"The sound and space are fantastic. It's an intimate setting where the audience can really feel like they're a part of the performance." - Audience Member
Merkin Concert Hall’s innovative programming, intimate scale and near perfect acoustics have earned it a reputation as one of New York City’s finest concert venues. Noted in the New York Times for its “reputation for avant-gardism of a cool and cerebral nature,” Merkin presents adventurous work—including many world premieres—by contemporary composers and some of today’s most acclaimed and inspiring performers.
In addition to cutting-edge new music, Merkin Concert Hall presents some of the best new talents in the classical world, celebrations of musical theater with Broadway’s top professionals and lively musical revues for children and families. Signature series include Broadway Close Up, Tuesday Matinees, the Ecstatic Music Festival, Broadway Playhouse, New York Festival of Song and New Sounds Live hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer.
Merkin Concert Hall is a division of Kaufman Music Center, a non-profit music education and performance organization that is also home to Lucy Moses School, a community arts school for all ages; Special Music School (P.S. 859); and the acclaimed youth new music ensemble Face the Music.