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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin

Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 2 pm

Music by J.S. Bach, Olivier Messiaen, L.V. Beethoven and others. Tickets go on sale soon. Praised for her “sweet-toned playing” by the New York Times, Ivy-Pemberton is a remarkably gifted young rising star. During her undergraduate studies, she won Juilliard’s Violin Concerto…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Piano Dialogues: Aaron Diehl – Preludes: Hanna & Bach

Friday | November 18, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale soon. 2022-23 Kaufman Music Center Artist-in-Residence Aaron Diehl performs works from the 24 preludes of two masterful composers, Rolland Hanna and J.S. Bach. At once temporal and ethereal, pianist and composer Aaron Diehl transforms the piano into an orchestral vessel in the…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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Canticorum Virtuosi presents

The New York Virtuoso Singers: The Unadorned Bach – Cantatas #134-146

Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 7:30 pm

The New York Virtuoso Singers Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor Every choral movement from all of Bach’s choral cantatas. Season 2: Cantatas 107-215. $10 tickets available (phone and in person) for students 25 and under. View our current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Close Up: Broadway Herstory

Monday | December 5, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale soon. Hosted by Sean Hartley. Cast TBA. In the standard telling, the history of Broadway musicals is usually white, Jewish and male. But many of Broadway’s greatest songs and musicals would never have come to fruition without significant backstage contributions from women,…

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

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: Briana Elyse Hunter, mezzo-soprano

Tuesday | December 6, 2022 | 2 pm

Music by Julian de la Chica, Ravel, Duparc and Ricky Ian Gordon Tickets go on sale soon. Briana Hunter has been hailed by Opera News as “a mesmerizing mezzo-soprano with a fiery theatrical presence and dynamic vocalism.” Her 2021-22 season began with two major New York City debuts: first…

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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Young Concert Artists Presents

Young Concert Artists: Daniel McGrew, tenor & Sophia Zhou, piano

Thursday | December 8, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale soon. JOHANNES BRAHMS  –  Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO33 NINA SHEKHAR  –  YCA Composer-in-Residence, World Premiere CLAUDE DEBUSSY  –  Trois mélodies de Verlaine CHRISTOPHER BERG  –  Songs to poems by Frank…

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

What Makes It Great? Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols"

Monday | December 19, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Hosted by Rob Kapilow and featuring Accord Treble Choir & Special Music School Treble Choir Tickets go on sale soon. Celebrate the season with Benjamin Britten’s brilliant and much-loved holiday work for treble chorus, solo voices and harp! Inspired by a book of medieval poetry…

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: Kebra-Seyoun Charles, double bass

Tuesday | January 17, 2023 | 2 pm

Traditional (arr. Lawrence Brown) - Selections from Five Negro Spirituals J.S. BACH  –  Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BMV 1010 W.A. MOZART  –  Eine kleine Nachtmusik JOHN HEDGES  –  Prayer for Winds and Rain KEBRA-SEYOUN CHARLES  –…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: Albert Cano Smit, piano

Tuesday | February 7, 2023 | 2 pm

Music by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Olivier Messiaen, Isaac Albéniz and Ginastera Tickets go on sale soon. A musician who has been praised as “a moving young poet” (Le Devoir), Spanish/Dutch pianist Albert Cano Smit enjoys a growing international career on the orchestral, recital,…

(classical, season-highlights)

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Young Concert Artists Presents

Young Concert Artists: Risa Hokamura, violin

Wednesday | February 8, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale soon. YSAŸE  –  Sonata No. 3 in D Minor PROKOFIEV  –  Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80 CHAUSSON  –  Poème, Op. 25 SAINT-SAËNS  –  Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 Risa Hokamura began the…

(classical, season-highlights)

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Kaufman Music Center & the John J. Cali School of Music co-present

Bridges: Caroline Shaw

Saturday | February 11, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale soon. The Pulitzer Prize and multiple Grammy Award-winning vocalist, violinist, composer and producer delves into her own thrilling works. View our current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

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

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Fast Forward: 2023 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition

Sunday | February 12, 2023 | 5:30 pm

Tickets go on sale soon. The winners of the 2023 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition perform with orchestra in Merkin Hall. Featuring rising star musicians from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School and Lucy Moses School. Special Music School/M. 859 is a K-12 New…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Orli Shaham's Bach Yard: String 'Stravaganza with Kodak Quartet

Sunday | February 19, 2023 | 11 am

“Shaham has hit on a formula that has families hooked.”  – New York Magazine Tickets go on sale soon. With special guests the Kodak Quartet Your child will get to know all the members of the string family – violin, viola, cello and bass – and hear great live…

(classical, family, season-highlights)

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Canticorum Virtuosi presents

The New York Virtuoso Singers: The Unadorned Bach – Cantatas #148-177

Saturday | February 25, 2023 | 7:30 pm

The New York Virtuoso Singers Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor Every choral movement from all of Bach’s choral cantatas. Season 2: Cantatas 107-215. $10 tickets available (phone and in person) for students 25 and under. View our current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

What Makes It Great? Leoš Janáček's "Intimate Letters" String Quartet

Monday | February 27, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Hosted by Rob Kapilow  and featuring Ulysses Quartet Tickets go on sale soon. More than 700 letters document Leoš Janáček’s obsession with a much younger married woman, Kamila Stösslová, who served as his muse during the final decade of his life.…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Fast Forward: Contemporary Festival

Sunday | March 5, 2023 | 4:30 pm

Tickets go on sale soon. Rising star musicians from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School and Lucy Moses School perform music by contemporary composers. Special Music School/M. 859 is a K-12 New York City public school that provides intensive music education during…

(classical, season-highlights)

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Young Concert Artists Presents

Young Concert Artists: YCA on Tour

Thursday | March 9, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale soon. Lun Li, violin Jonathan Swensen, cello Albert Cano Smit, piano William Socolof, bass-baritone Daniel McGrew, tenor FELIX MENDELSSOHN  –  Songs for two voices and piano, Op. 63 JULIAN ANDERSON  –  “I’m nobody, who are you?”…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Piano Dialogues: David Kaplan – Moments of Invention

Thursday | March 16, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale soon. Pianist David Kaplan balances works new and old with music from Anthony Cheung, Couperin, Christopher Cerrone and Robert Schumann. Kaplan has been called “excellent and adventurous” by The New York Times, and praised by the Boston Globe for “grace and…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Fast Forward: Henry Schneider Concert

Tuesday | March 21, 2023 | 2 pm

Rising star musicians from Kaufman Music Center’s Lucy Moses School explore a broad range of repertoire. Manhattan's largest community arts school, Lucy Moses School offers music, dance and theater classes and instrument lessons to students of all ages and backgrounds.…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER & THE JOHN J. CALI SCHOOL OF MUSIC CO-PRESENT

Bridges: Decoda

Friday | March 24, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale soon. As an artist-led collective, Decoda seeks to create a more compassionate and connected world through music—thoughtfully curating outstanding performances of live chamber music, facilitating creative community projects, and training the next generation of musical…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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