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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 was particularly special as SMS celebrates its 20th anniversary, and gears up for the graduation of its first-ever senior class in June 2017! This season featured two immensely successful events featuring the Juilliard String Quartet in November and violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins with pianist Craig Ketter in April.

Keep an eye on this page for updates on the 2017-2018 Musical Evening Series, to be announced soon!


Our spring event in the Musical Evening Series featured violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins with pianist Craig Ketter. The "versatile violinist who makes the music come alive” with her “tonal mastery”  and “searing intensity”, Ms. Hall-Tompkins recently starred as 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. Ms. Hall-Tompkins was awarded the 2017 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, presented by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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


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

Missed the event but still 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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