Sponsoring a Manhattan School of Music performance or master class gives crucial support to the School, and funds some of NYC's finest musical events.
Manhattan School of Music presents more than 600 performances a year, in genres ranging from opera, to Afro-Cuban jazz, to classical and contemporary orchestral works, to musical theater.
The performances—many of which are reviewed in publications such as the New York Times, Opera News, and DownBeat—are of the highest quality, and most are free and open to the public.
Strauss's Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron) performed by MSM Opera Theater, April 2017
Each season, world-renowned visiting artists offer master classes, giving students the opportunity to play for and observe musicians of the stature of Thomas Hampson, Marilyn Horne, Randy Brecker, and Lang Lang.
Yuja Wang Master Class in Greenfield Hall, January 2017
Contribution levels available upon request
Venue: Neidorff-Karpati Hall
Sponsors receive marquee billing on all promotional materials, twenty complimentary tickets to the performance, and a preconcert reception for
“With the traditional high vocal standards of the Manhattan School’s Opera
Theater in full play, the entire performance was close to perfection.”
—Peter G. Davis, Musical America
John Musto’s Later the Same Evening, December 2008
Venue: Neidorff-Karpati Hall
Sponsors receive marquee billing on all promotional materials, six complimentary tickets to the performance, and a post-concert reception with the conductor, musicians, and special guests.
“It was inspiring to hear this youthful work played by young, gifted and palpably enthusiastic musicians.”
Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
Manhattan School of Music Symphony’s January 2008 premiere of
President Robert Sirota’s 212, conducted by Kenneth Kiesler
Venues: Neidorff-Karpati Hall and The William R. and
Irene D. Miller Recital Hall
Sponsors receive marquee billing on all promotional materials, six complimentary tickets to the performance, and a post-concert reception with the conductor, musicians, and special guests. Series sponsors receive a complimentary performance by a jazz trio at an occasion of the donor’s choice, such as a party, retreat, or board meeting.
“To describe the feeling in the hall as electric or excited or with high anticipation would be an understatement. This was not just another concert by MSM’s renowned Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra (under the direction of multi-Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria). This was a milestone event long to be remembered as one of the concerts of 2008!”
—Eugene Marlow, Jazz.com
April 2008 Kenya Revisited concert by the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Venues: Neidorff-Karpati Hall, Gordon K. and Harriet Greenfield Hall, and The William R. and Irene D. Miller Recital Hall
Sponsors receive marquee billing on all promotional materials, six complimentary tickets to the master class, and an invitation to a reception with the artist.
Director of Institutional Giving
MSM Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra performing at Dizzy's Jazz Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center
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