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BRM Weekly: Face the Music

  • Jalopy Theatre and School of Music 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 USA (map)

Tickets: $15 7-8pm

Face the Music is Kaufman Music Center’s contemporary music education program for teenagers, and the country’s only youth orchestra dedicated to post-genre music by living composers. It features a collection of ensembles including chamber orchestras, a jazz big-band, an improvisation collective, string quartets and mixed chamber-groups, dedicated to studying and performing experimental, new-classical, new-jazz & avant-garde music written exclusively by living composers.

Face the Music also offers mentorship, support and unique promotional opportunities to developing young performers and composers, through its unparalleled network of professional contemporary musicians, organizations, media, and venues. In partnership with Luna Composition Lab, Face the Music mentors young female composers.

Every Sunday, more than 100 students from the New York City tri-state area come together to work with a team of coaches and conductors, to explore and study the music of today as a vehicle to learn collaborative decision-making, gain leadership skills and produce performances of music composed by its own members. Each year, Face the Music presents more than 20 concerts at some of New York’s best concert venues, experimental performance spaces, as well as schools and educational institutions.

Pannonia Quartet:
Nina Uesato and Moises Molina, violins; Musajon Kakhkharov, viola; Boubacar Diallo, cello; coached by Adrianna Mateo

Samurai Mama Big Band:
Ben Schaffzin, David Hovanisyan, Doc Seuss, Leo Freynk, Robbie Mathews, Theo Padua, Zach Schurr, winds; Austin Celestin, Graeme Buehrer, Nick Filanovsky, trumpets; Owen Carter, Deandre Desir, Thatcher Pitkoff, trombones; Mercer Patterson, piano; Arcinello Jocson, electric guitar; Maxwell Jensen-Moulton, electric bass; Titus Daniels, drumset; conducted by Aakash Mittal

Sound Bite Orchestra:
Andre Hetu, Marina Zurita McKinnon, Zachary Zemmel, guitars; Avery Cabassa, violin; Ben Goodman, clarinet; Anna Yeh, piano; Helen Knaus, electric bass; Isai Rabiu, percussion; Caden Castro, drumset; conducted by Aakash Mittal

FTM Advanced Project:
Jonah Murphy, flute; Doc Seuss, David Hovanisyan, saxophones; Deandre Desir, tuba; Jack Neiberg, electric bass; Julius Philp, electric guitar; Mercer Patterson, vibraphone; Max Dolgin, drumset; conducted by Aakash Mittal

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Later Event: May 3
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