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Israeli Chamber Project Presents

Israeli Chamber Project: Folk Rhapsody

Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Folk music has long served as a source of inspiration for composers of concert music. This program focuses on five such artists who drew much of their inspiration from the ethnic music of their region, bringing the fusion of folk elements with western concert music to a high art in and of itself. Em…

(classical)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight: Ron Carter, double bass

Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 8 pm

Among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz history, Ron Carter is a two-time Grammy winner and a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet from 1963 to 1968. With an inquisitive, searching mind to match his unparalleled artistry, Mr. Carter leads an eight-member…

(season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Close Up: Bound for Broadway

Monday | October 7, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Hosted by Liz Callaway Get a sneak peek at some of the best new shows headed for Broadway! Hosted by Liz Callaway, the 2019 Bound for Broadway includes interviews with some of musical theater’s most interesting new voices plus performances from musicals on their way to New York theaters. This …

(musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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Kaufman Music Center & World Music Institute Co-Present

World Music Institute: Julie Fowlis

Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 8 pm

Julie Fowlis is an award-winning Scottish Gaelic singer and the voice of the theme to Disney Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated film Brave (“Touch the Sky”) whose crystalline and intoxicating vocals have enchanted audiences around the world.

(vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Sirota @ 70

Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 2 pm

On his 70th birthday, composer Robert Sirota is celebrated by an all-star lineup performing a selection of his works spanning 20 years, including the New York premiere of Luminous Bodies.   "Sirota’s musical language is personal and undogmatic, in the sense that instead of aligning h…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER & NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG CO-PRESENT

New York Festival of Song: Lyrics by Shakespeare

Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 8 pm

This New York Festival of Song revival explores the Bard's influence on music, with songs by Kabalevsky, Poulenc, Sondheim, Dankworth and others, along with readings that complement the songs. With mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell, bass, Matt Boehler, actress Kathleen Chalfant and…

(classical, new-music, musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight: Leon Fleisher, piano

Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 7:30 pm

A famous child prodigy who played with the New York Philharmonic age 16, Leon Fleisher has long since established himself as one of the world’s premier classical pianists. Celebrated for his revelatory and inspiring performances as both a soloist and conductor, Mr. Fleisher will bring to his c…

(classical, season-highlights)

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PREformances Presents

PREformances with Allison Charney

Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 7 pm

String Fling Your exclusive preview to the world’s premier classical music performed by today’s celebrated musicians. Allison Charney, soprano and host With Craig Ketter, piano Guest Artists Eriko Sato, violin Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin Donna Weng Friedman, piano David Oei, piano and He…

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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The New York Philharmonic Presents

New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 3 pm

Up close and personal. An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the Orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event. CONCERT Program …

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Close Up: I Won't Grow Up

Monday | October 28, 2019 | 7:30 pm

From Peter Pan to Gypsy Rose Lee, explore the depiction of children in Broadway musicals like Matilda, Peter Pan, Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, School of Rock, Charlie Brown and Gypsy. The mixed cast of adults and children includes Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You)…

(musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: Yoonah Kim, clarinet

Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 2 pm

Experience the energy and passion of some of today's most remarkable young classical performers at Tuesday Matinees! “…rhythmic vivacity…great sensitivity”  – The Strad A young artist of uncommon musical depth and versatility, clarinetist Yoonah Kim is the wi…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Close Up: I Won't Grow Up

Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 7:30 pm

From Peter Pan to Gypsy Rose Lee, explore the depiction of children in Broadway musicals like Matilda, Peter Pan, Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, School of Rock, Charlie Brown and Gypsy. The mixed cast of adults and children includes Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You)…

(musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

What Makes It Great? The Music of Richard Rodgers

Monday | November 4, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Listen to iconic masterpieces with new ears as NPR & PBS music commentator, conductor, composer, author and pianist Rob Kapilow shows you what you've been missing! Featuring Broadway Stars Sally Wilfert & Michael Winther In a field where composers routinely collaborated with many differe…

(musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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An die Musik Presents

An die Musik

Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 4 pm

Oboe, String Trio & Piano An die Musik has inspired audiences with their “ardent impetuosity, musical integrity and fiery instrumental brilliance.” – New York Times Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Handel/Halvorsen and Schubert Mark Peskanov, violin Nicholas Mann, viola Thomas Demen…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Close Up: Love Who You Love

Monday | November 11, 2019 | 7:30 pm

This 100-year survey of gay and lesbian writers and characters on Broadway from 1920-2020 chronicles the long transformation from closeted writers and coded imagery on Broadway to more open depictions of gay and lesbian experience beginning in the 1970s and 80s. Featuring songs by Cole Porter, Noel …

(musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Close Up: Love Who You Love

Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 7:30 pm

This 100-year survey of gay and lesbian writers and characters on Broadway from 1920-2020 chronicles the long transformation from closeted writers and coded imagery on Broadway to more open depictions of gay and lesbian experience beginning in the 1970s and 80s. Featuring songs by Cole Porter, Noel …

(musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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SCOTT SIEGEL PRESENTS

BROADWAY UNPLUGGED

Monday | November 18, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Great Singers! Great Broadway Show Tunes! NO MICROPHONES! An exciting cross section of New York's greatest singing stars will take the Merkin Concert Hall stage on Monday, November 18 at 7:30 PM to perform famous Broadway show tunes the way they used to be sung during the Great White Way's G…

(musical-theater)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER & NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG CO-PRESENT

New York Festival of Song: Marc Blitzstein’s "No For an Answer" & Kurt Weill’s "Silbersee"

Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 8 pm

Two powerful, neglected theater works by a pair of masters, both on the theme of resisting injustice. With soprano Sari Gruber, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Jo Loeb, tenor Alex Manoori, baritone John Brancy, and pianists Michael Barrett and Steven Blier.

(new-music, musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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The New York Philharmonic Presents

New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 3 pm

Up close and personal. An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the Orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event. Concert Program …

(classical, season-highlights)

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PREformances Presents

PREformances with Allison Charney

Monday | November 25, 2019 | 2 pm

Dynamic Duos Your exclusive preview to the world’s premier classical music performed by today’s celebrated musicians. Allison Charney, soprano and host With Craig Ketter, piano Guest Artists Victor Starsky, tenor Joel Fan, piano Christine Eggert, piano Works to include music by: Georges …

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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