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Amy Roberts Frawley Named Managing Director of Merkin Concert Hall


Kaufman Music Center announced this week that Amy Roberts Frawley has joined the staff as Managing Director of Merkin Concert Hall. She steps into this role with experience in artist management, not-for-profit administration, development, marketing, curation and event production. Her most recent positions have been those as curator of performing arts at Wave Hill, program director of Composers Now and executive vice president of Concert Artists Guild.

"I am honored to join the team at this vital Center, always a favorite place of mine to go for culture," says Frawley. "I look forward to advancing its mission, serving its constituencies, creating elegant and adventurous new presenting partnerships and welcoming artists and audiences to Merkin Concert Hall."

Says Kaufman Music Center’s Executive Director, Lydia Kontos, “Amy’s knowledge of the contemporary music scene and experience forging creative partnerships make her an outstanding addition to our team.”

At Wave Hill, Frawley re-invigorated an indoor series that presents classical and new concert works, traditional and Latin jazz, and American popular music. There, she also commissioned new works, and produced outdoor events focused on Bronx artists, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriters, dance and spoken word.

For Composers Now, Ms. Frawley created the organization's presence on social media, e-marketing campaigns, and its presenter partners initiative. In addition, she administered the annual Festival, including opening events at Tenri Cultural Institute, the Cell and the DiMenna Center, and its creative residencies for composers.

At Concert Artists Guild, Amy mentored young professionals on all aspects of their careers, including the Brasil Guitar Duo, Michael Brown, Claire Chase, Imani Winds, Bridget Kibbey, Soyeon Kate Lee, the Parker String Quartet and Michi Wiancko. Also at CAG, she supervised staff, marketing and development campaigns, participated on strategic and long-range planning committees, and commissioned new works. Her work there also included producing series and events at venues, including Zankel and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Rubin Museum, the Hudson Theatre, Le Poisson Rouge, the Greene Space and Barbès Bar and Performance Space.

Ms. Frawley is a former chair of the board of directors of Look & Listen, during which time she produced two annual L&L Festivals at Pratt Manhattan Gallery. She is a member of the board of directors of Claire Chase's Pnea Foundation.