donation, click here or call the Development Office at 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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