• Violinist Owen Dalby, who was an Ensemble ACJW fellow from 2007–2010, recently joined the acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet as its newest member. On October 29, 2015, Owen performed for the first time at Carnegie Hall as part of the ensemble, and writes about the special experience of performing in Zankel Hall again after the fellowship.
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    • As part of Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season, the Weill Music Institute (WMI) launches The Somewhere Project, a citywide exploration of West Side Story. This creative learning project engages artists and audiences in all five boroughs in a celebration of community and music, encouraging everyone to consider the musical’s timeless themes.
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    • Ensemble ACJW’s in-school residencies represent one of the largest in-depth collaborations between a cultural institution and New York City public schools.
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    • GLASSES blog | On December 16, 2015, pianist Evgeny Kissin gave a special performance of rarely heard piano works by lesser-known Jewish composers and recited Yiddish poetry. As part of his encore, Kissin recited a poem which we wrote titled “Ani maymin” (“Credo”).
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    • GLASSES blog | To better understand the effect of music in early childhood development, Carnegie Hall commissioned a new research paper from Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf, an expert in the field. Titled “Why Making Music Matters,” her research points to several key reasons why investing in children early and often is critical to healthy development and a successful future—and that music can play a role in everyday interactions that support our next generation. The following is a summary of Dr. Wolf’s findings.
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