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Photo above: SMS student Vian Wagatsuma performing in the Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition Winners Showcase Concert at Merkin Concert Hall in June.
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Marjorie Forbes really wanted to play the oboe. For years, she vowed that she would learn but never felt that she had the time. When she retired at age 68, she found a teacher she loved, and all the pieces fell into place. Now 82, she plays every week with chamber ensembles at Kaufman Music Center’s Lucy Moses School (LMS). “I’m just having the best time of my life,”...
On Sunday, October 11 at 6 pm, six middle school composers In Kaufman Music Center’s ComposerCraft program will premiere works inspired by one of the movements from Vivaldi’s bassoon concerto “La Notte” at (le) Poisson Rouge. The pieces were commissioned by Metropolis Ensemble along with four other works by adult composers Brad Balliett, Doug Balliett,...
Featuring the Harlem Quartet and guest conductors Rob Kapilow and Harrison Hollingsworth, Kaufman Music Center's 2015 Summer String Fest brought together some of the most talented young violinists, violists and cellists for an intensive week of music-making leading up to a final performance on August 21, 2015 in Merkin Concert Hall. The program included works by...
Face the Music and member/composer Paris Lavidis are featured on New York Magazine's Vulture blog!
Culture writer Nick Tabor writes,
"..unlike the familiar image of young musicians soullessly sawing away at Bach concertos, most of what kids in Face the Music play is experimental, and much of it is outright bizarre. In fact, there’s only one rule: They only perform...
Kaufman Music Center congratulates the remarkable 2015 Lucy Moses School graduates and wishes them the very best of luck as they embark on their next adventures!
Guitar student of Wes Hutchinson
This fall Max will attend Hobart and William Smith Collegesm where he plans to study physics.
Piano student of Valida Suk
Ziona plans to...
Kaufman Music Center held it's 2015 Gala on May 19 at The Edison Ballroom in Times Square. The evening included performances by students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School as well as Tony winner Jason Robert Brown.
Photos by Monika Graff
DISCOVERY DAY 2015
An Instrument Petting Zoo
Kids sample different instruments alongside expert faculty members at Lucy Moses School.
Thursday, June 11, 4-7 pm, FREE
Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St. btw Broadway & Amsterdam, NYC
Have you ever wanted to try the oboe, wow the world on the saxophone or trumpet, or play the guitar like a...
Sunday, April 19, 3:30 pm
Merkin Concert Hall
FREE for Special Music School & Lucy Moses School students & faculty.
$10 for the general public
Bonjour from Kaufman Music Center! The 2015 Composer Festival will celebrate 500 years of French composers. The concert features nearly 30 extraordinary young performers from Lucy Moses School and Special Music School, who...