Kaufman Music Center

History & Design

Kaufman Center's Merkin Concert Hall, located in the Abraham Goodman House, opened in 1978 and was named in honor of a major gift by Hermann and Ulla Merkin. Designed by noted Modernist architect Ashok Bhavnani, the Goodman House is a notable example of the Brutalist raw-concrete style. When it was first built, the Goodman House won the prestigious Bard Award for its unique architectural design and efficiency. With its near-perfect acoustics and intimate feel, the 450-seat Merkin Concert Hall quickly gained a reputation for being one of New York’s best performance spaces for chamber music. A 2007 renovation led by architect Robert A. M. Stern gave the hall and the exterior of the Goodman House a much-needed facelift and improved the technical capabilities of the hall.

Merkin Concert Hall offers state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities including a professional recording studio, film screening capabilities and an infrared listening system for the hearing impaired.

 

Merkin Concert Hall

212 501 3330
Goodman House
129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
boxoffice@kaufmanmusiccenter.org
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