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Special Events

Musical Evenings

Experience spectacular music by world-class artists in unique settings. Musical Evenings are private concerts by the brightest stars in the music world, benefiting Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School. Past performers include: Hillary Hahn, Cho-Liang Lin, Paquito D’Rivera, J’Nai Bridges, Emanuel Ax, Anthony McGill, and Sharon Isbin, among many others. The first event of the 2019-20 season will be held on October 23, 2019. Stay tuned for more information!

Lucy Moses School Play-A-Thon

Taking place this year on Sunday, February 9, 2020, the Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon is a marathon day of back-to-back student recitals performed in support of the Lucy Moses School Scholarship Fund. The Play-a-thon sees students, families, and friends coming together to give back to the community and support each other. All funds raised provide scholarships to students in need. Learn more and sign up.

Theater@Kaufman Benefit

Similar to Musical Evenings, with a theater twist! The Theater@Kaufman benefit is a wonderful night full of intimate musical theater performances and conversations with legendary composers and lyricists, concluding with a lively audience sing-along. Featured artists from previous years include Maury Yeston, Liz Callaway, Sheldon Harnick, and Kate Baldwin.


Become a member of the Innovators Circle to access exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences at Merkin Hall! This year, Innovators Circle members will have the opportunity to attend a private event on March 26, 2020. This event will feature cocktails and a conversation about the creative process with What Makes It Great? host, Rob Kapilow. Join the Innovators Circle today to support Merkin Hall, attend this incredible event, and more!

Kaufman Music Center Development Department

Tel: 212 501 3350
129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023