Weill Recital Hall, located on the third floor of Carnegie Hall, is an intimate, elegant place to hear music, and always has been; originally known as Chamber Music Hall, an 1891 reviewer singled it out for being “remarkable for the symmetry of its proportions and the beauty of its decorations.” Highlights from the 268-seat auditorium have included the world premiere of Charles Ives’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in 1917; groundbreaking world premiere performances by Harry Partch in 1944 and John Cage in 1946; avant-garde recitals by Yoko Ono in the 1960s; and the innovative “Jazz: The Personal Dimension” series of the late 1960s-1970s.

In 1986, the hall was renamed in recognition of the generosity of Carnegie Hall Chairman Sanford I. Weill and his wife, Joan. Among the remarkable soloists and groups that Carnegie Hall presents here is the MET Chamber Ensemble and James Levine, who have appeared each season since 1998.

Kaufman Music Center

Kaufman Music Center is a notable performing arts complex in New York City that houses Lucy Moses School, the Special Music School, and Merkin Concert Hall. Originally known as the Hebrew Arts School, it was founded in 1952 and is currently located on West 67th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. More than 75,000 people use the Center annually.

Kaufman Music Center is the creative community for listeners, learners and performers—people who want music in their lives. Kaufman Center is home to Merkin Concert Hall, Lucy Moses School (New York’s largest community arts school) and Special Music School (a New York City public school for musically gifted children). Kaufman Music Center brings together music education and performance for students and audiences of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels, combining the finest music education for children and adults with boldly innovative yet intimate concert experiences spanning a wide range of music.