Face the Music - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 W. 62nd St. - 212 205 6632
New York, NY 10023
Description: The only student ensemble in New York City dedicated to performing music by living classical composers, Kaufman Center's Face the Music has been praised by The New York Times for its "stunning performances" of works by Steve Reich, Nico Muhly and Terry Riley. Founded by the Kaufman Center's Jenny Undercofler and composer Huang Ruo in 2005, Face the Music is an "alt-classical" ensemble of more than 60 talented teenagers from more than 20 New York area middle and high schools. In addition to performing at venues that include Merkin Concert Hall, the Queens Museum of Art and Museo del Barrio, the group will be featured in the Kaufman Center's critically-acclaimed Ecstatic Music Festival. Recipient of the 2011 ASCAP Aaron Copland Award, the ensemble has also been featured on WQXR's "Young Artist Showcase" and National Public Radio's All Things Considered.