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Kaufman Music Center & Montclair State University's John J. Cali School of Music co-present

Bridges: JACK Quartet

Thursday | April 21, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Hailed by The New York Times as “our leading new-music foursome,” JACK Quartet is one of the most acclaimed, renowned and respected groups performing today. The program includes the world premieres of Khyam Allami’s An-imin-bi Ki-imin-bi and a new work by George Lewis, plus the…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

FIVE MINUTES for Earth: Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

Friday | April 22, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale soon. Multiple GRAMMY-nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis has asked some of today’s most innovative compositional voices to compose five-minute, earth-inspired solo harp works, which are woven into a unique musical narrative and accompanied by striking imagery in this…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Solar Flare: Luna Composition Lab

Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Young musicians from Kaufman Music Center and through-out NYC premiere works by the 2021-22 Fellows in our Luna Composition Lab mentorship program for female, non-binary and gender nonconforming teen composers. View our current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Ecstatic Music: Amir ElSaffar's “Rivers of Sound”

Thursday | April 28, 2022 | 7:30 pm

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’s Rivers of Sound…

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

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Piano Dialogues: Phyllis Chen

Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Post-concert conversation with New York Times bestselling children’s book author Grace Lin Composer-performer Phyllis Chen premieres a new work featuring newly commissioned scroll painting by the celebrated children’s author Grace Lin and toy instruments. The program includes other…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Ecstatic Music: Imani Winds

Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 7:30 pm

The Grammy-nominated wind quintet collaborates with “trailblazing” (Los Angeles Times) composer Andy Akiho on the world premiere of his new work, Be-longing. The Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Fast Forward: ChamberFest

Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 6:30 pm

Featuring chamber ensembles from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School and Lucy Moses School. Program TBA. Watch the 2021 ChamberFest. View our current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

What Makes It Great? The Beatles

Tuesday | May 17, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Only a few great artists like Beethoven, Picasso and the Beatles have been able to completely reinvent themselves and continually transform their art while simultaneously transforming their entire art form in the process. Host Rob Kapilow and an all-star ensemble take you on a multi-media musical…

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: Randall Goosby, violin & Zhu Wang, piano

Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 2 pm

“an exquisite tone…sheer virtuosity.”  – The New York Times W.A. MOZART  –  Violin Sonata in B-flat major, K. 454 FLORENCE PRICE  –  Fantasy No. 1 in G minor FLORENCE PRICE  –  Fantasy No. 2 in F# minor FLORENCE…

(classical, new-music)

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Kaufman Music Center & World Music Institute Co-present

World Music Institute: Techung Tibetan Music and Dance Ensemble

Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 8 pm

Growing up in exile in Dharamsala, India, Techung was raised to become one of the rare keepers of traditional Tibetan musical traditions. After immigrating to the USA, Techung co-founded the Chakasampa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company in 1989 and made his Carnegie Hall debut with Philip Glass, REM,…

(classical, season-highlights)

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