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Kaufman Center
Merkin Concert Hall
Lucy Moses School
Special Music School
CONTACT: Kim Smith / Public Relations
718 858 2557; [email protected]
Kaufman Center Announces
2006–07 Season at Merkin Concert Hall
Music | Family | Theater
Listings Information:
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)
Tickets at 212 501 3330 or www.merkinconcerthall.org
Press Only: Hi-res photos for download at www.merkinconcerthall.org/pr.html
New York, NY, 7/14/06—In keeping with Kaufman Center tradition, the 2006–
2007 Merkin Concert
Hall season presents a wide range of musical events, with over 45 concerts that range from classical,
theatrical and jazz to experimental, popular and even world music.
Guest curators Brice Rosenbloom and Simon Rentner bring exciting premieres, fresh new faces,
familiar virtuosi, bright emerging stars and living legends in new series and unique concerts to Merkin
Hall. Where else will you find the music of Don Cherry, Mozart, Radiohead, Rosanne Cash, Hermeto
Pascoal, Kid Koala and Cecil Taylor on a concert hall stage? This season Merkin Hall challenges old
conventions, breaks down musical walls and presents a genreless stream of ideas.
The season is rounded out by the creative artistry of Sean Hartley, curator of the popular Kaufman
Center theatrical presentations. The Family Matinees series of original musicals returns, this time
featuring two new premieres. Another family series new this year, Broadway Playhouse, introduces the
world of Broadway musicals to children in an engaging and educational way. The series features the
work of Rodgers & Hammerstein (King and I), Charles Strouse (Annie) and Irving Berlin (Annie Get
Your Gun). For the more established theater crowd, the perennially crowd pleasing Broadway Close Up
series makes a return.
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Series/performances include:
Chamber Jazz
This series features group improvisation in many of its current manifestations: traditional, avant garde,
Third Stream, world and neo-classical. The season kicks off with Crescent City Celebration with Henry
Butler / Dr. Michael White Quartet and special guest Maurice Brown and continues with Cecil Taylor
+2 / Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier; Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra; Dino
Saluzzi / Anja Lechner; Paquito D’
Rivera’
s Jazz Chamber Trio / Edmar Castaneda Trio; Ron Carter
Nonet / Aaron Goldberg Trio.
No Minimum: One Artist, Many Sides
This critically-acclaimed series is no longer limited to two pianos. Duet formations are centered around
one imaginative musician to reveal multiple sides of their artistry and character in a single night.
Beginning with Robert Glasper In Duets with Lionel Loueke & Meshell Ndegeocello; Steve Nelson In
Duets with Mulgrew Miller / Dave Holland; Don Byron with Ursula Oppens / Kenny Barron; Vijay Iyer
In Duets with Rudresh Mahanthappa / Suphala / Amina Claudine Myers.
Reissue: Classic Recordings Live
This series presents jazz masterworks in their original recorded form. Many of these landmark albums,
which are often overlooked by the critical establishment, irrevocably steered the course of jazz and
influenced musicians for generations to come. The series includes A Living Tribute to Don Cherry:
Dave Douglas & Roy Campbell Perform Symphony for Improvisers; Andrew Hill Octet: The Music of
Passing Ships; Animation: Miles Davis’
s Bitches Brew; Reconnected: Freddie Redd Quartet with Lou
Donaldson Performs The Connection.
Zoom: Composers Close Up
Emerging songwriters and composers, from a wide range of backgrounds, offer their inspiring works
on the concert hall stage. Christina Courtin / Bell Orchestre; Guillermo Klein; Bang On A Can AllStars; Annie Gosfield.
