CARNEGIEHALL PARTNERS WITH SPAIN’S NIEMEYER CENTER,GIFTED YOUNG MUSICIANS FROM ENSEMBLE ACJWIN RESIDENCE IN ASTURIAS, SPAIN, FROM NOVEMBER 16–23Alumni of The Academy To Take Part in Week-Long Residency,Teaching Local Music Students at Conservatories in Avilés and Oviedo,and Performing at Avilés’ Teatro Palacio Valdés on November 20,Mieres’ Jeronimo Ibran Cultural Center on November 21, andOviedo’s Filarmonica Theatre on November 22
(November 8, 2010, NEW YORK, NY)—A new partnershipbetween New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Niemeyer Center, thenew Spanish international cultural center, will bring some of the world’sfinest young professional musicians to Asturias, Spain, from November 16–23 fora week-long residency to include public performances and workshops with localmusic students.Beginning on November 16, more than a dozen alumni musicians of The Academy—aprogram of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institutein partnership with the New York City Department of Education—will take upresidency in Asturias. As Ensemble ACJW, the musicians will present freeperformances at Avilés’ Teatro Palacio Valdés on Saturday, November 20 andMieres’ Jeronimo Ibran Cultural Center on Sunday, November 21 with bothprograms to include works by Mozart, Dvorák, and David Bruce. The group willalso present a free concert at Oviedo’s Filarmonica Theatre on Monday, November22 to include music by Nielsen, Mozart, and Dvorák.Throughout their visit, The Academy musicians will interact with students fromthe Avilés Conservatory and the Oviedo Superior Conservatory, engaging withstudents from first grade through college level, through workshops, coachings,and individual lessons. On November 21, local conservatory students willpresent a concert at Avilés’ St. Augustin Hospital, including music that theyhave prepared with The Academy players. Tickets to Ensemble ACJW’s publicperformances will be offered first to local conservatories, music academies,and schools, in line with Niemeyer Center’s focus on education.Designed by the legendary architect Oscar Niemeyer, Niemeyer Center is anew and leading Spanish project in arts and culture, scheduled to open itsdoors in December 2010. In advance of its official opening, it has alreadyreceived visits from prestigious world cultural figures such as StephenHawking, Vint Cerf, Kevin Spacey, Paulo Coelho, Teresa Berganza, Wole Soyinka,Woody Allen, and Yo-Yo Ma. Education is key to the mission of Niemeyer Center.Carnegie Hall and Niemeyer Center announced their new internationalcollaboration in December 2009.Established in 2007 by Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director CliveGillinson and The Juilliard School’s President Joseph W. Polisi, The Academyis a two-year fellowship program that supports young professional musicians indeveloping careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, anddedicated teachers who are fully engaged with the communities in which theylive 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 United States, 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—ranging from centuries past to works written days before anevent—in a variety of performance venues. In New York City, the group performsits own series at Carnegie Hall and regularly appears at Paul Hall at TheJuilliard School and (Le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village. In partnershipwith Skidmore College that began in 2007, Ensemble ACJW also gives masterclasses to university students and performs for the Saratoga Springs communityin upstate New York, both in concert halls and in informal settings aroundtown.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 all five boroughs of New YorkCity. In their second year of the program, they also develop innovative,community-based group projects.As The Academy continues to evolve, a large number of alumni are maintaining aclose relationship with the program, returning to perform as part of EnsembleACJW at Carnegie Hall and for national and international audiences. During the2009–2010 season, alumni of the program performed sold-out concerts atGermany’s Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and were presented at Tokyo’sSuntory Hall with much success. Both venues have invited Academy fellows backto perform during the 2010–2011 season. Continuing this new tradition ofinternational residencies, alumni travel to Asturias, Spain, to participate inthis November residency in partnership with Niemeyer Center.Since its opening in 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the internationalstandard for excellence in performance. Today, the pre-eminent concert hallpresents close to 180 performances by the world’s finest artists on its threestages—Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Zankel Hall, and Weill Recital Hall—withofferings ranging from orchestral concerts, chamber music and solo recitals tojazz, world, and popular music. Extensive music education programs developed byCarnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute serve more than 115,000 people annuallyin the New York metropolitan area, across the United States, and around theworld, supporting Carnegie Hall’s commitment as a non-profit organization tomaking great music accessible to as many people as possible. Carnegie Hall’spartner in establishing The Academy program, The Juilliard School, isone of the world’s pre-eminent conservatories of dance, drama, and music.Founded in 1905, Juilliard continues, in its second century, to educate anastounding array of artists and leaders in the performing arts, with its currentstudent body representing 39 US states and 46 countries from around the globe.Musicians of Ensemble ACJWOwen Dalby, violinJoanna Marie Frankel, violinMeena M. Bhasin, violaNicholas Canellakis, celloEvan Premo, double bassCheng wen Winnie Lai, oboeJames Austin Smith, oboeAlicia Lee, clarinetSarah Beaty, clarinetSeth Baer, bassoonBrad Balliett, bassoonAlana Vegter, hornEric Reed, hornAlma Maria Liebrecht, hornGreg DeTurck, pianoInformation about Ensemble ACJW Performances in Asturias:ENSEMBLE ACJWSaturday, November 20, 2010Teatro Palacio ValdésAvilés, SpainMOZART Divertimento in D Major, K. 251DAVID BRUCE GumbootsDVORÁK Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44___________________________________ENSEMBLE ACJWSunday, November 21, 2010Jeronimo Ibran Cultural CenterMieres, SpainMOZART Divertimento in D Major, K. 251DAVID BRUCE GumbootsDVORÁK Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44___________________________________ENSEMBLE ACJWMonday, November 22, 2010Filarmonica TheatreOviedo, SpainNIELSEN Serenata in vano, Op. 68MOZART Serenade for Winds in E-flat Major, K. 375DVORÁK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81The 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 Irving HarrisFoundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S.Morse Jr., Judith and Burton Resnick, Susan and Elihu Rose, and The Peter JaySharp Foundation, with additional support from Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari,Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Susanand Ed Forst, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, the Edward John Noble Foundation, TheWilliam 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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