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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. …

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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 Flaniga…

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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 Mar…

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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. Witness the…

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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.

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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 …

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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 an…

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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 you…

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Composer Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. Talks about his Ecstatic Music Festival Premiere, “Changing Same”

"Changing Same" by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. 1. 19 2. Behold the Only Thing Greater than Yourself 3. Miserere 4. The Most Beautiful Magic 5. Alpha Man 6. Unlimited Premiered by Numinous March 16, 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center Go to the event page for this concert. "Changing Same" by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. “R&B is about emo…

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Ecstatic Music Festival Curator Judd Greenstein Introduces the 2013 Festival PART 2

The next three concerts at the Ecstatic Music Festival each feature at least one of my favorite experimentally-minded artists from the indie rock world (I say "from" in the sense that this is where they've gotten the most traction, not to say that this is necessarily where they see themselves as belonging), all coming into dialogue with incredible composers and new mu…

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