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Face the Music Announces 2013-14 Concerts

Announcing Face the Music's 2013-14 Concerts! Season kick-off on November 11 at Drom   Works by Michael Gordon, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Vijay Iyer & Nico Muhly plus world premieres of 15 new pieces by Face the Music members. Highlights include a performance with Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall, a four-concert series at the Queens Museum of Art and participati…

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Kronos Quartet Members Coach Face the Music Quartets

The new Kronos at Kaufman program kicked off on Friday, October 15 at Special Music School HIgh School, where four string quartets from Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music ensemble were coached by members of Kronos Quartet. Kronos founder and violinist David Harrington rehearsed Gregor Huebner's "String Quartet No. 3" with Quartet This Side Up and coached Pannon…

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Listen to Face the Music at The Greene Space

Listen to the recording. "This summer, Kaufman Music Center's alt-classical youth ensemble Face the Music joined forces with JACK Quartet for an exclusive Q2 Music recording of Steve Reich's Triple Quartet in The Greene Space at WQXR. "Originally commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, Reich's 1998 composition calls for three string quartets or a single quartet wi…

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Kronos Quartet Teams Up with Face the Music

KRONOS QUARTET TO MENTOR YOUTH STRING QUARTETS AT KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER, SHAPING NEXT GENERATION OF PERFOMERS Beginning in September 2013, three young string quartets from Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music youth ensemble will have the unprecedented opportunity to develop a close mentoring relationship with Kronos Quartet, the Grammy-winning ensemble known for its…

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Face the Music Announces New Concerts & Recordings

Highlights Include Performances at BAMcafé, Merkin Concert Hall, The New Music USA Awards Ceremony, Make Music New York and Conrad Tao’s UNPLAY Festival Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music, NYC’s only youth ensemble dedicated to performing music by living classical composers, has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s v…

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Face the Music Takes NYC

Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music youth ensemble 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.” Founded in 2005 by Dr. Jenny Undercofler with eight students with unique passion for…

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Theater Wing Director Sean Hartley’s New Musical Reviewed in the New York Times!

Kaufman Center's Theater Wing Director Sean Hartley's new musical, "Love and Real Estate," premiered at 59E59's Summer Shorts Festival this past weekend, and the New York Times was on hand to provide a glowing review. Of the show, Daniel M. Gold writes, "The biggest [payoff] comes in 'Love and Real Estate,' a Manhattanized 'Three Little Pigs' m…

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Kids Can Try Out Instruments at Discovery Day on June 21!

New York’s largest community arts school opens its doors to the public for its fourth annual Discovery Day. At this FREE event, children ages four and up can try out a wide range of instruments under the guidance of Lucy Moses School’s dedicated and experienced faculty members. This is a great opportunity for beginners as well as young music students thin…

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Face the Music to Perform with Philip Glass Ensemble on June 20

Come celebrate Philip Glass's 75th birthday in Rockefeller Park, when Kaufman Center's Face the Music "alt-classical" teen ensemble performs Glassworks on a bill with the Philip Glass Ensemble. This FREE outdoor concert, part of the River to River Festival, takes place on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 pm. Get more info.

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Face the Music Student Notes - Spring 2012

Congratulations to Face the Music and the ensemble’s Director Jenny Undercofler on a New York Times feature by music critic Allan Kozinn in the Sunday, March 25, 2012 Arts & Leisure section. Read the article. Face the Music has recently worked with three exciting guest conductors: Eric Jacobsen, Conductor of The Knights, Brad Lubman, Music Director and Co-Artist…

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