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Fast Forward: Music's Next Generation

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2021-22 performances will be announced soon!

Get to know a whole new generation of performers at this new series of four concerts streamed from Merkin Hall. Young musicians from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School, a NYC public school that teaches music as a core subject; Lucy Moses School, Manhattan’s largest community arts school; and ensembles from our Face the Music teen new music program explore a broad range of repertoire.

Watch the 2020-21 performances

Watch Special Music School 7th & 8th graders perform Liszt, Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Dvořák and R. Schumann.

Watch Lucy Moses School students perform Bach, Ravel, Schubert, Corigliano, Gaubert, Handel and Chopin.

Watch Special Music School and Lucy Moses School perform Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Adolphus Hailstork, Scott Joplin, Aldo López-Gavilan, Tania León, Jorge López Marin, Florence Price and William Grant Still.

Watch chamber ensembles from Special Music School High School perform music by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Florence Price.

Watch Face the Music ensembles perform music by member-composers, Caroline Davis, Niloufar Nourbakhsh and Prattyush Banerjee.

Thank you to the Supporters of Merkin Hall, Special Music School and Lucy Moses School.