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Kaufman Music Center’s “alt-classical” youth ensemble Face the Music will perform at St. Ann’s Church on Wednesday, June 19, 8 pm. The program includes works by Reich, Adams, Joe Jordan (student) & Jake Belissimo (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.”


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The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM) celebrates 25 years of dynamic music making with its annual New Music Festival, October 17-20, 2012.

Featured Guest Composer: John Luther Adams

The 2012 Bowling Green New Music Festival, held on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, will be a wide-reaching interdisciplinary gathering featuring the work guest composer John Luther Adams, prize-winning author Barry Lopez, sound artist Marina Rosenfeld and many other composers, performers and scholars. Titled “Music and the Physical World,” this festival’s events will focus on music, the written word, visual art and science, exploring topics about nature, sustainability and the interconnectedness of all things. Other featured guests will include the JACK Quartet, ecomusicologist Aaron Allen and percussionist Doug Perkins.

Festival highlights include a performance of Adams’ mammoth outdoor environmental percussion work Inuksuit, a concert celebrating the influential West Coast record label Cold Blue, a screening of Leonard Kamerling’s film version of Strange and Sacred Noise, An ongoing installation of Rosenfeld’s video work WHITE LINES, and much more.

Organized by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and the College of Musical Arts, the festival has hosted John Adams, Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, William  Bolcom, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, Anthony Davis, Philip Glass, John Harbison, Lou Harrison, Karel Husa, Joan La Barbara, David Lang, Paul Lansky, Robert Morris, Pauline Oliveros, Shulamit Ran, Bernard Rands, Terry Riley, Christopher Rouse, Frederic Rzewski, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Bright Sheng, Steven Stucky, Morton Subotnick, Joan Tower, Vladimir Ussachevsky and more than 350 other guest composers and musicians since 1980. The 2012 festival marks the 33rd consecutive year of new music festivals at Bowling Green.

For a complete schedule of events visit

Most events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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