As coda to the four concert “New Voices” series by the teen new music sensations Face the Music, the June 22nd show brings a musical program you cannot miss at the newly renovated Queens Museum space with an exciting new format that utilizes multiples spaces in the Queens Museum, plus a collaboration with thingNY experimental music ensemble.
SCHEDULE & LOCATION OF PERFORMANCES
1230PM – thingNY + Face the Music perform NAME OF PIECE, a new work, in the Panorama of the City of New York
12:45PM – thingNY performs NAME OF PIECE in Skylight Gallery
1-1:15PM – Face the Music’s Pulsar Quartet performing excerpts of DJ Spooky’s Nauru Elegies in Skylight Gallery
1:15-1:45PM – Face the Music performs the world premiere of Paris Lavidis’ 21 Ways to Say Grace along with Francis Schwartz’s Cannibal Caliban, in the Shelley and Donald Rubin Gallery Exhibition Entre Fronteras.
1:45-2 PM- Repeat Performance of ThingNY + Face the Music performing NAME OF PIECE in the Panorama of the City of New York
About Face the Music
Called “a force in the new music world” by The New York Times, Face the Music is the country’s only ensemble for 18-and-under that is solely devoted to the music of living composers. In the space of nine years Face the Music has grown from an after-school club of eight kids to a massive group of over 135 students from all over the tri-state area who convene every week to write, rehearse, and perform music together. The ensemble advances Kaufman Music Center’s commitment to contemporary music and provides unparalleled performance and education experiences for the next generation of musical leaders.
Under the direction of Dr. Jenny Undercofler, Face the Music performs nearly 35 concerts each season in venues around the city ranging from schools to museums to concert halls. Highlights from recent seasons include performances at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Bang On A Can Marathon, the Ecstatic Music Festival, and the River to River Festival, where Face the Music opened for the Philip Glass Ensemble. Face the Music has collaborated with many professional artists, including the JACK Quartet, with whom they performed Steve Reich’s Triple Quartet at the Baryshnikov Arts Center last spring. Recently, Face the Music launched “Kronos at Kaufman,” a major collaboration with the Kronos Quartet for the 2013-14 season.
thingNY is a 501c3 not-for-profit collective of composer-performers who create and perform theatrically charged experimental music, champion the work of avant-garde and contemporary classical composers, and collaborate across disciplines, media and genres.
This project is supported in part by the Queens Council on the Arts.
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