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2021 Kaufman Music Center Gala

Tickets and Event Information

Kaufman Music Center's Gala will take place on Monday, June 7, 2021. All proceeds from the Gala will support the Center's music education programs, providing scholarships and program subsidies for students in need.

This year's Gala will celebrate Devorah Rose and David Krieger. A Kaufman Music Center Trustee and Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus, David has a deep commitment to music education and is a devoted champion of the arts. Devorah is a philanthropist, animal activist, and the Editor-in-Chief of Social Life Magazine.The evening will also feature Kaufman Music Center students and a distinguished lineup of artists spanning the worlds of classical, pop and Broadway: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter/actor Sara Bareilles, Grammy-winning operatic soprano Angel Blue, Grammy-winning violinist Gil Shaham, acclaimed violinist Adele Anthony, Broadway stars Nikki Renée Daniels & Michael Winther and What Makes It Great? host Rob Kapilow. Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Patti LuPone, Nile Rodgers and Alexa Ray Joel will make special appearances.

We hope you join us for this one-night-only virtual celebration. We need your support more than ever to ensure we can continue transforming lives through music, theater, and dance!


Thank you to our 2021 Gala Donors!

Rosalind Devon
Elain & Henry Kaufman
Bethany & Robert B. Millard

Joel & Tracy Beckerman
Dinah Jacobs
Krieger Family
Cathy & John O'Rourke

David Klafter & Nancy Kestenbaum
Solange Landau
The Reich Fund

George J. Dennis
Phyllis & Sam Feder
Wendy & Bruce Mosler
William & Janet Schwartz
Patricia Weinbach

Jody & John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation
Margot Astrachan
Peter M. Gottsegen
Estelle Greco
J. Ira & Nicki Harris
Jane & Gerald Katcher
Anne Stark Locher
Steven & Fern Loeb
Marjorie Penrod & Eric Wallar
Sall Piscopo
E. John Rosenwald

Laura & Manuel Bardash
Johanna Roman Barish
Richard & Diana Beattie
Kathleen Begala & Yves-Andre Istel
Elaine S. Bernstein
Justin Berrie
Fred Braid 
Phyllis Brochstein
Faith Burton
Rebecca Cooper & Michael Waldman
Joyce Cowin
Barbara Deane
Lydia Emil
Jeff Gates & Mike Moran
Marsha Gray
Sharon Gurwitz
Kara Hammond
Rochelle & David Hirsch
Helen Hovdesven
Sophia Hughes
Shawn Kahle
Daniel S. Kaufman & Timothy W. Beaver
Jane Klein
Riki Larimer
Pamela Luchansky & Chester Kaplan
Francois & Ketty Maisonrouge
Lila & Ron March
Christina M. Mason
Or Olam, The East 55th Street Synagogue
Sarah Paley & Robert Kerrey
Elizabeth Paw & Tyley Ross
Patricia Dugan Perlmuth
Noa & Shahriar Rafimayeri
Priscilla & Richard Schmeelk
Donna & Steven Schragis
Orli Shaham & David Robertson
Sybil Shainwald
Irving Sitnick
Gordon H. Smith
Janet & Gil Spitzer
Shining Sung
Marcy & David Tannenbaum
Kara Unterberg
Jay & Randi Vodofsky

Joshua Bell
Jane & Joseph Chang
Roger G. Chin & Eileen J. Shin
Nikki Renée Daniels & Jeff Kready
Lidia & Ken Feyder
Mark Graham
Patty & Christopher Heim
Robin & Laurent Landau
Stephanie & Mark Rambler
Barbara Rellstab
Jessica Rothstein & Kurt Lageschulte
Nataly & Dimitri Sogoloff
Roni Tamari & Shai Wosner
Luka & Niko Zylik

List as of June 4, 2021

View our 2020 Virtual Gala:

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.