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Summer Festival at Nuernberger and Co. - August 3 to 24

Founder and Artistic Director Francesca Khalifa, together with piano workshop owner and restorer Timothy Nuernberger and non-profit Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary will present the first open air summer concert series in the Ridgewick neighborhood (Ridgewood and Brooklyn). With the support of City Councils 34 and 37 and NYC SBS.

The full calendar of events is available at www.nbgandco/summer-festival/

Humans of Art

All projects led by Khalifa are now operating under the umbrella of Humans of Art, a fiscally sponsored project by Fractured Atlas.

Book: Claudio Arrau: a journey through his teaching legacy

Khalifa's research on the teaching legacy of Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau is now becoming a book project, which includes interviews to internationally renown artists like Garrick Ohlsson, Erika Nickrenz, Robert Lopez and Ruth Nye.

The book is expected to be published at the end of the summer of 2025 with the support of the American Liszt Society.

Arrau: a documentary film

Khalifa has joined the team of Rienos Productions as a local producer in the United States and a consultant for the realization of the documentary movie Arrau by Chillean filmmaker Cristian Vega. The film is a official project of the Consejo Nacional de Television de Chile and it is expected to be released in 2026.

Melik-Khalifa commissions composer Mariel Mayz for upcoming album

Composer Mariel Mayz will be one of the emerging composers featured in the upcoming violin and piano album for the Legado project, dedicated to a musical reflection on identity and belonging.

Hidden Treasure Music Festival - August 19 to 26

Founders Francesca Khalifa and Nune' Melik join forces with internationally renown guest artists and emerging artists in this one-of-a kind festival where students will have the opportunity to learn and master music making and showcase their talent in performances around the City. Collaborations include Summer Festival at Nuernberger and Co and the Greenwich House Music School. More info at

Artist in Residence: Sanctuary Slimane, Morocco

Khalifa will be an artist-in residence at the Slimane Sactuary, Marrakech from December 20, 2024 to January 20, 2025. The focus of the residency will be the premiere of a project centered around climate awareness.


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