The Upper West Side’s Kaufman Music Center has announced the forthcoming return of “Musical Storefronts,” the pop-up performance initiative it launched about a year ago – when theaters were closed, artists were struggling, and entertainment options were few and far between for New Yorkers.
Last winter, these creative concerts gave work to more than 200 artists who entertained 31,000 onlookers.
“It feels like home again, like I’m on stage and getting to speak to people,” said violinist Sean Lee, who kicked off the series in 2021. “It’s so good to see people hungry for music and hopefully brightening their day a bit.”
The program will return on February 3 and continue through March 17, with performances taking place on the northeast corner of 62nd and Broadway. “Concerts will take place several days a week at 11 am and 12 & 1 pm, and at 4, 5 & 6 pm,” according to Kaufman Music Center’s website.
Genres will include classical, jazz, r&b, gospel and more. Performers will include soloists, duos, string quartets, chamber ensembles, Broadway stars, vocal ensembles and beyond, including many artists who have appeared at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall. Artists and programs will be announced at kaufmanmusiccenter.org/musicalstorefronts/.