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Highlights from the
2017 Gala

Kaufman Music Center’s 2017 Annual Gala took place at Guastavino’s on Monday, May 22, 2017. The Center was proud to honor violinist Joshua Bell with the Creative Arts Award. At this elegant event, nearly 300 supporters gathered to celebrate Mr. Bell’s accomplishments and the 20th Anniversary of Special Music School. Guests enjoyed performances by Mr. Bell and pianist Alessio Bax alongside some of Special Music School’s most accomplished students.

The 2017 Gala raised more than $800,000 to support Kaufman Music Center’s Fund for Music Education.  The Fund supports the extensive music curriculum at Special Music School; provides scholarships to underprivileged students at Lucy Moses School; and creates opportunities for children in New York City’s neediest schools to enjoy musical theater performances.

Photos by Monika Graff