This event has been postponed.
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), public events at Merkin Hall have been suspended through May 11. See Kaufman Music Center community updates related to COVID-19.
Face the Music premieres works by the 2019-20 Luna Composition Lab Fellows: Olivia Bennett, Kimani Bridges, Madeline Clara Cheng, Ebunoluwa Oguntola and Sage Shurman. A national mentorship program founded by 2019 Grammy nominee Missy Mazzoli and 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Reid with Kaufman Music Center in 2016, Luna Lab is “changing the playing field by providing mentorship and exposure to teen-age female, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming composers” (The New Yorker).
The performance features some of NYC’s finest young musicians, who hail 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.
Watch the 2019 Solar Flare concert.