On January 14, Face the Music performs at Roulette with Mazz Swift and the International Contemporary Ensemble, the artist collective hailed as “America’s foremost new-music group” (Alex Ross) and “the new gold standard for new-music” (The New Yorker). They will perform works by Mazz Swift following a residency with the vocalist, composer, improviser and Juilliard-trained violinist.
Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music is the country’s first youth ensemble dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers. Called “a force in the New York new-music world” by The New York Times, Face the Music is a unique youth orchestra: An ensemble and collective music-making program where young and committed musicians use the music of today as a vehicle to explore collaborative decision-making and develop leadership skills. Face the Music features a collection of ensembles including chamber orchestras, a jazz big-band, an improvisation collective, string quartets and mixed chamber-groups.