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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Orli Shaham's Bach Yard: Winter Winds

Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 10:30 am

“Shaham has hit on a formula that has families hooked”.  - New York Magazine In association with Ensemble Connect Welcome to Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard, the interactive concert series for children! Live ensemble performances are combined with storytelling, costumed musicians, and…

(classical, family, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight: Carol Wincenc, flute

Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 5 pm

Hailed as “Queen of the Flute” (New York Magazine), Grammy nominee Carol Wincenc has delighted audiences for nearly five decades with her signature charismatic, high virtuosity and deeply heartfelt musicality. She’ll celebrate her 50-year career with two world premieres: Robert Sir…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Ecstatic Music: Missy Mazzoli & Kelly Moran

Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Ecstatic Music 10th Season! A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer and streamed live on NewSounds.org Missy Mazzoli, “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York) and a 2019 Grammy nominee, teams up with composer/keyboardist Kelly Moran, whose recent al…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Playhouse: Stephen Schwartz

Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 11 am

Join Sean Hartley and the beloved Broadway Playhouse cast of zanies as they sing, clown, play games and introduce children to the great writers of American musical theater. At each concert, children are chosen from the audience to participate in the fun. Ages 4-11. Celebrate composer and lyricist St…

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

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PREformances Presents

PREformances with Allison Charney

Monday | March 2, 2020 | 7 pm

Like the Wind 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 Gustavo Ahualli, baritone Marya Martin, flute Donna Weng Friedman, piano At PREformances with Al…

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS PRESENTS

Young Concert Artists: Jonathan Swenson, cello

Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Up-and-coming 22-year-old Danish-American cellist Jonathan Swensen fell in love with the cello at 6 after hearing the Elgar concerto with his father, Joseph Swensen, conducting. In 2018, he won First Prize in both the YCA International Auditions and the Khachaturian Cello Competition, which brought …

(classical, season-highlights)

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The New York Philharmonic Presents

New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 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 & NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG CO-PRESENT

New York Festival of Song: The Art of Pleasure

Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 8 pm

The beauties of the seaside, romance, and the spirit — along with some guilty pleasures too. Featuring music by Montsalvatge, Rachmaninoff, Jonathan Dove, Tom Lehrer and many others. This is the culminating concert of Caramoor's 2020 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars residency, one of NYFOS's …

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

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Co-Presented by Kaufman Music Center & One Day University

Music & the Brain: What's Actually Happening While You're Listening

Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 10:30 am

Featuring ensembles from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School High School Music is universal in human culture, but serves no obvious biological function. Renowned Tufts University Professor Aniruddh Patel, author of Music, Language and the Brain, will discuss a variety of…

(classical, season-highlights)

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Orchestra of St. Luke's Presents

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble: Beethoven's "Eroica"

Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Pianist Paavali Jumppanen joins the Ensemble for the first of two all-Beethoven programs celebrating the composer’s 250th birthday.   BEETHOVEN  -  Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16 BEETHOVEN  -  Symphony No.3, Op. 55 “Eroica” (arr. Ries) …

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

What Makes It Great? Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 (Incl the “Funeral March”)

Monday | March 30, 2020 | 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 Soyeon Kate Lee, piano It is hard to imagine a movement of classical music more famous than the Funeral March of Chopi…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Ecstatic Music: Bell Orchestre & Metropolis Ensemble

Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Ecstatic Music's 10th Season! A New Sounds co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer and streamed live on NewSounds.org Take a sonorous trip into the energetic abysses and meditative heights of orchestral music at this presentation of Bell Orchestre’s soon-to-be-released third album House Mu…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS PRESENTS

Young Concert Artists: Aristo Sham, piano

Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Pianist Aristo Sham, born in Hong Kong and educated at London’s Harrow School, currently attends Harvard and the New England Conservatory. In 2018, at the age of 22, he won First Prize in the first Charles Wadsworth International Piano Competition in Newnan, GA, and First Prize in YCA’s …

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Ecstatic Music: Nadah El Shazly, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh & Faten Kanaan

Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 8:30 pm

Ecstatic Music's 10th Season Nadah El Shazly, one of the most sought-after musicians from Cairo’s burgeoning independent music scene, is joined by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, the acclaimed Montreal-Beirut producer also from audio-visual project Jerusalem In My Heart, and Faten Kanaan, a Brooklyn…

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

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The New York Philharmonic Presents

New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Sunday | April 19, 2020 | 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

Tuesday Matinees: Musicians from Ravinia

Tuesday | April 21, 2020 | 2 pm

Experience the energy and passion of some of today's most remarkable young classical performers at Tuesday Matinees! Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute is a chamber ensemble whose members are selected each year from the most promising musicians to attend the Institute’s …

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Ecstatic Music: Amir ElSaffar’s "Rivers of Sound" with Hamid Al-Saadi

Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 8:30 pm

Ecstatic Music's 10th Season Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar has mastered disparate musical styles and created a singular approach to combining aspects of Middle Eastern music with American jazz, extending the boundaries of each tradition. ElSaffar&r…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Orli Shaham's Bach Yard: Spring Strings

Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 10:30 am

“Shaham has hit on a formula that has families hooked."  - New York Magazine In association with Ensemble Connect Welcome to Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard, the interactive concert series for children! Live ensemble performances are combined with storytelling, costumed musicians, and a hos…

(classical, family)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Ecstatic Music: JACK Quartet

Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 8:30 pm

Ecstatic Music's 10th Season Hailed as the “nation’s most important quartet” (New York Times) and “superheroes of the new music world” (Boston Globe), JACK Quartet will premiere works by the six artists selected for its inaugural JACK Studio commissioning project: E…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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PREformances Presents

PREformances with Allison Charney

Monday | May 4, 2020 | 2 pm

The Magic of May 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 Elizabeth Mann, flute Errin Brooks, tenor Pam Goldberg, piano At PREformances with Allison Ch…

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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