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Face the Music in New York Magazine’s Vulture

Face the Music and member/composer Paris Lavidis are featured on New York Magazine's Vulture blog! Culture writer Nick Tabor writes, "..unlike the familiar image of young musicians soullessly sawing away at Bach concertos, most of what kids in Face the Music play is experimental, and much of it is outright bizarre. In fact, there’s only one rule: They only perfo…

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Congratulations to the 2015 Lucy Moses School Graduates!

Kaufman Music Center congratulates the remarkable 2015 Lucy Moses School graduates and wishes them the very best of luck as they embark on their next adventures! Max Brodheim  Guitar student of Wes Hutchinson This fall Max will attend Hobart and William Smith Collegesm where he plans to study physics. Ziona Caplan  Piano student of Valida Suk Ziona plans to spen…

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Remembering Friends of Kaufman Music Center

Veronica Pellitteri, a Special Music School alumna who joined the school in 1997, passed away in October of this year following a car accident. She was 23 years old. A gifted pianist and vocalist, Veronica attended LaGuardia High School and later studied voice at Berklee College of Music. Veronica moved to Italy, where she was born, in 2010. She began attending medical sc…

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Congratulations to the 2014 Lucy Moses School Graduates!

Congratulations to the 2014 Lucy Moses School graduates!   We wish them the best of luck as they move on to exciting new adventures. Mayur Baruah (piano, student of Christine Yoon and Hector Martignon) Gabriel Donald (piano & cello, student of Sergey Krivonos, Irina Krivonos and Vladimir Panteleyev) will attend Lehigh University, where he plans to major in aerosp…

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NEW VIDEOS & PHOTOS: LMS Summer String Fest

On Friday, August 23, the 30 students in Lucy Moses School’s Summer String Fest capped an intensive week of lessons, sectionals and chamber orchestra instruction with a concert in Merkin Concert Hall. WATCH VIDEOS of performance highlights: DVOŘÁK  -  Quartet No. 12 in F major, Opus 96 HOLST  -  St. Paul's Suite for String Orchest…

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LMS String Fest Students Meet Joshua Bell

Many of the students in Lucy Moses School’s Summer String Fest program have music credentials that would distinguish much older performers, but hanging out with the virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell was not exactly an ordinary Tuesday afternoon. Following a rehearsal of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major with Bell and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at…

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See Photos of Kaufman Music Center Students in Action!

Spring is always a busy time at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School, with end-of-year concerts and recitals both at the Center and other locations around town. Here are photos from some of our favorite annual events: SMS Spring Choral Concert, Suzuki Spring Festival, Suzuki Recital at P.S. 161 in Harlem, ChamberFest, LMS Discovery Day and…

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Lucy Moses School Student Notes - Spring 2012

Concerto Competition winners Elliot Chang (Cello) and Alice Ivy Pemberton (Violin) performed with a professional orchestra at Merkin Concert Hall on February 12. Performer Certificate Program student Michael Eliran (Composition) performed his own songs at Rockwood Music Hall on February 4, 2012. Read an interview with Michael in Downtown Magazine. Alice Ivy Pemberton …

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2012 Concerto Competition Winners Announced!

Kaufman's Center's 2012 Concerto Competition took place this past Sunday, January 22 at 2:30 pm in Merkin Concert Hall. All participants are students are from Lucy Moses School, Special Music School and Kaufman Center's Young Artist Program. Students chose to perform either a 15 minute instrumental piece or two vocal arias. Kaufma…

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