Kaufman Music Center Announces 2021 Gala Featuring Angel Blue

By Chris Ruel

Kaufman Music Center (KMC) has announced its 2021 gala honoring Devorah Rose and David Krieger.

The event will stream on June 7, 2021, and raise funds for KMC’s music education programs. KMC’s education initiatives serve 3000 children and teens, with the organization investing $6 million annually to support the Special Music School, a New York City-based grades K-12 school where music is the core subject; Lucy Moses School, a community art school for all ages; Face the Music a new teen arts program; and Luna Composition Lab that fosters mentorship of female, non-binary, and gender non-conforming teen composers.

Performers include Grammy-winning singer-songwriter/actor Sara Bareilles, Grammy-winning operatic soprano Angel Blue, Grammy-winning violinist Gil Shaham, acclaimed violinist Adele Anthony, Broadway stars Nikki Renée Daniels and Michael Winther, and”What Makes It Great?” host Rob Kapilow. Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Patti LuPone, Alexa Ray Joel, and Nile Rodgers will make special appearances.

Rose and Krieger are arts champions with a deep commitment to music education. Rose is Editor-in-Chief of  Social Life Magazine, and Krieger is a Kaufman Music Center Trustee and Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus.

“The Kaufman Music Center community has shown extraordinary vision, resilience and strength during the COVID-19 crisis, and our programs have been an important lifeline and source of connection and joy for thousands of students and music lovers. We’re going strong, and in the past year we have not only found ways to continue our offerings, but expanded our reach through both online programming and our Musical Storefronts initiative. As we look towards the future, we know that nothing will stop us as we continue to present fantastic artists and provide world-class music education programs that build connections and uplift us all,” Kaufman Music Center’s Executive Director Kate Sheeran stated in the press release.

Ticket information is available on the Kaufman Music Center’s website.