—THEACADEMY—SIR SIMON RATTLE CONDUCTS ENSEMBLE ACJW IN ZANKEL HALL ONSUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 IN HIGHLIGHT OF ACADEMY’S WINTER SEASONDecember 19 Program of Ligeti, Strauss, and Rameau FeaturesViolinist Christian Tetzlaff and Soprano Barbara Hannigan as SoloistsOther Winter Concerts by Ensemble ACJW Take Place atJuilliard’s Paul Hall and Upper Manhattan as Part of theCarnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series;Carnegie Hall Family Concert in Zankel HallFeatures Alumni of The Academy This January
(November 11, 2010, NEW YORK, NY)—This winter, EnsembleACJW—the performance arm of The Academy—comes together to perform variedprograms at Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and Music at Our Saviour’sAtonement in Upper Manhattan. A major highlight of Ensemble ACJW’s season is aconcert on Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall led by Sir SimonRattle, Music Director of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The dramatic,somewhat dark, program includes György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with guestsoloist Christian Tetzlaff, Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabrefeaturing soprano Barbara Hannigan, Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen(with Mr. Tetzlaff as concertmaster), and Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Suite from LesBoréades. This concert is part of Mr. Tetzlaff’s six-event Perspectivesseries at Carnegie Hall this season.Ensemble ACJW also performs two free concerts in the coming months, continuingits free series at The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall on Tuesday, January 18 at8:00 p.m. with an exciting contemporary program that includes CharlesWuorinen’s Spinoff, Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, LouHarrison’s Varied Trio, and Astor Piazzola’s Las cuatro estacionesporteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires). The group will repeat thisprogram at Music of Our Saviour’s Atonement in Upper Manhattan for a free CarnegieHall Neighborhood Concert on Sunday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. Alumni of TheAcademy, now in its fifth season, are maintaining close ties with the program,and several of them will present a Carnegie Hall Family Concert on Sunday,January 16 at 1:00 p.m. exploring the wide and wonderful world of music,guiding families to help answer the question, “How does music show us ourworld?” Tickets for Carnegie Hall Family Concerts, starting at just $9, alsoinclude a pre-concert activity beginning one hour prior to the concert. Boththe Neighborhood Concert and Family Concert are presented by Carnegie Hall’sWeill Music Institute.The AcademyThe Academy is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the WeillMusic Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.Exemplary performers, dedicated teachers, and advocates for music, the fellowsof The Academy are redefining what it means to be a musician today. Created in2007 by Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson and TheJuilliard School’s President Joseph W. Polisi, The Academy supports youngprofessional musicians in developing careers as top-quality performers,innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who are fully engaged with thecommunities in which they live and work.Fellows of the two-year Academy program—chosen for their musicianship, but alsofor their leadership qualities and commitment to music education—come from someof the best music schools in the country, including the Curtis Institute ofMusic, Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Mannes College The NewSchool for Music, New England Conservatory, and Yale School of Music.As Ensemble ACJW, the fellows are an inspirational musical collective that hasearned accolades from critics and audiences alike for the quality of itsperformances as well as its fresh and open-minded approach, performing a widerange of music—from centuries past to works written days before an event—in avariety of performance venues. The group performs its own series at CarnegieHall and regularly appears at Paul Hall at The Juilliard School. As part of apartnership with Skidmore College that began in 2007, Ensemble ACJW givesmaster classes to university students and performs for the Saratoga Springscommunity in both concert halls and in informal settings around town.In addition to performance opportunities at the highest level, a robust programof professional development is an essential part of The Academy. Fellowspartner with New York City public schools, to share their artistry with—andbecome central resources for—music classrooms in the five boroughs. In theirsecond year, they also develop innovative, community-based group projects.Among those produced in recent years were a collaboration with residents of aBronx family apartment complex, a pen-pal program that paired young studentswith professional musicians, and a performance of George Crumb’s Voice of theWhale in the American Museum of Natural History’s Millstein Hall of Ocean Life.All of these activities make The Academy a dynamic program that is fosteringmusicians dedicated to making music central to all of our cultural lives. Visitacjw.org to learn more.Program InformationSunday, December 19, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.Zankel HallENSEMBLE ACJWSir Simon Rattle, ConductorChristian Tetzlaff, ViolinBarbara Hannigan, SopranoJEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Suite from Les BoréadesGYÖRGY LIGETI Violin ConcertoGYÖRGY LIGETI Mysteries of the MacabreRICHARD STRAUSS Metamorphosen: A Study for 23 StringsPerspectives: Christian TetzlaffTickets: $38, $50___________________________________________Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.Zankel HallCARNEGIE HALL FAMILY CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJWExplore the wide and wonderful world of music with Ensemble ACJW - made up ofalumni of The Academy.Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before each performance and arefree to all ticket holders.Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are made possible, in part, by generous endowmentgifts from Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.Tickets: $9, $15___________________________________________Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.Paul Hall155 West 65th StreetENSEMBLE ACJWCHARLES WUORINEN SpinoffGYÖRGY LIGETI Six Bagatelles for Wind QuintetLOU HARRISON Varied TrioASTOR PIAZZOLLA Las cuatro estaciones porteñas (The Four Seasons of BuenosAires)Tickets: FreeFor more information, visit juilliard.edu or call 212-769-7406.___________________________________________Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement178 Bennett AvenueNEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJWCHARLES WUORINEN SpinoffGYÖRGY LIGETI Six Bagatelles for Wind QuintetLOU HARRISON Varied TrioASTOR PIAZZOLLA Las cuatro estaciones porteñas (The Four Seasons of BuenosAires)Sponsored by TargetTickets: FreeFor more information, visit mosaconcerts.weebly.com or call 212-923-5757.The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the WeillMusic Institute in partnership with the New York City Department ofEducation—is made possible by a leadership gift from The Andrew W. MellonFoundation.Major funding has also been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, The Diller-vonFurstenberg Family Foundation, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The IrvingHarris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Mr. and Mrs.Lester S. Morse Jr., Judith and Burton Resnick, Susan and Elihu Rose, and ThePeter Jay Sharp Foundation, with additional support from Mr. and Mrs. NicolaBulgari, Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald CharitableFoundation, Susan and Ed Forst, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, the Edward John NobleFoundation, The William Petschek Family, and Suki Sandler.The Academy School Partnerships benefitting NYC public school students are madepossible, in part, by Bank of America.The Academy is made possible, in part, by public funds from the NationalEndowment for the Arts, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of theUS Department of State, and the New York State Council on the Arts.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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