Face the Music will feature two of its enembles: Face the Music Symphony will perform “Symphonic Greek Dances” by Paris Lavidis and Ravi Shankar’s rarely performed collaboration, “Passages”. Sound Bite Orchestra, which specializes in forms of creative improvisation, will perform an original work inspired by Walter Thompson’s “Sound Painting”.
Face the Music is America’s only ensemble for teenagers that creates and performs classical music by living composers. Called a “force in the new music world” by The New York Times, Face the Music has grown, in eight years, from an after-school club of eight kids to a massive group of over 190 students from all over the tri-state area who convene every Sunday to practice and perform together. Under the direction of Dr. Jenny Undercofler, Face the Music performs between 35 to 45 concerts each season in venues around the city ranging from schools, to museums, to concert halls. Highlights from recent seasons include performances on the Bang On A Can Marathon, Ecstatic Music Festival, and the River to River Festival, opening for the Philip Glass Ensemble. Face the Music has collaborated with many professional artists, including most recently, the JACK Quartet, with whom we performed Steve Reich’s Triple Quartet at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Face the Music has been broadcast multiple times on WNYC and WQXR and has been featured on All Things Considered. In 2011, Face the Music was honored with the ASCAP Aaron Copland Award.
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