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Emily Krell Named Producer & Managing Director of Merkin Concert Hall

Kaufman Music Center announced this week that Emily Krell has joined the staff as Producer and Managing Director of Merkin Concert Hall. Krell has been working with the Center as an independent producer since 2009, producing the Ecstatic Music Festival, New York Guitar Festival, Tuesday Matinees and other series and events. In her new role as Producer and Managing...

Announcing the 2014-15 Performers - “What Makes It Great?”

Kaufman Music Center announces a series of exceptional performers who will join What Makes It Great? host Rob Kapilow at Merkin Concert Hall this fall.

Kapilow – conductor, composer, author and NPR music commentator – unravels and explores great musical masterpieces with audiences and performers on stage, asking what makes great music great? He takes listeners inside...

Kaufman Friends Nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards

It’s exciting to see so many friends of Kaufman Music Center nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards this year!
 

Bridges of Madison County composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown (picturd above) leads the pack with Tony nominations for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, and Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Orchestrations and Outstanding Musical.

Tony...

Hear Ecstatic Music Festival concerts on demand!

Listen to the first  four Ecstatic Music Festival shows on demand, courtesy of Q2 Music, the festival's digital venue.

Get the full festival schedule.

Hospitality & Face the Music
The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR, 1/31/14

Click here to watch the webcast, or listen to the audio below:


Dawn of Midi & Bright Wave

Merkin Concert Hall, 2/1/14


Lesley...

Read About the New York Guitar Festival in the New York Times

"Folk, pop and classical music meet in unlikely places in South America," writes Jon Pareles in the New York Times. "That was one recurring motif, along with nimble fingers, attention to detail and a sense of humor, in Monday night’s concert at Merkin Concert Hall. It was the evening half of the New York Guitar Festival’s free pair of concerts, 'Guitar Marathon: Las...

Ecstatic Music Festival Preview Video!

Get complete festival details here.

The Ecstatic Music Festival® is a collection of unique and utterly original collaborative concerts that bring together performers and composers from across the sonic spectrum.

Experience genre-bending performances that mesh a myriad of musical influences into events that are at once engaging, sophisticated and immediate.

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September Holidays

Lucy Moses School and Merkin Concert Hall will be closed on the following dates:

THU 9/5 - FRI 9/6 (Rosh Hashanah)
THU 9/19 - FRI 9/20 (Sukkot)
THU 9/26 - FRI 9/27 (Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah)

As these holidays are built into the Lucy Moses School calendar. No makeups are required.

Get ECSTATIC on the Waterfront June 29 & 30!

ECSTATIC® Summer Takes Over Hudson River Waterfront Site
for Two River to River Festival Concerts

Sat, June 29 & Sun, June 30, 5 pm
Brookfield Place Plaza, 220 Vesey St., NYC

This year’s ECSTATIC® Summer event – part concert and part “happening” – will take over Brookfield Place with over a dozen musicians featuring two full sets of newly commissioned,...

2013 LMS Discovery Day is June 11

DISCOVERY DAY 2013

Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 4-7 pm

Children Are Invited Try Different Musical Instruments at this FREE Annual Event
at New York City’s Largest Community Arts School

At this FREE event, children ages four and up can try out a wide range of instruments under the guidance of Lucy Moses School’s dedicated and...

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Announcing the 2013-14 Tuesday Matinees!

Kaufman Music Center's Tuesday Matinees series presents some of today’s finest young classical performers who are well on their way to international renown. The 2013-14 artists include some extraordinary ensembles, including ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra), the Ariel Quartet, the Lysander Piano Trio and MultiPiano, a dazzling keyboard spectacle featuring young...

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