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Solar Flare: World Premieres by the 2019 Luna Composition Lab Fellows

Wednesday | May 8 2019 | 7 pm

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Tickets are FREE for Face the Music members and Special Music School High School students.

The five 2019 Fellows in Kaufman Music Center’s Luna Composition Lab mentorship program for young, female-identifying, non-binary and gender non-conforming composers will premiere their commissions at Merkin Hall. The program also includes music by Shelley Washington, Mary Halvorson and Alex Temple.

For the first time, all of NYC’s major pre-college music programs will join forces for a single concert. The performance features some of NYC’s finest young musicians, who hail from from Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music teen new music program and Special Music School High School along with players from NYC’s top conservatory programs – Juilliard Pre-College, Mannes Prep at The New School’s Open Campus and the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College.

Program

World premieres of new works by the 2018-19 Luna Composition Lab Fellows. Meet the fellows & read program notes.

TIFFANY CUARESMA – Hope
Performed by a piano trio from Mannes Prep at the New School

ABBY HARRIS – Sheva
Performed by a violin, clarinet and piano trio from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School High School

YURI LEE – Ostrich March
Performed by a brass quintet from Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music program
 
JOANNA MCDONALD – Peace
Performed by a flute, clarinet, oboe and piano quartet from Juilliard Pre-College

CHARLIE MEENAGHAN – Somatic
Performed by a string quartet from the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College program

Additional Works

SHELLEY WASHINGTON – A Kind of Lung
MARY HALVORSON – Spirit Splitter
ALEX TEMPLE – music TBA

Meet the 2019 Luna Lab Fellows