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Hidden Figures: Face the Music with Helga Davis, Courtney Bryan, Shelley Washington & Mazz Swift at National Sawdust

Mon, Feb 11, 7 pm at National sawdust Vocalist and WQXR host Helga Davis and composers Courtney Bryan and Shelley Washington join Face the Music at National Sawdust for a program inspired by the 2016 film Hidden Figures. The program includes Bryan’s Yet Unheard, inspired by the tragic death of Sandra Bland, plus Washington’s A Kind of Lung and music by Mazz…

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Q&A with Reena Esmail, Composer & Luna Lab Mentor

Indian-American composer Reena Esmail works between the worlds of Indian and Western classical music, and brings communities together through the creation of equitable musical spaces. As a Luna Composition Lab mentor, she addresses the gender imbalance in the field of classical music by encouraging girls and young women to compose. Below, she discusses Luna Lab as well as…

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Kaufman Music Center’s Top Ten Moments of 2018

Thanks to you, our community of music lovers and supporters, 2018 was a banner year for Kaufman Music Center. Your conributions help us continue to be a leading force in music education and presentation. Your generosity made it possible for 4,000 students and 50,000 audience members to have music in their lives, and we are deeply grateful. As 2018 winds to a…

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Meet Satchel - Guitarist, Composer & Special Music School Student

If you love music, you'll be inspired by this story! This past year, all of Special Music School High School graduates got into college. Students like Satchel will only continue to find success with your support. Satchel commutes to Special Music School from Hamilton Heights. He started his musical journey at age six, playing in rock bands and even sharing the stage…

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Q&A with Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus discusses her development as an artist and her January 7 Ecstatic Music Festival performance with wild Up and William Brittelle. Get Ecstatic Music Festival info & tickets. What excites you the most about being a part of the 2019 Ecstatic Music Festival? I love how it champions new, exciting territories within contemporary and avant-garde chamber music.…

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Meet Christina Nelson, French Horn Player & Special Music School Student

Here at Kaufman Music Center, our supporters make student success happen every day. We're delighted to share another story that your support makes possible. Christina Nelson is currently in 10th grade at Special Music School, where she plays French horn. Her father is a jazz pianist, so music runs in the family. In addition to her music curriculum, she loves math and…

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Meet Elizabeth Chun, Violinist & Special Music School 11th Grader

Give the Gift of Music! Kaufman Music Center’s groundbreaking work is only possible because of the generous support of our community. With your help, our educational programs will transform more than 4,000 young lives during the 2018-19 year, and Merkin Hall will welcome 45,000+ music lovers. This holiday season, we are proud to share the story of one of the amazing…

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Q&A with Terrance McKnight

Congratulations to Terrance McKnight on being named one of Musical America's Top 30 Professionals of the Year! WQXR evening host Terrance McKnight talks about his new concert series at Merkin Hall, “Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight,” which features pianist Ursula Oppens, harpist Bridget Kibbey and pianist André Watts. He discusses his unique…

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2019 Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon

2019 Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon - February 10, 2019 There are two easy ways to sign up to participate: Download a Registration Form Register Online Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School proudly offers scholarships to more than a hundred students every year, ensuring that those in need of financial assistance have the opportunity to pursue their love of music,…

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A Who’s Who of the Contemporary Music Scene Celebrates Cello Legend Fred Sherry at Merkin Hall

On October 28, an all-star cast of contemporary music luminaries took the stage at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall for a celebration of cello legend Fred Sherry, “a dynamic, ebullient and magnanimous artist and teacher” (Steve Smith, The New Yorker). A champion of the music of our time for more than five decades, Sherry is a beloved faculty member at…

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