Listen Here
Artists in this series explore the new cadences in popular culture. Section Quartet performs
Radiohead’
s OK Computer / Travis Sullivan’
s Bjorkestra; John Medeski Meets Kid Koala; Poets &
Prophets: Mark O’
Connor’
s Edgeffect Ensemble with Rosanne Cash; Chilly Gonzales; E.S.T. /
Matthew Shipp
Masters Reimagined
Hermeto Pascoal and Mozart, two prolific composers each with their own astonishing body of
repertoire, are celebrated in unconventional ways. An unusually large ensemble featuring the
expanded Bobby Sanabria Big Band, with Jovino Santos Neto, Mike Marshall and Paquito D’
Rivera
reveal premieres of Hermeto Pascoal works. Pianist Uri Caine renews the maestro’
s music with his
inventive Mozart project, featuring Matt Haimovitz, Chris Speed, Drew Gress, DJ Olive, Jim Black,
among others.
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New Sounds® Live! Hosted by John Schaefer
Hosted by WNYC’
s John Schaefer, the series will take us on a journey into Americana with the
unearthly ensemble singing of Anonymous 4, with special guests Darol Anger and Scott Nygaard.
The double bill of Trio Mediaeval / Donnacha Dennehy will immerse audiences into the heavenly
rapture of voice and technology. Presented in association with WNYC.
Broadway Close Up: An Inside Look at the World of Musical Theater
Tony Award-nominee Liz Callaway hosts our annual inside look at the world of musical theater. Tony
Award-winners David Zippel (City of Angels, Princesses) and David Yazbek (The Full Monty, Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels) will each spend an evening presenting and discussing their work. In addition,
Bound for Broadway VII will present a handful of new works in various stages of development.
Family Matinees
Our series of original musicals for families presents two world premieres during the 2006–07 season.
Latkes and Applesauce: A Hannukah Revue and The Adventures of Mottel, The Cantor’
s Son. The
perennially-popular Poppy Seed Purim returns for another season with a fun and exciting new look at
the Purim story.
Broadway Playhouse
This brand new series introduces the world of Broadway musicals to children and their families in an
engaging and educational way. Audiences will be treated to mini-versions of each musical, sing-alongs and interactive games. The inaugural season of this series features the work of Rodgers &
Hammerstein (The King and I), Charles Strouse (Annie) and Irving Berlin (Annie Get Your Gun).
Tuesday Matinees
Merkin Hall’
s longest-running series presents young classical artists in the early stages of what are sure
to be long and successful careers. With percussionists, pianists, vocalists and everyone in between,
these afternoon concerts highlight the best new talents throughout the classical music world.
Sunnyside 25th Anniversary Series
Considered one of the finest independent record labels in jazz, Sunnyside Records will be celebrating
their 25th Anniversary with us by gracing our stage with some of their finest: Bob Belden, Aaron
Goldberg, Dave Holland, Guillermo Klein, the Mingus Orchestra and Steve Nelson.
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CHAMBER JAZZ AT MERKIN HALL
6-Concert Subscription at $150
4-Concert Subscription at $120
Single tickets: $35
Sept 2, 2006 at 8:30 PM
Crescent City Celebration
Henry Butler / Dr. Michael White Quartet with special guest Maurice Brown
Our season opening concert features New Orleans giants, all of whom withstood devastating losses after
Hurricane Katrina, just one year ago. Jazz pianist Henry Butler, also trained as an opera singer, offers a stirring
solo set. Professor and clarinetist Dr. Michael White cracks open Crescent City chestnuts and makes them new
again. Trumpet phenom Maurice Brown adds his young, vigorous voice.
Oct 12, 2006 at 8 PM
Cecil Taylor +2 / Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier
At 77 years of age, Cecil Taylor continues to stun audiences with his unparalleled technique on the piano. The
grandmaster of abstract expressionism and catalyst to the late 1950’
s modernist movement, Taylor fearlessly
obliterates conventions with his instrument, and remains as artistically vital now as he did 50 years ago. Sylvie
Courvoisier (piano) and Mark Feldman (violin) open the concert with pieces from John Zorn’
s Masada collection.
Nov 30, 2006 at 8 PM
Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra
In a rare event, acclaimed composer, musician and scholar Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra
with his own arrangements of “
Noon Night”and “
Half-Mast Inhibition.”Schuller, who celebrates his 81st
birthday, showcases his “
Third Stream”work for the ten-piece Mingus Orchestra, employing the classical
instrumentation of bassoon, French horn and bass clarinet.
