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Face the Music

NYC's Youth New Music Ensemble Performs All Over NYC
NYC's Youth New Music Ensemble Performs All Over NYC

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Face the Music is the country's only youth ensemble dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers.

BE A PART OF FACE THE MUSIC! Registration for the 2016-17 season is now open. To register, email facethemusic@kaufmanmusiccenter.org or contact the Lucy Moses School Registrar at 212 501 3360 or lucymosesschool@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

Face the Music teams up with Kronos Quartet!
Face the Music's Kronos at Kaufman residency continued for its third year as the acclaimed Kronos Quartet visits Kaufman Music Center to coach eight Face the Music string quartets on April 7 & 8. Face the Music is the only youth group among the Legacy Partners for Kronos Quartet’s exciting new commissioning initiative Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.

This season, Face the Music has performed at Merkin Concert Hall, Queens Museum, Roulette and the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris as well as the SONiC Festival, MATA Jr. Festival and Ecstatic Music Festival. In residence at Kaufman Music Center, the 200+ member Face the Music premiered works by composers Andy Didorenko, Justine Chen and Neil Rolnick as well as 34 new pieces by the ensemble’s own members, who range in age from 11 to 18. Their repertoire for the 2015-16 season also included works by Steve Reich, Mark Mellits, Llova, George Crumb, Maria Schneider, Tamar Muskal, Nina C. Young and Augusta Read Thomas.

Vasudevan Panicker, Face the Music Director
Ian Munro, Face the Music Managing Director

Upcoming Concerts

Mon, June 13, 7 pm
Roulette (509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn)
Face the Music composer-performers Elisha Jimenez, Yonatan Rozin, Branch Freeman, Sophia Mai Brown and Ari Dubow. Also featuring Face the Music’s Sound Bite Orchestra.

Sun, June 19, 6 pm
Solar Flare: A Celebration of Women Composers
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th St., Upper West Side)
Face the Music Philharmonic, Face the Music Symphony and Face the Music's Samurai Mama Big Band perform works by Maria Schneider, Tamar Muskal, Whitney George, Wu Man and Nina C. Young. Also featuring works by Face the Music composer-performers Sofia Belimova, Isabella D'Angelo, Michelle David and Isabel Janovsky.

Tue, June 21, time & location TBA
Make Music New York
Featuring Face the Music’s Sound Bite Orchestra

Musicians between the ages of 8 and 18 are eligible to audition for Face the Music. For more information, please call 917 441 3692, ext. 5 or email facethemusic@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

Support Face the Music! Call 212 501 3350 or donate online.


Face the Music

Tel: 917 441 3692, ext. 5

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