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.
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
SHELLEY WASHINGTON – A Kind of Lung
MARY HALVORSON – Spirit Splitter
ALEX TEMPLE – music TBA
Meet the 2019 Luna Lab Fellows