Apr 24, 2007 at 8 PM
Dino Saluzzi / Anja Lechner
In this rare US appearance, Argentinean bandoneon legend Dino Saluzzi performs haunting, passionate
melodies with cellist Anja Lechner. Saluzzi is arguably the foremost innovator of the bandoneon since Astor
Piazzolla, his close friend and mentor. “
Dino Saluzzi is probably the greatest living master of the bandoneon...a
stunning and amazing musical talent”(Fanfare).
Apr 26, 2007 at 8 PM
Paquito D’
Rivera’
s Jazz Chamber Trio / Edmar Castaneda Trio
Since celebrating his 50th anniversary in music, Cuban expatriate and prodigy Paquito D’
Rivera has risen to the
status of musical legend. His recently Grammy-nominated Jazz Chamber Trio soars over “
classical works”from
both the Americas and Europe. D’
Rivera introduces folk-harpist Edmar Castaneda, a “
jazz artist of imposing
talent”(The New York Times), who deftly adapts jazz, flamenco, and Colombian traditions for the harp, drums
and trombone.
May 7, 2007 at 8 PM
Ron Carter Nonet / Aaron Goldberg Trio
Ron Carter stands with the greatest of double-bass players. His collaborations with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock
and Eric Dolphy are a few highlights of his career, which includes more than 2,000 appearances on record as an
accompanist. For Decades, he’
s led his own unique string ensembles, including this fascinating Nonet that
features four cellos. Pianist and Sunnyside recording artist Aaron Goldberg, often featured with Joshua Redman
and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, pursues the art of the trio with bassist Ruben Rodgers and drummer Eric
Harland.
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NEW SOUNDS® LIVE
Hosted by John Schaefer
2-Concert Subscription: $55
Single tickets: $35
Dec 7, 2006 at 8 PM
Anonymous 4 with Darol Anger and Scott Nygaard
Renowned for their unearthly ensemble singing, Anonymous 4 combines historical scholarship with
contemporary performance. Joined by jazz and bluegrass masters Darol Anger (violin, mandolin) and Scott
Nygaard (guitar), Anonymous 4 embark on a journey into Americana with a performance entitled “
Long Time
Traveling”featuring lyric folk songs, shape-note tunes and gospel hymns.
Mar 28, 2007 at 8 PM
Trio Mediaeval / Donnacha Dennehy
"Breathtaking, arresting, ready to surprise" (The Wall Street Journal), the young Scandinavian vocalists of Trio
Mediaeval specialize in medieval ballads from England, France and Norway, entrancing audiences with voices
rapturous and heavenly. With ears and eyes open toward the future, Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy’
s
innovative use of technology creates sophisticated, fresh compositions all his own.
MASTERS REIMAGINED
2-Concert Subscription: $50
Single tickets: $35
Sept 9, 2006 at 8:30 PM
Sound of the Sorcerer: The Music of Hermeto Pascoal
Bobby Sanabria Big Band / Jovino Santos Neto / Mike Marshall / Paquito D’
Rivera
“
The sorcerer”Hermeto Pascoal, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, proves to be one of the most prolific
composers living in Brazil, with an estimated 2,500 works in his book. This concert presents US premieres for an
unusually large ensemble performed by the Bobby Sanabria Big Band. Pianist and musical director Jovino Santos
Neto, mandolinist Mike Marshall and clarinetist Paquito D’
Rivera will feature Pascoal’
s gentler side, in a lyrical
chamber setting. Co-presented with Adventure Music.
Jan 27, 2007 at 8 PM
Mozart at 251
For Mozart’
s 251st birthday, forward-thinking musicians—dually proficient in classical and jazz styles—explore
new strategies to adapt the maestro’
s music. Renegade pianist Uri Caine premieres his Mozart Project, which
features the prodigious Matt Haimovitz (cello), Chris Speed (clarinet), Drew Gress (bass) and DJ Olive
(turntables). Grounding the music in its tradition, Jonathan Crow (violin), Douglas McNabney (viola) and Matt
Haimovitz (cello) offer a pure reading of Mozart’
s“
Divertimento in E flat, K 563.”
