The teens and tweens of Face the Music premiere two new works for mixed ensemble: piano virtuoso Yusei Hata’s “A Call From a Guy” and Julian Galesi‘s “Four Kyles.”
Praised for “stunning performances” by The New York Times, Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music is the only youth ensemble in the country solely devoted to the music of living composers. Advancing Kaufman Music Center’s commitment to modern music, Face the Music draws over 200 students from all over the New York region. Face the Music performs music for large groups (orchestra, jazz band, improvisation ensemble), cultivates, workshops, and performs music by its own member-composers, and partners with the Kronos Quartet for a one-of-a-kind string quartet program devoted to contemporary music.
About Face the Music
The only youth ensemble in the U.S. dedicated to the creation and performance of music by living composers,Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what The New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.” NYC’s favorite youth new music ensemble performs at venues across the city and beyond, including Merkin Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, BAMcafé, Queens Museum, Roulette and WNYC’s The Greene Space. Face the Music is the only youth group among the Legacy Partners for Kronos Quartet’s exciting new commissioning initiative “Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.” The recipient of an ASCAP Aaron Copland Award, Face the Music has been featured in Chamber Music Magazine,The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily News and on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Presenting artists who push the imagination and revel in the wonderful world of sound and vision, [ROULETTEKIDS] is a family-friendly, kid-approved educational programming series that fosters enrichment, curiosity, and wonder through music and the free-play of the imagination, experimentation, and creative interaction.
Face the Music: New Works by New Folks II is a performance of [ROULETTE KIDS], a family-friendly, kid-approved educational programming series that fosters enrichment, curiosity, and wonder through music and the free-play of imagination, experimentation and creative interaction.
Support for [ROULETTE KIDS] is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.