Founded in 1952 as a community music school, today’s Kaufman Music Center is one of the city’s most vibrant cultural organizations, combining world-class teaching with electrifying performances featuring rising young classical stars, Broadway icons and cutting-edge performer/composers who are re-defining contemporary music.
The Home of Merkin Concert Hall, Lucy Moses School and Special Music School
Poppy Seed Players: Shlemiel Crooks Photos by Gabe Rivera
A boy and his dog stop the ghost of Pharaoh from ruining Passover in this whimsical, warm-hearted family musical based on the children’s books Shlemiel Crooks and Chicken Bone Man by award-winning author Anna Olswanger. Narrated by Jerry, the family dog, and featuring a couple of dimwitted crooks named Burt and Ernie, this hilarious, warm-hearted new musical is about the importance of family loyalty and the need to follow your dreams.
Launch event for Sir James Galway’s First Flute, online interactive lessons for flute students. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center With Lady Jeanne Galway & Christoopher O’Riley, pianist and host of NPR’s “From the Top” Featuring Special Music School Flute students
Groundbreaking Guitarists premiere scores to classic silent films at The New York Guitar Festival!
Badi Assad William Kanengiser David Mozqueda Colin Davin Connie Sheu Jorge Caballero Brasil Guitar Duo Romero Lubambo Duo Siqueira/Lima Marc Ribot Chris Eldridge Kaki King Luther Dickinson Alvin Youngblood Hart Toubab Krewe Joseph Arthur