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NO MINIMUM: ONE ARTIST, MANY SIDES
4-Concert Subscription: $80
Single Tickets: $25
Oct 9, 2006 at 8 PM
Robert Glasper
In Duets: Lionel Loueke / Meshell Ndegeocello
"There isn’
t a young musician with more buzz at the moment than Robert Glasper" (The New York Times). At the
young age of 28, Robert Glasper is one of the most sought after voices on the piano performing with such
dissimilar artists as Carly Simon, Mos Def and Terence Blanchard. These special duets showcase Glasper’
s
versatility, first with the warm guitar and song of West African Lionel Loueke; followed by the groove and grit of
bassist Meshell Ndegeocello.
Dec 11, 2006 at 8 PM
Steve Nelson
In Duets: Mulgrew Miller / Dave Holland
The term “
musicians’musician”could not be more apt than it is for Sunnyside recording artist Steve Nelson, a
vibraphonist who steps out on the concert hall stage in New York for the first time. Nelson has toured with worldclass musicians, most notably with bassist and composer Dave Holland, who will be joining him on stage.
Nelson’
s other duet partner Mulgrew Miller is also revered by his peers and is “
perhaps the leading pianist of his
generation”(Boston Globe).
Jan 22, 2007 at 8 PM
Don Byron
In Duets: Ursula Oppens / Kenny Barron
Don Byron strives for what he calls "a sound above genre." As a clarinetist, composer, arranger, and social critic,
he baffles audiences with his bold repertory choices. In this rare setting, we see Byron close the divide between
classical and jazz in a performance with accomplished classical pianist Ursula Oppens and veteran bebopper
and Sunnyside recording artist Kenny Barron, two equal virtuosi from widely divergent traditions.
Mar 19, 2007 at 8 PM
Vijay Iyer
In Duets: Rudresh Mahanthappa / Suphala / Amina Claudine Myers
A bold innovator, thinker and pianist Vijay Iyer composes music for string quartets, orchestras and various jazz
combos, which are informed by his advanced studies in cognitive science. In this intimate setting, he is set loose
in a series of duets with the brazen alto saxophone of Rudresh Mahanthappa, the textured tabla of Suphala and
soulful voice and piano of Amina Claudine Myers. “
A boundless and deeply important young star”(LA Weekly).
ZOOM: COMPOSERS CLOSE UP
4-Concert Subscription: $60
Single Tickets: $20
Nov 16, 2006 at 8 PM
Christina Courtin / Bell Orchestre
Julliard-trained violinist and singer Christina Courtin has attracted a devoted following with her wide vocal range
and active stage presence. In original songs about love, heartbreak and redemption, she blends blues and soul
with jazz and classical. Celebrated Montreal-based The Bell Orchestre features Arcade Fire’
s multiinstrumentalist Richard Reed Parry and arranger/violinist Sarah Neufeld. They perform orchestral pop-rock with
strings, bells, horns, drums, stethoscopes, samples and quiet noise.
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Feb 15, 2007 at 8 PM
Guillermo Klein
Guillermo Klein embraces many musical worlds. Not only does he draw from the Argentine folkloric melodies of
his home, he culls influences from the cutting-edge music he heard while living in the United States. Sunnyside
recording artist Klein premieres contrapuntal pieces for two pianos with Jorge Rossy, followed by the
Present Suite with guitarist Ben Monder, saxophonist Bill McHenry, bassist Matt Povolka, and Rossy, who doubles
on drums. “
Whether he appears to be drawing from boleros, baroque music, ragas or Wayne Shorter, he’
s
risking a bit, and going after the transcendental moment.”(New York Times).
