Kaufman Music Center

Face the Music

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Stay tuned for the 2014-15 season announcement!

Click here to read about Face the Music in the 6/19/14 Wall Street Journal.

Face the Music is the only teen ensemble in the U.S. dedicated to the creation and performance of music by living composers. In residence at Kaufman Music Center, the 170+-member Face the Music has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.”

Highlights of the 2013-14 season included a performance with Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall, a four-concert series at the Queens Museum of Art and participation in the 2014 New York Philharmonic Biennial as well as collaborations with the avant-garde composer-performer collective thingNY, chamber-punk-jazz ensemble Gutbucket and the Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble. In honor of Black History Month, they performed Haitian-American violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain’s immersive, multi-media piece Human Songs and Stories at Bronx Museum of the Arts.

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

Advanced musicians between the ages of 10 and 18 are eligible to audition for Face the Music and Kronos at Kaufman. For more information, please call 212 501 3390 or email jundercofler@kaufman-center.org.

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Face the Music – Series Events

Merkin Concert Hall

212 501 3330
Goodman House
129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

New York's Creative Home for Listeners, Learners and Performers

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER • Goodman House • 129 West 67th Street • New York, NY 10023 • (212) 501-3330