Kaufman Music Center’s “alt-classical” youth ensemble Face the Music will perform at Musica Reginae at Church in the Gardens on Sunday, January 27th at 5:30pm. The program includes: Philip Glass, Quartet No.5; Conrad Tao, String Quartet No. 2; Julia Wolfe, Lick; Ethan Cohn (student), Lionfish; World Premiere of Inseguimento by Jack Guglielmetti (student).
The only student ensemble in New York City dedicated to performing music by living classical composers, Face the Music has been praised by the New York Times for its “stunning performances” of music by contemporary composers and hailed by critics as “polished, exuberant” (New York Times) and one of “New York’s favorite contemporary-classical ensembles” (Time Out New York). Since its founding in 2005, the ensemble 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 “a force in the New York new-music world.”