Mar 1, 2007 at 8 PM
The Bang on a Can All-Stars Eighth Annual People’
s Commissioning Fund Concert
The People’
s Commissioning Fund (PCF) is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to support new
music. This year’
s show will feature new commissions by Lukas Ligeti, Joshua Penman, Stefan Weisman as well
as other All-Star favorites. Performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and hosted by WNYC’
s John Schaefer.
May 3, 2007 at 8 PM
Annie Gosfield
In a rare glimpse of Annie Gosfield’
s universe, this concert will feature EWA7, originally composed for a factory
in Nuremberg, Germany, that incorporates factory sounds, junk metal, and improvisation, performed by Gosfield
(sampler), Roger Kleier (electric guitar) and Ches Smith (drums). Then new chamber works will be premiered: a
composition written for cellist Felix Fan, a new piece for pianist Blair Mcmillen and music composed for
choreographer Karole Armitage.
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5-Concert Subscription: $100
Single Tickets: $20
Oct 19, 2006 at 8 PM
Section Quartet / Travis Sullivan’
s Bjorkestra
Two conservatory-trained ensembles, each with its own rock ethos, perform influential pop songs from their
generation. The Section Quartet adapts Radiohead’
s most influential work –OK Computer. Leader and pianist
of the 18-piece Bjorkestra, Travis Sullivan unveils the compositional prowess of Icelandic star Bjork with inventive
big band arrangements of her music.
Nov 2, 2006 at 8 PM
John Medeski Meets Kid Koala
John Medeski loses the groove and finds inspiration in the music of Bach and Ornette Coleman with a rare
acoustic solo performance on the grand piano. If record players ever find a permanent home on a concert hall
stage, no other turntablist deserves residency more than Kid Koala. “
Kid Koala has become a contemporary of
Kid Ory" (Village Voice). Medeski and Koala meet together for a not-to-be-missed duet.
Jan 25, 2007 at 8 PM
Poets & Prophets
Mark O’
Connor’
s Edgeffect Ensemble
with Rosanne Cash
America’
s most beloved violinist and composer, Mark O’
Connor, debuts a new collaboration with rising vocal
star Rosanne Cash. Inspired by the legacy of Rosanne’
s father, Johnny Cash, O’
Connor has written a fourmovement work for his Edgeffect Ensemble. The concert ends with premieres of Mark’
s special arrangements
made for Rosanne from Johnny Cash’
s rich songbook.
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Apr 5, 2007 at 8 PM
Chilly Gonzales
Pianist and producer Chilly Gonzales claims to have discovered music by reading comic books as a child. On a
quest to become the first musical Super Villain, Chilly has incriminated himself in diverse projects with artists
such as Peaches, Feist, and British electro-soul singer Jamie Lidell. Chilly performs tonight on solo piano,
reflecting the influence of Erik Satie and Maurice Ravel, “
A one-of-a-kind, multi-talented firebrand”(Montreal
Gazette).
Apr 14, 2007 at 8 PM
E.S.T. / Matthew Shipp
Sweden’
s E.S.T. is a self-described pop music trio. Recognized as the “
Best International Act”at the BBC Jazz
Awards last year, EST has won over audiences worldwide by combining elements of jazz with drum ‘
n’bass,
electronic, funk and rock as well as European classical music. Avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp, who performs
solo, opens the night in stark contrast; his music is forceful, dense, and undulates with great waves of sound.
REISSUE: CLASSIC RECORDINGS LIVE
4-Concert Subscription: $100
Single Tickets: $30
Sept 16, 2006 at 8:30 PM
Festival of New Trumpet Music opening concert
A Living Tribute to Don Cherry:
Dave Douglas and Roy Campbell Perform Symphony for Improvisers
Roy Campbell and Dave Douglas perform original music and interpretations of Don Cherry’
s pieces with their
own quartets. Then both ensembles unite to play Cherry’
s seminal piece Symphony for Improvisers, featuring
bassist Henry Grimes who played on the original recording forty years ago. Other important improvisers featured
in this celebration of Don Cherry’
s 70th birthday include bassist William Parker, drummers Andrew Cyrille and
Hamid Drake and saxophonists Mixashawn and J.D. Allen.
