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Face the Music

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

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Face the Music "only performs work by living composers. The result is a subculture where Radiohead and Portishead cross-pollinate with Bartók and Dvořák, where orchestral music feels newly relevant as a medium of self-expression." 

                                                                                             -  New York Magazine
                                                                     

This season, America’s only teen ensemble dedicated to music by living composers will give more than 20 performances throughout NYC and beyond, including 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 will premiere 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 includes works by Steve Reich, Mark Mellits, Llova, George Crumb, Maria Schneider, Tamar Muskal, Nina C. Young and Augusta Read Thomas.

Upcoming Concerts

Wed, Jan 27, 7:30 pm
Players Theatre (115 MacDougal St., West Village)
Featuring Face the Music’s Sound Bite Orchestra and string quartets. Program TBA.

Fri, Feb 5, 7:30 pm
The Firehouse Space (246 Frost St., Brooklyn)
Face the Music Solo Fest: Solo and duo performances of works by Face the Music players and Special Music School High School composers.

Mon, Feb 22, 7:30 pm
DiMenna Center for Classical Music (450 W. 37th St.)
Critical Mass 2016, featuring Face the Music Symphony and Face the Music Philharmonic.

Wed, Mar 2, 7:30 pm
Players Theatre (115 MacDougal St., West Village)
Works by Face the Music composer/player Henry Nelson and others TBA.

Sun, Mar 13, 2 pm
Queens Museum (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens)
Works by Face the Music composer/players Emily DeLia and Ming-Xing Hawkins.

Mon, Mar 14, 7:30 pm
Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn)
Face the Music’s Samurai Mama Big Band performs works by FTM player/composers Julian Galesi and Yusei Hata.

Fri, Mar 25, 7:30 pm
The Firehouse Space (246 Frost St., Brooklyn)
Featuring Face the Music’s Sound Bite Orchestra and string quartets. Program TBA.

Wed, Apr 6, 7:30 pm
Players Theatre (115 MacDougal St., West Village)
Featuring Face the Music string quartets. Program TBA.

Sun, Apr 17, 2 pm
Queens Museum (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens)
Featuring Face the Music Symphony and FTM string quartets. Steve Reich, Eight Lines.

Mon, May 2, 7:30 pm
Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn)
Face the Music Solo Fest II: Solo and duo performances of works by Face the Music member composers. Also featuring Face the Music’s Samurai Mama Big Band.

Mon, June 13, 7:30 pm
Roulette (509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn)
Face the Music’s Sound Bite Orchestra. Works performs works by Face the Music players/composers Elisha Jimenez, Yonatan Rozin, Branch Freeman, Sophia Mai Brown and Ari Dubow.

Sun, June 19, time TBA
Women Composers Festival
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th St., Upper West Side)
Face the Music Philharmonic, Face the Music Symphony and FTM’s Samurai Mama Big Band perform works by women composers, including Tamar Muskal and Nina C. Young.

Tue, June 21, time & location TBA
Make Music New York
Featuring Face the Music’s Sound Bite Orchestra and Quartet: This Side Up.


Advanced musicians between the ages of 10 and 18 are eligible to audition for Face the Music. For more information, please call 212 501 3390 or email facethemusic@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

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

 

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Tel: 212 501 3330
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