TYPE OF EVENT
7:30 PM- 9:30 PM
The Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, fl 5
New York NY
Kaufman Music Center‘s youth new-music ensemble Face the Music displays its boldness and versatility with upcoming concerts at The Jazz Gallery (May 20), and at Le Poisson Rouge with flutist Claire Chase (June 10). In between, Laura Kaminsky’s acclaimed chamber opera As One is presented in conjunction with WorldPride NYC and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising (three performances, May 30 – June 4), presented at Merkin Concert Hall. See below for ticket links for these events.
June also brings the fourth biennial Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition, June 18 – 23. This prestigious competition, which is open to pianists up to age 18, includes 62 contestants from eight countries, drawn from a field of 208 applicants. The competition culminates in a winners’ showcase concert at Merkin Hall on Tuesday, June 25 (2 pm). Admission is free.
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F A C E…T H E…M U S I C
Face the Music is Kaufman Music Center’s contemporary music education program for teenagers and the country’s only youth orchestra dedicated to studying and performing post-genre music by living composers. Praised for “stunning performances” by The New York Times, Face the Music features a collection of ensembles, all dedicated to studying and performing experimental, new-classical, new-jazz and avant-garde music written exclusively by living composers.
>> Monday, May 20 (7:30 pm): Face the Music at The Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, 5th floor, NYC
Face the Music ranges freely through a highly diverse selection of works for string quartet, jazz ensemble, and improvisation ensemble by Angelica Negrón (Triste Silencio Programmatico), John Hollenbeck (Drewslate), Snarky Puppy (Outlier), and three of the ensemble’s own members: Isai Rabiu, Jose Suarez, and Graeme Buehrer.
Puerto Rican-born composer Negrón is known for combining toy, robotic, electronic, and acoustic instruments in her idiosyncratic pieces. Hollenbeck is known for his visionary compositions for large jazz ensemble, while Snarky Puppy bring a jam-band sensibility to their funky, propulsive tunes.
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