Nov 14, 2006 at 8 PM
Andrew Hill Octet: The Music of Passing Ships
“
The best jazz album of 2003 was recorded in 1969—then shelved, lost, forgotten, rediscovered and finally
released 34 years later,”says The New York Times. The reference is to Andrew Hill’
s mysterious Blue Note
release Passing Ships, an album quickly hailed by jazz critics as a masterpiece. Now in 2006, the music from
Andrew Hill’
s early octet comes alive on the stage of Merkin Concert Hall. Hill opens the concert with his trio.
Hosted by Michael Cuscuna.
Dec 9, 2006 at 8 PM
Animation: Miles Davis’
s Bitches Brew
No other record in jazz history sparked more debate than Miles Davis’
s infamous Bitches Brew. Now almost four
decades after its original release, musicians and critics cannot deny its far-reaching influence, especially for
soprano saxophonist and Sunnyside recording artist Bob Belden who leads Animation, in a live rendering of the
Miles Davis masterpiece from side A to side B. Animation features Tim Hagans, Scott Kinsey, Matt Garrison, Bill
Laswell, Billy Kilson, Guy Licata, and DJ Logic. Teo Macero, who produced the original Bitches Brew session,
joins the proceedings.
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Feb 19, 2007 at 8 PM
Reconnected: Freddie Redd Quartet with Lou Donaldson Performs The Connection
A comeback story of the ages, forgotten bebop pianist and stage actor Freddie Redd re-emerges from obscurity
to perform the music he wrote for the 1960 Obie award-winning play The Connection. Alto saxophonist Lou
Donaldson will fill in for the late Jackie McLean, along with bassist Mickey Bass and drummer Ben Riley.
BROADWAY CLOSE UP
A Look Inside the World of Musical Theater
3-Concert Subscription: $85
Single Tickets: $35
David Zippel
Sept 25, 2006 at 8 PM
Lyricist David Zippel (City of Angels, Princesses) has collaborated with a who’
s who of Broadway greats,
including Cy Coleman, Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Menken, Wendy Wasserstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Join us
for an insightful look at a fascinating artist with a remarkable career in Hollywood and Broadway.
David Yazbek
Oct 30, 2006 at 8 PM
Hosted by Michael Cerveris
David Yazbek made the transition from rock recording artist to Broadway composer-lyricist with the The Full
Monty, which he quickly followed with another hit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Come meet this uniquely innovative
artist whose work has brought a new excitement and energy to Broadway.
Bound for Broadway VII
Nov 27, 2006 at 8 PM
Join Broadway’
s most delightful diva, Liz Callaway, for our seventh annual celebration of the best new shows
being written today. Past years have offered audiences first glimpses of Avenue Q, I Love You Because, Musical
of Musicals: The Musical and other show that went on to glory; don’
t miss this year’
s selections!
FAMILY MATINEES
Featuring the Poppy Seed Players and the Kaufman Kids
3-Concert Subscription: $40
Single Tickets: $18
Family Rate: 4 tickets to a single concert: $50
Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Revue
Dec 17, 2006 at 11 AM
A delightful, world premiere revue, featuring songs and scenes from some of New York’
s best writers, celebrating
the New York Hanukkah experience. Be there for the start of a great new tradition. For ages 5 and up.
A Poppy Seed Purim
Feb 25, 2007 at 11 AM
This colorful musical romp shows how Queen Esther and her dimwitted king overcome the wicked Haman and
save the day. Enjoy this beloved spin on the familiar tale. For ages 3 and up.
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Mar 25, 2007 at 11 AM
The Adventures of Mottel, the Cantor’
s Son
Based on a book by Sholom Aleichem
Mottel is a feisty young Russian boy who goes on a hilarious and poignant journey from the shtetl to Ellis Island,
based on a comic masterpiece by Sholom Aleichem (Fiddler on the Roof). For ages 5 and up.
