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Merkin Concert Hall Announces Upcoming Shows And Events

THE MONTH AT MERKIN March 2010 at Merkin Concert Hall Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 11 am

Broadway Playhouse: Leonard Bernstein
Single tickets: $20. For children ages 5-10 and adults.

Merkin Concert Hall's Broadway Playhouse series celebrating Broadway's greatest composers and lyricists continues with Leonard Bernstein, one of the most brilliant and innovative composers ever to write for the musical theater. His hits include two delightful comedies written with Betty Comden and Adolph Green (On the Town and Wonderful Town), the classically inspired operetta Candide and the immortAl West Side Story, with lyrics by the young Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Sean Hartley, the Broadway Playhouse concerts introduce children to classic musicals through captivating medleys, rousing sing-alongs, lively games in which audience members participate and mini-musicals.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm
Tuesday Matinees: Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert

This FREE bonus concert features students from Kaufman Center's Lucy Moses School.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm
New Sounds Live: ETHEL Plays Jacob TV

Single tickets: $25, $30 premium seating

Hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. New York's high-octane ETHEL teams up with Dutch avant-pop composer Jacob TV for an adventurous evening sure to surprise and inspire. Acclaimed as the nation's premier postclassical string quartet, ETHEL boldly infuses contemporary concert music with fierce intensity, questioning the boundaries between performer and audience, tradition and technology. Formed in 1998, ETHEL is comprised of Juilliard-trained composer/ performers: Cornelius Dufallo (violin), Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello) and Mary Rowell (violin). Quickly gaining renown outside his native Netherlands, Jacob TV draws raw material for his multi-media compositions from American media and world events, creating work possessing an explosive strength and raw energy combined with extraordinarily intricate architectural design.

Tuesday, March16, 2010 at 8 pm

New York Festival of Song: The Sweetest Path

Single tickets: $55/$40

NYFOS celebrates the first great flowering of the French art song with a program of music by Gounod, Fauré, Ravel, Debussy and others. The concert is the culmination of NYFOS's residency at Caramoor's Vocal Rising Stars program. Featuring Charlotte Dobbs (soprano), Rebecca Jo Loeb (mezzo-soprano), Matthew Peña (tenor), John Brancy (baritone) along with Steven Blier and Michael Barrett at the piano.

Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 11 am
Musical Adventures with the Poppy Seed Players: Sunshine
Single tickets: $20. For children ages 5-10 and adults

In this tuneful and touching musical based on the beloved book by Madeline author Ludwig Bemelmans, a grumpy landlord wants to evict Miss Moore and her music school. But the resourceful students save the day! Book, music and lyrics by Jennifer Draganski, Sean Hartley and John O'Neill.

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)

Tickets at 212 501 3330 or

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