Tonight’s event benefits Music at 92Y, which takes many forms:
A class for adults about Beethoven or the Beatles. Thousands of public school children who come to 92Y for what might be their first concert, with performers ranging from Christian McBride to Natalie Merchant to Pharaoh’s Daughter. Or a concert where Fiddler on the Roof lyricist Sheldon Harnick shares the songs he wished he’d written. Or a concert of Bach or Salonen.
At 92Y, musicians and music-lovers of all ages and skill levels find opportunities to explore music as listeners, learners, players and composers.
92Y School of Music
92Y’s School of Music, founded in 1917, offers classes and private lessons for children and adults of all ages, serving almost 3,000 people annually. Our faculty of distinguished professionals and Grammy Award winners is renowned not just for their musicianship, but also for their experience and dedication to nurturing students at every level. The school offers personalized instruction in all orchestral instruments, voice and piano, in addition to advanced music study, master classes, ensembles, performance opportunities and music appreciation across a range of genres and styles.
92Y is recognized as one of the country’s foremost presenters of chamber music, recitals, guitar, the American Songbook and jazz. The intimacy and acoustics of our hall attract the most sought-after musicians in the world. Our concerts feature classical favorites as well as contemporary works, including a number of pieces commissioned each year by 92Y. Concerts for children and families feature top-tier artists who are dedicated to the art of engaging young people. And parents, teachers and grandparents can bring children (ages 8-18) to concerts for free through our “Majors for Minors” program.
Jazz fans enjoy 92Y’s annual Jazz in July summer festival, which brings together some of the world’s finest jazz players for once-in-a-lifetime performances, 92Y’s American Songbook series Lyrics & Lyricists (running since 1970) features the brightest stars of Broadway, jazz and cabaret in entertaining and informative productions.
Interested in hearing anecdotes and insight from artists like Joan Baez, Alicia Keys, Linda Ronstadt and Sting? They have all been recent guests at 92Y as part of our talks series, featuring conversations with icons of the music world.
Community and Educational Outreach
Integral to 92Y’s mission is a commitment to provide cultural opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access to the joys of music, art and dance. 92Y’s Educational Outreach program has been bringing music to public schoolchildren in New York City for 25 years, reaching more than 10,000 students in more than 40 public schools. 92Y also offers scholarship support for music classes and lessons to dedicated students who need financial assistance as well as young, talented artists who qualify for our Recanati-Kaplan Scholarship program.
To support music at 92Y, contact 212.415.5678 or visit 92Y.org/Support
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