February 14 at 12, 1 & 2 pm
Valentines to J.S. Bach:
Original compositions in response to the Bach Chaconne
PAULINE KIM HARRIS/SPENCER TOPEL – Ambient Chaconne for Violin and Electronics (2018)
JESSE STILES – Beau−ootiful Soo−oop for Violin and Electronics (2021) World Premiere
RAMIN HEYDARBEYGI – Djuy جوی for Solo Violin (2021) World Premiere
ELIZABETH HOFFMAN – morsels for Solo Violin (2018)
YOON-JI LEE – Shakonn for Solo Violin and Voice (2014)
ANNIE GOSFIELD – Long Waves and Random Pulses (2012) for Solo Violin
JOHN KING – C-H-A-C-O-N-N-E (2013) for Solo Violin
January 21-April 28, 2021
Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.
Special thanks to Jay Dweck, Milstein Properties, Steinway & Sons, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and Breads Bakery.