• Friday, Mar 18, 2011

    Artist Update and Event Information for Ensemble ACJW Programs, April to June

    ENSEMBLE ACJW PERFORMS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY
    THIS APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE

    Pianist Emanuel Ax Replaces Joyce DiDonato as
    Guest Artist on April 17 at (Le) Poisson Rouge

    Academy International Partnerships Expand with Ensemble ACJW in Residence in
    Abu Dhabi, South Africa, Iceland, and Germany
     

    This April, May, and June, Ensemble ACJW, the performing arm of The Academy, continues its 2010–2011 season with a number of concerts throughout New York City, including Carnegie Hall, Juilliard’s Paul Hall, and Greenwich Village nightclub (Le) Poisson Rouge, as well as in free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts presented by the Weill Music Institute.

    On Sunday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m., Ensemble ACJW performs the second of its three concerts this season at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Pianist Emanuel Ax is the special guest artist at this performance, replacing soprano Joyce DiDonato, who is unable to appear due to scheduling reasons. The program is to be announced. The group will finish its (Le) Poisson Rouge series on Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. with a program to be announced.

    At Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m., Ensemble ACJW performs an eclectic program of Copland’s Sextet, Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments, and Steve Reich’s Different Trains, a program that will be repeated in a Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Casita Maria Center in the Bronx. An earlier Neighborhood Concert, on Sunday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m., at Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement in Upper Manhattan, features Bartók’s Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano; Mozart’s Serenade for Winds in E-flat Major; and Dvorák’s String Quintet in G Major.

    Conductor Ransom Wilson joins the Ensemble at Juilliard’s Paul Hall on Tuesday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. as they perform Colin Matthew’s Dowlandia, J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Tristan Murail’s Vues aériennes, and John Adams’s Chamber Symphony.

    Also of special note this spring, Ensemble ACJW performs Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello and David Bruce's Steampunk at The Greene Space on April 5 as part of WQXR’s “Trout Week: A WQXR Chamber Music Festival”, a festival of live performances, radio specials, and web features. During the week, WQXR will present different chamber groups live in The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s multiplatform live events venue, with live broadcasts on WQXR 105.9 FM and live video webcasts on wqxr.org. Bill McLaughlin, host of “Exploring Music,” which airs on WQXR, will also lead conversations with the ensembles.

    This year, Ensemble ACJW, which has previously traveled to Germany and Spain, increases its international presence, with Academy alumni musicians in residence in the United Arab Emirates, among other locations. At the Abu Dhabi Festival in the United Arab Emirates from March 19–24, Ensemble ACJW performs in concert on March 22 as well as in workshops for students and a special performance for schools. Future international Academy residencies will also take place in South Africa, Iceland, and Germany.

    About the Academy/Ensemble ACJW
    Exemplary performers, dedicated teachers, and advocates for music, the fellows of The Academy are redefining what it means to be a musician today.

    Created in 2007 by Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson and The Juilliard School’s President Joseph W. Polisi, The Academy supports the finest postgraduate musicians in developing careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who are fully engaged with the communities in which they live and work.

    Fellows of the two-year Academy program—chosen for their musicianship, but also for their leadership qualities and commitment to music education—come from some of the best music schools in the country, including the Curtis Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Mannes College The New School for Music, New England Conservatory, and Yale School of Music.

    As Ensemble ACJW, the fellows are an inspirational musical collective that has earned accolades from critics and audiences alike for the quality of its performances as well as its fresh and open-minded approach, performing a wide range of music—from centuries past to works written days before an event—in a variety of performance venues. The group performs its own series at Carnegie Hall and regularly appears at Paul Hall at The Juilliard School. As part of a partnership with Skidmore College that began in 2007, Ensemble ACJW gives master classes to university students and performs for the Saratoga Springs community in both concert halls and in informal settings around town.

    In addition to performance opportunities at the highest level, a robust program of professional development is an essential part of The Academy. Fellows partner with New York City public schools, to share their artistry with—and become central resources for—music classrooms in the five boroughs. In their second year, they also develop innovative, community-based group projects. Among those produced in recent years were a collaboration with residents of a Bronx family apartment complex, a pen-pal program that paired young students with professional musicians, and a performance of George Crumb’s Voice of the Whale 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 fostering musicians dedicated to making music central to all of our cultural lives. Visit acjw.org to learn more.


    Program Information
    Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 5:00 PM
    Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement
    178 Bennett Avenue
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJW

    BÉLA BARTÓK Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Serenade for Winds in E-flat Major, K. 375
    ANTONÍN DVORÁK String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.

    Tickets: Free

    For more information call 212-923-5757.
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    Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM
    (Le) Poisson Rouge
    158 Bleecker Street
    ENSEMBLE ACJW
    Emanuel Ax, Piano

    Program to be announced

    Tickets: $20

    For more information call 212-505-3474.
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    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM
    Weill Recital Hall
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    AARON COPLAND Sextet
    IGOR STRAVINSKY Octet for Wind Instruments
    STEVE REICH Different Trains

    Tickets: $25
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    Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM
    Casita Maria Center
    928 Simpson Street
    Bronx, NY 10459

    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJW

    AARON COPLAND Sextet
    IGOR STRAVINSKY Octet for Wind Instruments
    STEVE REICH Different Trains

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.

    Tickets: Free (RSVP to info@casita.us)
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    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM
    Paul Hall
    155 West 65th Street
    ENSEMBLE ACJW
    Ransom Wilson, Conductor

    COLIN MATTHEWS Dowlandia
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
    TRISTAN MURAIL Vues aériennes
    JOHN ADAMS Chamber Symphony

    Tickets: Free
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    Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM
    (Le) Poisson Rouge
    158 Bleecker Street
    ENSEMBLE ACJW

    Program to be announced

    Tickets: $20

    For more information call 212-505-3474.
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    Major funding for 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–has been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., Judith and Burton Resnick, Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, and The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, with additional support from The Arnow Family Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Susan and Ed Forst, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, the Edward John Noble Foundation, and Suki Sandler.

    The Academy School Partnerships benefitting NYC public school students are made possible, in part, by Bank of America.

    The Academy is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, the US Department of State, and the New York State Council on the Arts.


    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
     

    Ticket Information for Carnegie Hall
    Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For more information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.

    Ticket Information for The Juilliard School
    Ensemble ACJW concerts at Juilliard’s Paul Hall are free, but tickets are required and are available at The Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard, located at 155 West 65th Street; by calling the Box Office at 212-769-7406; or by visiting the Juilliard website: juilliard.edu. Tickets frequently are completely distributed on the first day available, but a standby line forms one hour prior to the performance on the day of the concert.

    Ticket Information for (Le) Poisson Rouge
    For more information, visit www.lprnyc.com or call 212-505-FISH (3474) or the Ticket Hotline at 866-55-TICKETS.
     

     

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