Event - Second Sundays for Families: It Sounds Like Music

Second Sundays for Families: It Sounds Like Music

03.08.15, 2:00 pm

Enjoy two sets of cool and unusual music presented by Face the Music, the only youth ensemble in the country dedicated to the creation and performance of music by living composers. Take tours of our exhibitions that focus on works that have sound as a key element.  Then visit our art studio and make your own sound-making object or noisemaker so that you can make music at home

Schedule of Events

1-4:30pm: Make Your Own Noisemaker workshop in our Education Studios, 2nd Floor

1 – 4:30pm: Sign up for a tour with a museum educator or explore galleries on your own and ask a Visitor Engagement Agent to highlight works of art that make sound.

2pm & 4pm: Face The Music returns to Queens Museum to present three diverse ensembles. First, the Face The Music Symphony performs Meetings Along The Edge, a composition by Philip Glass based on a Ravi Shankar theme. Sound Bite Orchestra presents a collaborative composition, They Show Me Through Their Eyes Only. Fe4rless Voices closes the program with original songs by bandleader Michelle David.


The only youth ensemble in the U.S. dedicated to the creation and performance of music by living composers, the 200+ member Face the Music has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City's vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called "€œa force in the New York new-music world."€ In the space of ten 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 "€œKronos at Kaufman,"€ a major collaboration with the Kronos Quartet for the 2013-14 season.


Concerts will take place at 2pm and again at 4pm, and are free & open to the public, no RSVP needed.