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Musical Storefronts: Michael Kelly, baritone & Brad Moore, piano

February 27 at 4, 5 & 6 pm

Michael Kelly Bio

Brad Moore Bio



HOLST (1874–1934)  –  Ushas                                                                                               
PARRY (1848–1918)  –  From a City Window                                                                        
MARTIN/BLANE  –  “The Boy Next Door” from Meet Me In St. Louis
BOWLES (1910–1999)  –  A Little Closer Please                                                                     
NEWMAN (b. 1943)  –  I Think It’s Going To Rain Today                                                      
BUCCHINO (b. 1952)  –  Not A Cloud In the Sky                                                                    
MINTZER (b. 1953)  –  All Is Quiet (arr. Elling)

BJÖRK (b. 1965)  –  Cover Me                                                                                                   
AUCOIN (b. 1990)  –  A Clear Midnight                                                                                  
COLLIER (b. 1994)  –  In the Real Early Morning                                                                     
ELLINGTON (1899–1974)  –  Something To Live For                                                                
MUSTO (b. 1954)  –  Echo                                                                                                           
GUETTEL (b. 1964)  –  Saturn Returns                                                                                   

New Light
ELLINGTON  –  I Like the Sunrise (arr. Elling)
SOO (b. 1990)  –  “Times Are Hard For Dreamers” from Amélie 
GORDON (b. 1956)  –  We Will Always Walk Together 
HEGGIE (b. 1961)  –  To a Stranger  
SCHWARTZ/TEBELAK  –  “Beautiful City” from Godspell (1970) 
BROWN (b. 1970)  –  All Things In Time
HERMAN/LAWRENCE/LEE  –  “Open a New Window” from Mame (1966)


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.

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Brad Moore Bio

Brad Moore has conducted the world premieres of The House Without a Christmas Tree (Ricky Ian Gordon) and Some Light Emerges (Laura Kaminsky) at Houston Grand Opera, and has led the company’s revival of The Little Prince, as well as performances of Tosca, L’elisir d’amore and The Magic Flute. Mr. Moore has conducted Ariadne auf Naxos, Dead Man Walking, The Cunning Little Vixen and The Crucible at the Miami Music Festival, and Madama Butterfly at the Castleton Festival. He has been Associate Music Director at the Houston Grand Opera, and an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, Opéra National de Paris, Canadian Opera Company and Los Angeles Opera.

Mr. Moore has performed in recital with many of the world’s great singers including Susan Graham, Renée Fleming, Jamie Barton, Christine Goerke, Angela Meade and Eric Cutler. His discography includes The House Without a Christmas Tree (Gordon/Vavrek) and a recital of American songs with soprano Melody Moore for Pentatone, a recital with Mr. Cutler on the EMI Classics Debut Series, a recital with clarinetist Julian Bliss on Signum Classics, and a recital of songs by American composer Daron Hagen on Arsis Audio.

He has been a piano soloist with orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic. He performed the Martinu Concerto for Harpsichord with the San Francisco Ballet for the world premiere of Mark Morris’ Beaux, and has been heard as a recitative accompanist and continuo player with the Met Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Met Chamber Ensemble.