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Kaufman Music
Center Gala

Monday, May 22, 2017  |  6:30pm

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2017 Annual gala

Kaufman Music Center’s Annual Gala will take place on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Guastavino's. This year, we are thrilled to honor world-renowned violinist, and Special Music School Parent, Joshua Bell with the Creative Arts Award. 

HOW YOUR SUPPOrT will make A DIFFERENCE

The Annual Gala is Kaufman Music Center’s most important fundraising event. In May, we will continue celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Center's Special Music School, a K-12 public school for musically gifted children. This year, the Center will invest $8,000 in the music curriculum for each SMS student, underwriting music history, theory, composition, technology, conducting, sound production, and entrepreneurship classes; chorus, orchestra, and chamber music rehearsals; masterclasses with internationally renowned guest artists; and special events and performances. Your support will allow us to continue offering these programs at no cost to families, ensuring that students from all walks of life can be a part of the creative and intellectual community at SMS, regardless of their financial means.

once in a lifetime performances

While the Gala performance program is still underway, we are excited to annouce that Joshua Bell will be performing with esteemed pianist Alessio Bax, as well as some of our very talented students. It should be an unforgettable evening, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

GET INVOLVED

Want to Support this Important Milestone?

Please do! Gifts of all sizes make a difference in our students’ education. To make a donation, click here or call 212 501 3350.

Ticket Opportunities

Gala tickets start at $1,000, with special discounts for Special Music School and  Lucy Moses School parents and faculty. Tables start at $10,000. If you would like to make an early commitment for a ticket or table purchase, please call the Development Office at 212 501 3353 or email Zoe Dickman, Development Associate at zdickman@kaufmanmusiccenter.org. More detailed ticketing information can be found on this webpage under the "More Info" tab.

Commemorative Journal Ads

The Gala Journal provides guests and supporters with the opportunity to be part of a lasting keepsake.  More information on Journal Sponsorship levels is forthcoming.

2016 Annual Gala

Last year's Gala took place at The Edison Ballroom on Tuesday May 24, 2016. Featuring cocktails, a seated dinner, and live music, this was an unforgettable celebration of what makes Kaufman Music Center so special!

We were proud to recognize two honorees who have made exceptional contributions to the world of music education. The recipient of our Creative Arts Award was David Robertson, a world-class conductor and current director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra who has devoted his time and talent to working with students and young artists throughout his career. We also presented former Kaufman Music Center Trustee Solange Landau with our Patron Award for her outstanding dedication and commitment to the Center which have proven instrumental to our success for several decades. 

The program included performances by voilinists Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony with pianist Orli Shaham. There was a special performance by the father-and-son team Peter and David Robertson. The program also featured exceptionally talented students from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School and Lucy Moses School. The event featured cocktails, a seated dinner, and a live auction hosted by Chloe Waddington of Christie’s. 

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

Can’t attend, but want to make a contribution?  Click here!

Gala TABLES

Gala tickets start at $1,000, with special discounts for Lucy Moses School and Special Music School parents and faculty. Tables start at $10,000.

$50,000 SPECIAL MUSIC SCHOOL 20th ANNIVERSARY GALA CHAIR
Premier Table for 10. Listing as Gala Chair on the invitation. Two-page Premium Gala
Journal Ad. Listing in Merkin Concert Hall programs for one year. Name and logo in Gala
Press Release. Opportunity for company product placement at the event.

$25,000 GALA VICE-CHAIR
VIP Table for 10. Listing as Vice-Chair on the Invitation. Full-page Premium Gala Journal Ad.
Listing in Merkin Concert Hall programs for one year. Name and logo in Gala Press Release.
Opportunity for company product placement at the event.

$15,000 GALA DINNER CHAIR
Select Table for 10. Listing as Dinner Chair on the Invitation. Full-page Gala Journal Ad.
Listing in Merkin Concert Hall programs for one year.

$10,000 ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT COMMITTEE
Table for 10. Listing as Anniversary Benefit Committee. Recognition as underwriter on one
page in the Gala Journal. Listing in Merkin Concert Hall programs for one year.

gala TICKETS

$2,500 20th ANNIVERSARY LEADERSHIP TICKET
Individual Ticket(s) with Preferred Seating and Benefit Committee listing.
Listing in Merkin Concert Hall programs for one year.

$1,000 IN HARMONY
Individual Ticket(s) with Benefit Committee listing. Listing in Merkin Concert Hall
programs for one year.

The estimated fair market value of goods and services received is $205 per person. The balance of ticket costs in excess of this amount is considered a tax-deductible contribution.

GALA JOURNAL ADVERTISING

Detailed information on Journal Sponsorship levels is forthcoming. Stay tuned!

Kaufman Music Center Development Department

Tel: 212 501 3350
development@kaufmanmusiccenter.org
129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

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