Musical America has named Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director and founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, its 2018 Educator of the Year. Mr. Núñez is among five recipients recognized by Musical America for their artistic excellence and achievements in the arts for 2018. The others are Andris Nelsons (Artist of the Year), Mason Bates (Composer of the Year), Augustin Hadelich (Instrumentalist of the Year), and Sondra Radvanovsky (Vocalist of the Year).Read More
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At Bang on a Can’s 30th anniversary gala at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last month, Francisco Núñez and Young People’s Chorus of New York City were honored to receive BoaC’s Visionary Award from its three co-founders–Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and David Lang. Upon receiving the award, Francisco thanked his great BoaC friends and colleagues for supporting YPC for so many years and for recognizing that it is today’s children who will be the ones to build on the music, sounds, and ideas that BoaC has inspired.Read More
Even professional contemporary-music ensembles don’t often perform six world premieres on a single night. But on Friday at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, some 90 teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 did just that.Read More
Clouds and light rain had little bearing on Ithaca College’s 121st Commencement celebration in honor of the Class of 2016 on May 22.The college’s 1,354 graduates gathered on the academic quad just before 9 a.m. for a traditional procession into Butterfield Stadium.Read More
Like strange angels, or some other form of beatific extraterrestrial life, the choristers of the Young People's Chorus of New York looked on silently, clad in dark, robelike garments and lighting the way with luminescent white orbs. They smiled warmly as visitors, wearing 3D glasses, wandered through the space behind the stage set at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's versatile Fishman Space.Read More
Police vans, buses, and ambulances are lined up for a whole block outside Munich's main train station these days. Bavaria braces itself each week as about 10,000 new refugees arrive from Syria and elsewhere. This southern state in Germany tries to welcome them — sorting and sending in a very orderly German way, and extending a caring hand.Read More
Pope Francis is set to visit the National September 11th Memorial and Museum next week and while he's there, the Young People's Chorus of New York City will perform for him.
The chorus was founded 27 years ago by artistic director Francisco Nunez.Read More
It didn’t take long Monday night for an award-winning youth choir from the Big Apple to put big smiles on the faces of a worldly Festival del Sole audience.
Fresh from the competitive ranks of the Golden Gate Choral Competition — during which the disciplined, attractive choristers earned three gold medals in major categories — the Young People’s Chorus (YPC) of New York City presented a delightful hour-long program of material ranging from classical to pop in the Christian Brothers Mont La Salle Chapel on Mount Veeder.Read More
“Phenomenal” was the word most repeated by the 72 young singers from Centreville High School in Clifton, Virginia, who participated in a choral workshop given on April 17 by Francisco J. Núñez, the artistic director and founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.Read More
Each season, the Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents a concert that shows off its members’ vocal prowess in performing a variety of choral music. This year’s concert is titled “One World, Many Voices,” and will feature all of the organization’s more than 300 singers, ages 8-18, as they take the audience on a musical journey around the globe.Read More
Jo Reed: That is the Young People's Chorus of New York singing “Every Stop on the F Train.” YPC Founder and Artistic Director Francisco Nunez is conducting. And this is Art Works, the weekly podcast produced by the National Endowment for the Arts. I'm Josephine Reed.Read More
While the Los Angeles Philharmonic gets the lion’s share of attention for its progressive programming, its co-resident in Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, has been mirroring that trait all along. Under Grant Gershon, its enthusiastic, boyish-looking music director, the Master Chorale has kept one foot planted in the usual choral tradition and the other foot eagerly stepping out of the mold.Read More
The Los Angeles Master Chorale ended its 50th season Sunday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the premiere of three new works commissioned for the occasion and two other recent Chorale commissions. That's news. But so too is the way that this chorus operates.Read More