On Nov 2, NPR commentator/conductor/pianist Rob Kapilow will show you what makes Beethoven's brilliant, conflicted and contradictory Kreutzer Sonata tick. At each What Makes It Great? performance, Rob unravels a musical masterpiece, which is then performed in its entirety and followed by a Q&A with the audience. Get series info.
Watch Rob introduce the series, and...
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...
Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum!
Listen to the 2015 performances on demand at Q2 Music:
Mantra Percussion & Ian Williams 1/15
Helado Negro & thingNY 2/12
Julia Holter, Alex Temple & Spektral Quartet, 2/25
Bang on a Can People's...
"Latkes & Applesauce" - a family Hanukkah musical with a distinctly NYC twist!
Read about our Hanukkah show in The Jewish Week!
"Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, seems tailor-made for a city known for its luminous skyscrapers that glitter and sparkle in the night," writes Ted Merwin . "For Sean Hartley, the creator of the Chanukah-themed children’s show, 'Latkes...
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...
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...
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.
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
"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...
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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