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American pianist Heather O'Donnell has emerged as a distinctive and probing new voice on the music scene, presenting a repertoire that spans the 18th through the 21st-century with "masterful playing" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), "fine intelligence" (Philharmonic Magazine), and "fiery performances" (the Village Voice).
Made up of approximately twenty students, ages 11 to 17, Face the Music was founded in the fall of 2005 by Special Music School Music Director Jenny Undercofler and composer Huang Ruo. In January of 2008, the group helped to re-open Merkin Hall with the premiere of Ira Mowitz's Kol Aharon for violin, digital soundtrack, and ensemble. Since then, Face the Music has performed at Roulette, Queens College, the Queens Museum of Art, and twice on the Wordless Music Series. This spring, they helped to open the Greene Space with a live broadcast on WNYC, and in May, gave the US premiere of Gérard Grisey’s Manifestations in Merkin Hall.
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