Performance Monday, October 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Ensemble ACJW

The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education

Weill Recital Hall
Sir Simon Rattle has called Ensemble ACJW “wonderful players.” This is just one of the accolades this inspirational collective of outstanding young professional musicians—fellows in a two-year program that supports them in building careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers—have received. Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major is featured on this program. One of the composer’s most cheerful works, the effervescent Septet looks back to the light and genial wind serenades of Haydn and Mozart.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.


  • Ensemble ACJW
    ·· Beomjae Kim, Flute
    ·· Stanislav Chemyshev, Clarinet
    ·· Michael Zuber, Bassoon
    ·· Jennifer Ney, Horn
    ·· Garrett Amey, Percussion
    ·· Shir Semmel, Piano
    ·· Elizabeth Fayette, Violin
    ·· Danny Kim, Viola
    ·· Caleb van der Swaagh, Cello
    ·· Douglas Balliett, Double Bass


  • MOZART Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285
  • DAVID LANG these broken wings
  • BEETHOVEN Septet in E-flat Major


Beethoven's Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (Adagio cantabile)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

At a Glance

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART  Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285

Mozart composed the Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285, as part of a group of works commissioned by a wealthy Dutch physician and amateur flutist. Keeping his patron in mind, Mozart kept the flute melodies within the most gracious range of the instrument, favoring singing beauty over technical brilliance.

DAVID LANG  these broken wings

Composed in 2008 for contemporary music sextet eighth blackbird, these broken wings comprises three movements that present three distinct physical and musical challenges that stretch the musicians’ abilities to their limits.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN  Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Despite being written during the time when Beethoven became acutely aware of his growing deafness, his Septet is a lighthearted work brimming with sweet melodies that owes much to the genial serenades of Haydn and Mozart. The Septet was extremely popular in its day, but its popularity became vexing to the increasingly irascible Beethoven, who once growled to an admirer, “It was written by Mozart.”

Lead funding for Ensemble ACJW is provided by the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.

Major funding has been provided by The Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Susan and Edward C. Forst and Goldman Sachs Gives, the Max H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal, and Ernst & Young LLP.

Additional support has been provided by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, The Edwin Caplin Foundation, EGL Charitable Foundation, Leslie and Tom Maheras, Andrew and Margaret Paul, Park Hyatt hotels, UJA-Federation of New York, and The Wallace Foundation.

Public support is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Education.
This performance is part of Ensemble ACJW.

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