The Poppy Seed Players is the Kaufman Center’
s resident troupe of adult, professional actors who perform
musicals for family audiences. The Kaufman Kids is a chorus of kids from the Kaufman Center schools who
perform with them. All shows are family-friendly and include audience participation.
BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE
A Broadway Series for the Whole Family
3-Concert Subscription: $45
Single Tickets: $20
Family Rate: 4 tickets to a single concert: $60
Join host Sean Hartley for a family-friendly tour through the world of Broadway. Each concert will focus on a
particular songwriter or team and will include sing-alongs, interactive games, audience participation and a minimusical. Concerts are geared for elementary school children but will delight the whole family.
Jan 7, 2007 at 11 AM
Rodger & Hammerstein (The King And I)
Feb 4, 2007 at 11 AM
Charles Strouse (Annie)
Mar 11, 2007 at 11AM
Irving Berlin (Annie Get Your Gun)
TUESDAY MATINEES
7-Concert Subscription: $70 plus one free bonus concert for subscribers
Single Tickets: $12.50
Oct 10, 2006 at 2 PM
Parker String Quartet
Works by Brahms, Beethoven, Bartok and Schumann
Nov 7, 2006 at 2 PM
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Works by Faure, Hindemith, Kati Agocs and Spohr
Dec 5, 2006 at 2 PM
Jupiter String Quartet
Works by Beethoven, Bartok and Brahms
Jan 30, 2007 at 2 PM
Koji Attwood, piano
Works by Catoire, Schubert, Bortkiewicz, Blumenfeld, Liapunov, Preyer and Tchaikovsky
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Feb 20, 2007 at 2 PM
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
Works by Piazzola, Brahms and Chausson
Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 2:15 PM
Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert
Featuring students from the Kaufman Center’
s Lucy Moses School
Apr 17, 2007 at 2 PM
Trio Cavatina, piano trio
Works by Mozart, Kirchner, Brahms
May 15, 2007 at 2 PM
Andrius Zlabys, piano
Works by Bach, Beethoven, Prokofiev
SUNNYSIDE 25th ANNIVERSARY SERIES
3-Concert Subscription: $60
Founded in 1982 by Francois Zalacain, Sunnyside Records has developed the reputation as one of finest
independent record labels in the modern history of jazz. For its 25th anniversary, Sunnyside has decided to throw
several parties with some of its best friends: Bob Belden, Aaron Goldberg, Dave Holland, Guillermo Klein, the
Mingus Orchestra & Steve Nelson. Subscribe to the Sunnyside 25th Anniversary series and get a complementary
copy of the Sunnyside 25th Anniversary Sampler CD
Nov 30, 2006
Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra
Dec 11, 2006
Steve Nelson
In Duets: Mulgrew Miller / Dave Holland
Feb 15, 2007
Guillermo Klein
About Merkin Concert Hall
Renowned for its acoustics, accessibility and innovative programming, Merkin Concert Hall is the recipient of multiple awards for
Adventurous Programming, most recently from ASCAP/Chamber Music America in 2002–
03. The Hall is a division of the Kaufman Center,
which also includes the Lucy Moses School (a community arts school) and the Special Music School (a New York City public school for
musically gifted children). A not-for-profit organization founded in 1952, the Kaufman Center occupies its own facility, the award-winning
Goodman House, located in the heart of Manhattan’
s Upper West Side. Through its three divisions, the Center is an unsurpassed cultural
resource where people of all ages experience the joy of artistic creation, expression and appreciation.
The Kaufman Center’
s presentations in Merkin Concert Hall are made possible in part with support from the ASCAP Foundation Irving
Caesar Fund, Amphion Foundation, BMI Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Edward T. Cone Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund
for Music, Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Fink Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation,
Greenwall Foundation, Ridgefield Foundation, Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.,
Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Slovin Foundation, The Starr Foundation, Phyllis Fox and George Sternlieb Foundation and
with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. The Poppy Seed Players “
Planting New Seeds”
commissioning program is made possible with the support of Andrea Brown, Rosalind Devon, Charles Dimston, Connie and Leonard
Goodman and Kara Unterberg and Roy Niederhoffer.
