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Lucy Moses Students Raise More than $43K for their Peers in Need

This year, Lucy Moses School will award scholarships to more than 200 young people, who could not otherwise afford to take classes and lessons. To help make this possible, on Sunday, February 10, Lucy Moses School hosted its third-annual Play-a-thon Scholarship Drive. More than 80 musicians of all banded together for an all-day music marathon, which raised over $43,611 for…

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Face the Music Awarded a Challenge Grant

It's a great time to support Face the Music! The Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust recognizes the importance of new music with a challenge: All new and increased donations to Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music youth new music program before March 31 will be doubled up to $10,000. This funding will go directly towards hiring coaches, conductors and collaborat…

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Meet Eve Schwartz, A Vocalist at Lucy Moses School

A professional singer eager to expand her knowledge of Yiddish music, Eve Schwartz first came to Kaufman Music Center’s Lucy Moses School in 1981. At that time she studied with two of the foremost authorities in Yiddish repertoire, Misha Alexandrovich and Mascha Benya. Since then she’s sung in various LMS choruses, and today you can find her singing Jewish chor…

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Meet Andrew Chung, Lucy Moses School’s Youngest Student

Lucy Moses School’s youngest student will turn two this spring. Andrew Chung loves his Music for Toddlers class, especially the welcome song when the teacher sings his name. A huge fan of M&Ms, Andrew is partial to toy cars and trucks with flashing lights and sirens. It’s never too early to introduce children to music! “I just want him to have a love …

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Q&A with Taj Graves-Parker, Trombonist and Kaufman Music Center Student

“When I was in 3rd grade I knew I wanted to do music for the rest of my life.” At age 17, Taj Graves-Parker is already a seasoned musician who first took up the trombone in third grade. A lifelong Bronx resident and a student at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School (P.S. 859) since 6th grade, she’s now a high school senior juggling homework a…

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Q&A with Adrianna Mateo, Singer-Songwriter, Actress & Educator

Solo violinist, alt-pop artist, singer-songwriter and actress Adrianna Mateo (New Amsterdam Records) has worked with Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music teen new music ensemble as a coach, conductor and concertmaster. This fall, she led Face the Music’s first four-week songwriting masterclass. She shared her thoughts on teaching songwriting, mentorship, and w…

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Face the Music & Brooklyn Raga Massive at the Rubin Museum

Rhythms of India Fri, Apr 12, 7 pm at The Rubin Museum of Art Get tickets on the Rubin web site. The dynamic artist collective Brooklyn Raga Massive teams up with Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music for an evening inspired by South Asian classical music. The program includes selections from “Passages,” the classic album of works composed by…

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Q&A with Helga Davis

Vocalist and WQXR host Helga Davis tells us about Yet Unheard, the piece she’ll perform with a chamber orchestra and singers from Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music teen new music program at National Sawdust on February 11. Written by composer Courtney Bryan and poet Sharan Strange, it was inspired by the tragic death of Sandra Bland, the young African-Ameri…

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Fun Harp Facts

Discover something new about the harp! And come see the amazing things the harp can do on March 2, when harpist Bridget Kibbey will perform Renaissance and Baroque works arranged for the harp, including Bach's mighty Toccata and Fugue, in Merkin Hall. This evening of conversation and performance will be hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight. Info & tickets The har…

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Laura Kaminsky Celebrates Her Friendship with Only at Merkin Performer Ursula Oppens

THREE INTIMATE EVENINGS OF CONVERSATION AND PERFORMANCE. Kaufman Music Center's brand new series, Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight, begins Sat, Feb 2, with a 75th Birthday Tribute to Ursula Oppens. Featuring WQXR's Terrance McKnight, renowned pianist Ursula Oppens and the Cassatt String Quartet.  The program includes the world premiere of Laura …

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