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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight: Bridget Kibbey, Harp & Guests

Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Subscribe and save 20%! Hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight, these intimate evenings of insightful conversation and virtuosic performances will enlighten and inspire, deepening the audience’s understanding and appreciation of the music, the composers, and the artists’ creative proce…

(classical)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Playhouse: Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick

Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 11 am

Subscribe and save almost 20%! Broadway Playhouse performances introduce NYC’s youngest theater fans to classic Broadway musicals with mini-shows, medleys, games and sing-alongs. Celebrate "Tradition" and sing along to favorites like "Sunrise, Sunset" and "If I Were a Rich Man" at a special Br…

(musical-theater, family)

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FREE: Henry Schneider Young Virtuosos Concert

Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 2 pm

FREE Tuesday Matinees bonus concert See the youngest generation of classical virtuosos! Accomplished soloists and ensembles from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School perform traditional classical repertoire. This concert is FREE, but reservations are required. Please call the box office at 2…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Ecstatic Music Festival: 2019 Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert

Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 7:30 pm

A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer & streamed live on NewSounds.org World premieres by Nicole Lizée, Trevor Weston, Josué Collado Fregoso and Henry Threadgill Bang on a Can’s People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) is a radical partnership between artis…

(classical, new-music)

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PREformances with Allison Charney

Monday | March 11, 2019 | 1 pm

Allison Charney, soprano Craig Ketter, piano Featured Guest Artists Neave Trio:      Anna Williams, violin      Mikhail Veselov, cello      Eri Nakamura, piano Susan Salm, cello Reiko Uchida, piano At PREformances with Allison Charney you will hear c…

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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IN YOUR FACE-NY & KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENT

In Your Face - New York

Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 7:30 pm

An extravaganza of stories, sketches and songs Hosted by author and MSNBC's Ari Melber and featuring author Shalom Auslander, MoMA curator Ann Temkin and jazz legend Jay Leonhart People leave work early so they can get home to watch The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC. He explains politics, the la…

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Ecstatic Music Festival: ETHEL & Face the Music

Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 5 pm

Special guest appearance by Todd Rundgren NYC's "infectiously visceral" (Pitchfork), "vital and brilliant" (New Yorker) string quartet ETHEL teams up with quartets from Kaufman Music Center's dynamic Face the Music youth program for an afternoon of invigorating new music. The performance sho…

(classical, new-music)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER & NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG PRESENT

New York Festival of Song: Love at the Crossroads

Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 8 pm

First presented in November 2007, this revival features a quartet of lovers who enact a series of linked romantic scenarios through songs and ensemble pieces. A wide range of composers, from Sondheim and Cy Coleman to Britten and Brahms, lead us through surprising permutations of love, hate, jealous…

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

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Ecstatic Music Festival: Wye Oak & Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 7:30 pm

A New Sounds co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer The beloved indie rock duo Wye Oak premieres a new work with the Grammy-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Acclaimed for their "enormous versatility and polish" (New York Times), Brooklyn Youth Chorus will also premiere a new work by Owen Pallett.

(classical, new-music, vocal-performance)

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THE WESTERN WIND

The Western Wind 50th Anniversary Gala

Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 8 pm

The concert will include highlights from each of the five decades of The Western Wind's 50 years. Music includes Early American Music from the Western Wind's Grammy nominated CD, Medieval, Renaissance works, Judaica, 19th and 20th century works and music written for the ensemble by William B…

(classical, vocal-performance)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Playhouse: Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty

Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 11 am

Subscribe and save almost 20%! Broadway Playhouse performances introduce NYC’s youngest theater fans to classic Broadway musicals with mini-shows, medleys, games and sing-alongs. Enter the magical world of Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, from Seussical to the current Broadway hits Anastasi…

(musical-theater, family)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

How to Listen to, Understand and Enjoy Great Music

Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 4 pm

Presented by One Day University with Kaufman Music Center Enhance your concert-going experience with this class, which will introduce and explore some of the great composers and their works. Professor Orin Grossman of Fairfield University will lead the audience through concepts of listening that tra…

(classical)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

What Makes It Great? Jazz on the Tracks

Monday | March 25, 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! Jazz on the Tracks: The Train in Classic Jazz from Miller to Marsalis Featuring the big band The Kyle Athayde Dance Party F…

(classical, season-highlights)

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YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS PRESENTS

Young Concert Artists: Bella Hristova, violin

Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Program MESSIAEN  -  Theme and Variations ZWILICH  -  Fantasy for Solo Violin BACH  -  Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 SCHOENBERG  -  Phantasy for Violin and Piano, Op. 47 BRAHMS  -  Violin Sonata in D Minor, No. 3, Op. 108 Acclaimed for he…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight: André Watts, Piano

Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 8 pm

Subscribe and save 20%! Hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight and showcasing some of the classical world’s most acclaimed and celebrated artists, these intimate evenings of insightful conversation and virtuosic performances will enlighten and inspire, deepening the audience’s understa…

(classical, season-highlights)

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PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK PRESENTS

New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Sunday | April 7, 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. Program PIAZZOLLA…

(classical)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: Marianna Prjevalskaya, piano

Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 2 pm

“An extraordinary musical nature of a first class, gifted with a technique of the highest level…we are in the presence of a grand pianist.” – Il Chittadino di Monza Marianna Prjevalskaya has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Cincinnati, Korean and National Li…

(classical, season-highlights)

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Camerata NY & Leschetizky

Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 8 pm

Join the celebrated Camerata New York Orchestra and the Leschetizky Association in a presentation of exquisite orchestra masterpieces with the winner of the youth piano concerto competition.

(classical)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER & NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG PRESENT

New York Festival of Song: García Lorca - Muse & Magician

Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 8 pm

A portrait of the great Spanish poet through songs by an international roster of composers including Poulenc, Montsalvatge, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Revueltas, and the writer himself. Artists Corinne Winters, soprano Efraín Solís, baritone Additional artists TBA

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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IMAS Talented Young Musician Olympia Winners

Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12 pm

The International Music & Arts Society (IMAS) is an international non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes the advancement of musical and cultural relationships between teachers and students from all over the world.  Founded in 2010 by Shirley Fan and Amy Kao IMAS . The art troupe is comprised of…

(classical)

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