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A 16-Year-Old Flutist Rehearses for His Merkin Hall Debut

March 20, 2023 16-year-old flutist Will Garrity is looking forward to making his Merkin Hall debut at this year’s Henry Schneider Young Artists Concert on March 21 with a performance of movements from André Jolivet’s Flute Concerto No. A student of Mary Barto, he’s studied at Lucy Moses School since kindergarten. “It’s a place…

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There’s Lots to Love About the Trombone!

March 3, 2023 16-year-old trombonist Bugs Kelley can’t wait to return to the Merkin Hall stage at the 2023 Contemporary Festival this Sunday! A Lucy Moses School student of Matt Walley, he’ll perform David Uber’s “The Ballad of Enob Mort.” Get tickets What should we know about this piece? “’Enob Mort’ is trombone spelled…

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A Young Cellist Prepares for a Performance She’ll Remember for the Rest of Her Life

February 8, 2023 14-year-old cellist and 2023 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition winner Margot Pantoga, a student of Yari Bond, has been busy preparing David Popper’s dazzling Romantic showpiece, Hungarian Rhapsody, for the Winners’ Concert in Merkin Hall on February 12. She can’t wait to perform as soloist with an orchestra for the first time! Get…

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Special Music School Pianist Anna Kesselman Shares Schumann’s “Abegg” Variations

December 20, 2022 Pianist and Special Music School 10th grader Anna Kesselman shares her experience with Robert Schumann’s “Abegg” Variations along with some fun facts about the composer’s first published work, which he composed at age 19. Anna first performed this piece when she was in 8th grade, and has since taken breaks and then returned to it.…

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Five Things Young Musicians Should Know: Advice from Pianist Aaron Diehl

NOVEMBER 1, 2022 This season, you can catch Kaufman Music Center 2022-23 Artist-in-Residence Aaron Diehl in Merkin Hall, where the acclaimed pianist will perform preludes by Roland Hanna and J.S. Bach on November 18 and join violinist-composer Curtis Stewart along with Harlem Quartet and Mazz Swift for a premiere of new music on June 1 as part of the Ecstatic…

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Eleonore Oppenheim Joins Kaufman Music Center Team as Face the Music Program Manager

August 22, 2022 Kaufman Music Center welcomes artist and educator Eleonore Oppenheim as Program Manager of Face the Music, its new music program for teens dedicated to music by living composers at Lucy Moses School. As part of her new role, she’ll also help manage the Ensemble Program and coach the Face the Music Ensemble within Special Music School High School (M.…

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$5 Million Gift from the Henry & Elaine Kaufman Foundation Launches Campaign to Double Kaufman Music Center Endowment

June 8, 2022 Key friends have already contributed an additional $2.5 million towards the endowment goal. Make a Gift Today View 2022 Gala photos At its 2022 Spring Gala on June 7, Kaufman Music Center announced a $5 million endowment gift from the Henry and Elaine Kaufman Foundation and launched a campaign to double its current endowment to $20 million. The gift…

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Kaufman Music Center welcomes Dr. Roz Lasker to its Board of Trustees

June 28, 2022 Kaufman Music Center Trustee Dr. Roz Lasker reflects on her new role, and why music is relevant to every sphere in life. “Kaufman Music Center is a place that makes music relevant and meaningful to virtually anyone in New York City.” Dr. Roz Lasker first came to Kaufman Music Center in the early 1950s at the age of three or four. Known then as the…

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Special Music School Middle Schoolers Publish Children’s Book on Composer Florence Price

October 4, 2021 New Children’s Book Tells the Story of Florence Price, the First Black Woman Composer to Have Her Music Performed by a Major American Orchestra The book is featured by NPR, GMA3 and the Kelly Clarkson Show!                    Watch the November 18 Book Launch & Concert HERE!…

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Special Music School High School Musicians Win State Debate Championships

April 22, 2021 There’s no debating that studying music leads to success in many areas! Special Music School High School’s Debate Team shone this month at the 2021 Urban Debate League’s State Championships, where the skills they’ve honed as musicians helped the 2-year-old team defeat more experienced and well-established opponents from across the…

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