Performance Friday, April 17, 2015 | 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
Ensemble ACJW’s versatility and verve are showcased in a program that includes Schumann’s Piano Quintet. An exuberant and remarkably inventive work, Schumann’s Quintet delights from its opening movement to its thrilling finale.

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


  • Ensemble ACJW
    ·· Garrett Arney, Percussion
    ·· Michael James Smith, Piano
    ·· Elizabeth Fayette, Violin
    ·· Kobi Malkin, Violin
    ·· Dana Kelley, Viola
    ·· Andrea Casarrubios, Cello
    ·· Michael Katz, Cello
    ·· Caleb van der Swaagh, Cello


  • FANNY MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E-flat Major
  • SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-flat Major


Schumann's Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44 (Allegro brillante)
Emerson String Quartet | Menahem Pressler, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

At a Glance


Osvaldo Golijov composed Mariel in memory of his friend Mariel Stubrin, capturing the short instant before grief upon learning about her sudden death. In the short work, he also incorporates the Brazilian music that she loved. Tonight’s duo performs the original version for cello and marimba.

FANNY MENDELSSOHN  String Quartet in E-flat Major

While often overshadowed by her brother Felix’s legacy, Fanny Mendelssohn’s compositions—numbering more than 460 works—are being rediscovered as mature and intelligent pieces in their own right. Her only string quartet owes a debt to the quartets of Beethoven, heard most obviously in the second movement’s fugal section.

ROBERT SCHUMANN  Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

While the first of its kind, Schumann’s Piano Quintet inspired other masterworks in the form, notably those by Brahms and Dvořák. Though Schumann had not completed a single work of chamber music prior to 1842, the combination of instruments allowed him to operate on a large scale, having access to the intimacy of a string quartet, the virtuosity of a solo pianist, and the grandeur of these forces together.

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, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, and Ernst & Young LLP.

Additional support has been provided by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, 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 by the New York City Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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