Francisco J. Núñez to Present World Premiere in Celebration of Juilliard MAP’s 30th Anniversary

By Francisco Salazar

Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director/founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, will present the world premiere of his new work, “MAP: A New World.”

The new work will be performed at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City on May 14.

Composed by Núñez in celebration of the Juilliard Music Advancement Program’s 30th season, the work features a libretto by novelist Monique Truong and will be performed at the event by a chorus made up of MAP students.

Featuring Juilliard415, the school’s Historical Performance (HP) instrumental ensemble, and conducted by Núñez, the performance is the culmination of Juilliard’s anniversary season.

MAP is a tuition-free program for talented youth at Juilliard and serves students of all backgrounds in New York City.

In a statement, Núñez said, “It is incredibly fitting that MAP: A New World will premiere at the 30th anniversary season of Julliard’s MAP program. MAP students were selected because of their commitment to artistic excellence, and this work is a homage to their hard work and dedication.”