Merkin Concert Hall receives support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.
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CHRONOLOGICAL EVENT LISTING
Chamber Jazz: A Crescent City Celebration with Henry Butler, Dr. Michael White Quartet, Maurice Brown
Masters: Sound of the Sorcerer: Hermeto Pascoal with Bobby Sanabria Big Band, Jovino Santos Neto, Mike
Marshall, Paquito D’
Rivera
Reissue: A Living Tribute to Don Cherry: Dave Douglas and Roy Campbell
Broadway Close Up: David Zippel
16-Sep-06
25-Sep-06
No Minimum: Robert Glasper In Duets: Lionel Loueke / Meshell Ndegeocello
Tuesday Matinees: Parker String Quartet
Chamber Jazz: Cecil Taylor +2 / Mark Feldman & Sylvie Couvoisier
Listen Here: Section Quartet / Travis Sullivan’
s Bjorkestra
Broadway Close Up: David Yazbek
9-Oct-06
10-Oct-06
12-Oct-06
19-Oct-06
30-Oct-06
Listen Here: John Medeski Meets Kid Koala
Tuesday Matinees: Bridget Kibbey
Reissue: Andrew Hill Octet, The Music Of Passing Ships
Zoom: Christina Courtin / Bell Orchestre
Bound for Broadway VII
Chamber Jazz: Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra
2-Nov-06
7-Nov-06
14-Nov-06
16-Nov-06
27-Nov-06
30-Nov-06
Tuesday Matinees: Jupiter String Quartet
New Sounds® Live: Anonymous 4 with Darol Anger and Scott Nygaard
Reissue: Animation: Miles Davis’
s Bitches Brew
No Minimum: Steve Nelson In Duets: Mulgrew Miller / Dave Holland
Family Matinees: Latkes and Applesauce: A Hannukah Revue
5-Dec-06
7-Dec-06
9-Dec-06
11-Dec-06
17-Dec-06
Broadway Playhouse: Rodgers & Hammerstein (The King and I)
No Minimum: Don Byron In Duets: Ursula Oppens / Kenny Barron
Listen Here: Poets & Prophets: Marc O’
Connors’
s Edgeffect Ensemble with Rosanne Cash
Masters: Mozart at 251
Tuesday Matinees: Koji Attwood
7-Jan-07
22-Jan-07
25-Jan-07
27-Jan-07
30-Jan-07
Broadway Playhouse: Charles Strouse (Annie)
Zoom: Guillermo Klein
Reissue: Reconnected: Freddie Redd Quartet performs music from The Connection
Tuesday Matinees: Jose Franch-Ballester
Family Matinees: A Poppy Seed Purim
4-Feb-07
15-Feb-07
19-Feb-07
20-Feb-07
25-Feb-07
Zoom: Bang on a Can All-Stars
Broadway Playhouse: Irving Berlin (Annie Get Your Gun)
No Minimum: Vijay Iyer In Duets: Rudresh Mahanthappa / Suphala / Amina Claudine Myers
Tuesday Matinees: Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert
Family Matinees: The Adventures of Mottel, The Cantor’
s Son
New Sounds® Live: Trio Mediaeval / Donnacha Dennehy
1-Mar-07
11-Mar-07
19-Mar-07
20-Mar-07
25-Mar-07
28-Mar-07
Listen Here: Chilly Gonzales
Listen Here: E.S.T. / Matthew Shipp
Tuesday Matinees: Trio Cavatina
Chamber Jazz: Dino Saluzzi / Anja Lechner
Chamber Jazz: Paquito D’
Rivera’
s Jazz Chamber Trio / Edmar Castaneda
5-Apr-07
14-Apr-07
17-Apr-07
24-Apr-07
26-Apr-07
Zoom: Annie Gosfield
Chamber Jazz: Ron Carter Nonet / Aaron Goldberg Trio
Tuesday Matinees: Andrius Zlabys
2-Sep-06
9-Sep-06
3-May-07
7-May-07
15-May-07
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