• Monday, May 23, 2011

    Ensemble ACJW’s Final Concert of Season Explores Illusion, Fantasy, and Dreams at LPR on June 12

    ENSEMBLE ACJW PERFORMS MUSIC EXPLORING BOUNDARIES BETWEEN
    ILLUSION AND REALITY IN ITS FINAL CONCERT OF THE SEASON
    AT (LE) POISSON ROUGE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12 AT 7:30 PM

    Works by Britten, Bartók, Thelonious Monk, Radiohead,
    Pink Floyd, and More Explore Nighttime Mischief, Fantasy, and Dreams
     

    Ensemble ACJW—the group of dynamic young professional musicians who comprise The Academy—wraps up its 2010–2011 season with a concert at Greenwich Village nightclub (Le) Poisson Rouge (LPR) on Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. The evening’s eclectic program, entitled Was It All a Dream?, was conceived entirely by the ensemble’s members and includes works by Britten, Bartók, Chopin, John Wilbye, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Bettison, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, and Vienna Teng. The repertoire was carefully selected to create an atmosphere that blurs the boundaries of illusion and reality through themes of nighttime mischief, fantasy, and dreams. Academy fellows have arranged four of the works on the program that evening including: Thelonious Monk’s ‘Round Midnight (arr. by Hamilton Berry and Brandon Ridenour), Radiohead’s Melatonin (arr. by Nathan Schram and Brandon Ridenour), Vienna Teng’s Pontchartrain (arr. by Ridenour), and Pink Floyd’s Time (arr. by Ridenour).

    Ensemble ACJW
    Ensemble ACJW is an energetic collective of outstanding young professional musicians from The Academy that has earned accolades from critics and audiences alike for its fresh and open-minded approach to performance and programming.

    All members of the group are alumni or current fellows of The Academy, a two-year program that supports young professional musicians develop careers as excellent performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who fully engage with the neighborhoods in which they live and work. For more information visit acjw.org.


    Program Information:
    Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Le) Poisson Rouge
    158 Bleecker Street
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    THELONIUS MONK ’Round Midnight (Arranged by Hamilton Berry and Brandon Ridenour)
    BENJAMIN BRITTEN Phantasy for oboe, violin, viola, and cello
    OSCAR BETTISON Breaking and Entering (with Aggravated Assault)
    BELA BARTÓK Prestissimo from String Quartet No. 4
    FREDERIC CHOPIN Nocturne
    RADIOHEAD Melatonin (Arranged by Nathan Schram and Brandon Ridenour)
    VIENNA TENG Pontchartrain (Arranged by Brandon Ridenour)
    PINK FLOYD Time (Arranged by Brandon Ridenour)
    JOHN WILBYE Draw on Sweet Night


    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, The Joe Plumeri 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 (Le) Poisson Rouge
    Tickets, priced $20, are available now. For more information, visit lprnyc.com or call 212-505-FISH (3474) or the Ticket Hotline at 866-55-TICKETS.
     


     

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