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Q&A with Terrance McKnight

WQXR evening host Terrance McKnight talks about his new concert series at Merkin Hall, “Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight,” which features pianist Ursula Oppens, harpist Bridget Kibbey and pianist André Watts. He discusses his unique approach to sharing classical music with listeners, and some of the formative experiences that made him who he is toda…

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2019 Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon

2019 Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon - February 10, 2019 Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School proudly offers scholarships to more than a hundred students every year, ensuring that those in need of financial assistance have the opportunity to pursue their love of music, theater and dance. The Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon helps make this important goal a reality. Each…

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A Who’s Who of the Contemporary Music Scene Celebrates Cello Legend Fred Sherry at Merkin Hall

On October 28, an all-star cast of contemporary music luminaries took the stage at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall for a celebration of cello legend Fred Sherry, “a dynamic, ebullient and magnanimous artist and teacher” (Steve Smith, The New Yorker). A champion of the music of our time for more than five decades, Sherry is a beloved faculty member at T…

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Fun Facts: Piano Edition!

What member of the animal kingdom responds to piano music just like humans? What is the most expensive piano made of? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our list of Fun Facts: Piano Edition!  The first piano was invented in 1709 by an Italian harpsicord maker Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori. The piano was first called gravicembalo col piano e forte…

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Video Playlist: 2018-19 Tuesday Matinees Artists

Preview the rising artists featured during this season's Tuesday Matinees series! Join us for our next concert featuring pianist Daniel Lebhardt on Tuesday, Nov. 6! Daniel Lebhardt at Merkin Hall's 2016 Young Concert Artists Series Multipiano Ensemble with the "Tel Aviv Soloists" Chamber Orchestra Tremolo Percussion Ensemble Argus Quartet Tessa Lark with Renan…

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Rob Kapilow Reveals the Origins of “What Makes It Great?”

Hear classical masterpieces with new ears! The new season of What Makes It Great? begins Mon, Oct 22 with Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Featuring host Rob Kapilow, the Rolston String Quartet & double bassist Sam Suggs. Details & tickets Mozart's most famous piece, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, is shrouded in mystery. No one knows who it was written for or why …

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Watch Our Video Playlist of the 2019 Ecstatic Music Festival Artists

Preview the remarkable lineup of composers and performers at the 2019 Ecstatic Music Festival, which begins on January 7! wild Up with Bjork Zola Jesus performs live at Webster Hall William Britelle with fellow Ecstatic Music Festival performer Wye Oak Deerhoof performs live in Tokyo Tigue performs at National Sawdust Irreversible En…

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Q&A with Kate Sheeran, Kaufman Music Center’s New Executive Director

Kaufman Music Center’s brand new Executive Director Kate Sheeran took the helm in September following the retirement of long-time leader Lydia Kontos. A professional French horn player with serious music education chops – she was formerly Provost and Dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Assistant Dean at Mannes School of Music – Kate shares…

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A New Way to Give!

You asked, and we listened! Kaufman Music Center is pleased to announce the switch to a new and improved online giving platform. Now it’s easier than ever to support Kaufman Music Center online. From our new, easy-to-use page, you can select the program you’d like to support, and even establish an automatic monthly gift. In addition, donations dedicated in hono…

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Meet Maya Fortune, Violinist & Special Music School Alumna

Maya Fortune is a Special Music School alumna from the Upper West Side. As a child, Maya loved to play with her aunt’s full-size violin, which inspired her to begin studying the instrument when she was five years old. During her time at SMS, Maya was very involved in school ensembles and music classes as well as Face the Music. She says that SMS inspired he…

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