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NEW VIDEO! Watch Tony Arnold at the Resonant Bodies Festival at Merkin Concert Hall

Watch soprano Tony Arnold perform Beat Furrer's "Lotófagos" and Thomas Adès's "Life Story" at the sold-out opening night of the 2015 Resonant Bodies Festival.

Read a New York Times review of this concert, which took place at Merkin Concert Hall on Sep 9, 2015.

Tony Arnold

Jacob Greenberg, piano
Randall Zigler, double bass
Gleb Kanasevich, bass clarinet...

An Interview with Liz Callaway

Now in its 16th season, Kaufman Music Center’s Bound for Broadway brings together teams of lyricists and composers of new musicals, who share their creative process with the audience as well as songs from the shows. These performances are hosted by Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Liz Callaway, best known for her roles in musicals like Merrily We Roll Along, Follies...

NEW VIDEO! Rob Kapilow Introduces “What Makes It Great?”

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...

2015 Composer Festival: 500 Years of French Composers

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...

Listen to the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival Concerts on Demand!

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...

A Uniquely New York Hanukkah - “Latkes & Applesauce” in The Jewish Week

"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...

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.


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


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