Manhattan School of music presents more than 700 concerts each year in an array of performance venues on campus.
Formerly known as the John C. Borden Auditorium, Neidorff-Karpati Hall is the School’s main performance stage, which was renovated and reopened in Fall 2018. Originally built in 1931, it is a gem of the Art Deco style which the renovation is respecting. Programming at Neidorff-Karpati ranges from full-scale opera productions to intimate chamber recitals. The hall seats 626.
The Gordon K. and Harriet Greenfield Hall
With seating for 270, the intimate Gordon K. & Harriet Greenfield Hall is the School’s main space for chamber music, master classes, and lectures. The Hall’s Edwardian design features a distinctive stained-glass window, which allows for a high degree of natural lighting. The Hall’s integrated audio system makes it an ideal recording space.
The William R. and Irene D. Miller Recital Hall
The William R. and Irene D. Miller Recital Hall is the School’s “jewel-box” theater, with seating for 137. Equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities, it is also one of several prime sound-stages at the School. With a thrust stage flanked by same-level seating, William R. and Irene D. Miller Recital Hall provides a rare immediacy for both performer and listener.
The Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Performance Space
Baroque opera, contemporary performance, master classes and orchestra performances are among the events that take place in the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Performance Space. This versatile studio accommodates approximately 120 people and is outfitted for performances featuring dance, theater, or multimedia elements.
The Solomon Mikowsky Recital Hall
The recently renovated and expanded Solomon Mikowsky Recital Hall is a flexible teaching, rehearsal, and performance facility. It features a stage with space for two grand pianos and movable seating. With its ideal acoustics and intimate atmosphere, Solomon Mikowsky Recital Hall is perfectly suited for solo recitals of all kinds.
Charles Myers Recital Hall
As part of the facilities of the Charles Myers Recording Studio, Charles Myers Recital Hall is the School’s primary recording venue. With seating for 35, it is also an excellent small concert space. State-of-the-art acoustical treatment makes it particularly well-suited for any music requiring amplification or electronics.
Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Hall
Home to one of the School’s harpsichords, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Hall is a favorite hall for baroque performance, and it is also used for presentations by MSM groups such as the Center for Music Entrepreneurship (photo above). With its high ceilings and resonant acoustics, it is also popular for vocal and chamber recitals, with seating for 50 people.
Carla Bossi-Comelli Studio
One of our most versitile performance spaces, Carla Bossi-Comelli Studio was dedicated in Fall 2012 and is used for jazz and classical music rehearsals and performances, for lectures and master classes. Featuring flexible seating, the Studio can seat up to 75 people.
David A. Rahm Hall
David A. Rahm Recital Hall is a new, 24-seat performance space for master classes, studio classes, and other intimate performance uses. David A. Rahm Hall is located at the foot of the grand staircase, directly across from Gordon K. & Harriet Greenfield Hall.