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2020 Kaufman Music Center Gala

Virtual Gala  October 22, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaufman Music Center’s 2020 Gala took place virtually on October 22, 2020. The event was free and open to the public. More than 1,000 people tuned in to help us honor Grammy winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Desmond Child with the Creative Arts Award, and to enjoy performances by our students and Artists-in-Residence Conrad Tao and Seth Parker Woods.

In case you missed the main event, we are pleased to make the video available to the public on this web page. The video begins at the 15 minute mark. Download the event program.

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Thank you to our Gala Benefit Committee:

Gala Chairs
Elaine & Henry Kaufman
Bethany & Robert B. Millard

Gala Vice Chairs
Joel & Tracy Beckerman
Rosalind Devon
Cathy & John O'Rourke

Gala Dinner Chairs
Tom & Ann Johnson
Solange Landau




Johanna Roman Barish
Elizabeth & Stan Brimberg
George Dennis
Charles Dimston & Elena Asribekova
Phyllis & Sam Feder
Margaret Jan & Alex Chi
Nikki Daniels Kready & Jeff Kready
Dennis Lee & Migene Kim
Wendy & Bruce Mosler
William & Janet Schwartz
Nataly & Dimitri Sogoloff
Patricia & Lawrence Weinbach





Musical Muse Donors
Margot Astrachan Production
Joyce Cowin
Peter Gottsegen
Estelle Greco
Sarah & Martin Leibowitz
Marjorie Penrod & Eric Wallar
Barbara & Louis Perlmutter
Janet & Gil Spitzer

In Harmony Friends
Bernard Berkowitz
Elaine S. Bernstein
Justin Berrie
Helene Blue
Fred Braid
Jane & Joseph Chang
Danielle Dimston 
Bernice G. Fleischer
Judi Sorensen Flom
Arlene Friedlander
Jeff Gates & Mike Moran
Helen Hovdesven
Devorah & David Krieger
Marcia Lavipour
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Ann & Michael Loeb
Lila & Ron March
Sal Piscopo
Shahriar & Noa Rafimayeri
Donna & Steven Schragis
Orli Shaham & David Robertson
Irving Sitnick
Gordon H. Smith
Marcy & David Tannenbaum
Rebecca Trachtenberg
Universal Music Publishing Group
Jay & Randi Vodofsky
Qian Xue & Kailuo Wang
Tina Yu & Gary Lee

Parent, Faculty, & Staff Committee
Mary Barto 
Joshua Bell
Jill & Arthur Caruso
Mark & Anna Gurevich
Jenny Liao
Jill & Michael Neiberg
Stephanie & Mark Rambler
Barbara Rellstab
Jessica Rothstein & Kurt Lageschulte
Luka & Niko Zylik 

List as of September 17, 2020

View photos & videos from the 2019 Gala:

Gala Performance Video: Caroline Shaw and Attacca Quartet perform Shaw's "Find the Line" with the Special Music School High School Men's Choir.

Gala Performance Video: The Kingston Trio performs Astor Piazzolla's "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Spring)"