Francisco Núñez Leads A Conversation With Doreen Rao At The 2019 Chorus America Conference

Francisco Núñez Leads A Conversation With Doreen Rao At The 2019 Chorus America Conference

At the 2019 national Chorus America conference next week in Philadelphia, Francisco J. Núñez will lead a conversation with Doreen Rao in a breakout session entitled “Beyond Borders and Boundaries: Doreen Rao in Conversation with Francisco Núñez.” The two choral music pioneers will discuss Doreen’s influence as a visionary devoted to building bridges between concert performance and music education and her thoughts on the importance of female mentorship.

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Francisco J. Nunez and Cristian Grases Conduct Music For Young Voices, Sung By Young Voices

Francisco J. Nunez and Cristian Grases Conduct Music For Young Voices, Sung By Young Voices

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, at 2 pm, at Carnegie Hall, MacArthur Genius Grant-winning composer Francisco J. Núñez and Venezuelan composer Cristian Grases conduct new music specially composed for young people's voices, including two world premieres. The concert, ||: Song/Play :|| will be performed by Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International comprised of sixteen youth choirs from around the world.

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Francisco J. Núñez Receives Honorary Doctor Of Music Degree From Gettysburg College

Francisco J. Núñez Receives Honorary Doctor Of Music Degree From Gettysburg College

On Sunday morning, May 20, Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director and founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, was presented with Gettysburg College’s Honorary Doctor of Music degree at the Gettysburg College commencement ceremony of the Class of 2018 – 608 graduates in all.

Gettysburg College Provost Christopher Zappe presented the honorary degree to Mr. Núñez, citing him as “a leading proponent of the significant role that music can play in achieving diversity and equality in today’s society.”  “You are an example,” Provost Zappe said, “of what can be accomplished when young people from different backgrounds are actively encouraged to appreciate and embrace the differences in themselves and others through music.”

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Francisco J. Núñez named Musical America's 2018 Educator of the Year

Francisco J. Núñez named Musical America's 2018 Educator of the Year

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).  

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Francisco J. Núñez honored with Bang on a Can's Visionary Award at its 30th Anniversary Gala

Francisco J. Núñez honored with Bang on a Can's Visionary Award at its 30th Anniversary Gala

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.

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BAM's Epiphany - Concert or Art Installation?

BAM's Epiphany - Concert or Art Installation?

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.

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Better late than never: New York choir to share choral laurels with Denmark singers

Better late than never: New York choir to share choral laurels with Denmark singers

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.

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