• Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013

    Ensemble ACJW Continues its 2012-2013 Season this Spring, Performing a Variety of Music in Venues Throughout New York City

    Robert Spano Conducts Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles in Zankel Hall on March 19
    Ensemble ACJW —featuring musicians of The Academy—continues its 2012–2013 season with exciting programs of classical and contemporary music at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall as well as a variety of venues throughout New York City.

    On Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall, Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducts Ensemble ACJW and guest pianist Juho Pohjonen in a performance of Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles…, a large scale work from 1974 inspired by the landscape and the birds of Utah and its Bryce Canyon area. Also in March, on Monday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. at Juilliard’s Paul Hall, the ensemble performs a free concert of works by Bach, Mozart and Brahms.

    In April, Ensemble ACJW performs a program featuring John Harbison’s Wind Quintet, Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello, and Dvorák’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 in two settings: a free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m. and in Weill Recital Hall on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

    On Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m., Ensemble ACJW closes out its Weill Recital Hall series with two chamber works that utilize unusual instrumentation: Schubert’s Octet, written for string quartet plus bass, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon; and Elliott Carter’s 1982 work Triple Duo, for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, and cello.

    For a second consecutive year, Ensemble ACJW performs a free three-concert May lunchtime series in downtown Manhattan at Trinity Church Wall Street, beginning Thursday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m. with a performance of Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps. The musicians return to the venue on Thursday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m., performing Samuel Carl Adams’s twenty four strings, as well as pieces by Bach and Mozart. Their program on Thursday, May 23, at 1:00 p.m., features Missy Mazzoli’s Set That On Fire and Brahm’s Trio in E-flat Major for Violin, Horn, and Piano.

    Ensemble ACJW concludes its season at Juilliard’s Paul Hall on Tuesday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m., with a free concert that includes Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets, Strings, and Continuo, RV 537; Prokofiev’s Quintet in G Minor, Op. 39; David Lang’s involuntary; and Steve Reich’s Double Sextet.

    In addition to its concert programs, the musicians of Ensemble ACJW also participate in community-based performances at nontraditional music venues this spring through Musical Connections—a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The program is designed to bring live music to people coping with challenging social, physical, and emotional circumstances in healthcare settings, correctional facilities, senior-service organizations, and homeless shelters. For more information please visit carnegiehall.org/Education/Musical-Connections.

    Ensemble ACJW / The Academy
    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 young professional 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 not only 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 Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Rice University, The Colburn School, University of Southern California, 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 The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall.

    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.

    Visit acjw.org to learn more.

    Program Information
    Monday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
    Paul Hall, The Juilliard School
    ENSEMBLE ACJW

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493
    JOHANNES BRAHMS String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111

    Paul Hall
    155 West 65th Street
    New York, NY 10023

    Tickets: Free
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    Tuesday, March 19, at 6:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    ENSEMBLE ACJW

    Robert Spano, Conductor
    Juho Pohjonen, Piano
    Laura Weiner, Horn
    Ian Sullivan, Xylorimba
    Jared Soldiviero, Glockenspiel

    OLIVIER MESSIAEN Des canyons aux étoiles …

    Tickets: $40, $50
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    Sunday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m.
    Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJW


    JOHN HARBISON Wind Quintet
    MAURICE RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello
    ANTONÍN DVORÁK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81

    Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement (MOSA)
    Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church
    178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th Street) | Manhattan

    RSVP: 212-923-5757

    Tickets: Free

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    JOHN HARBISON Wind Quintet
    MAURICE RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello
    ANTONÍN DVORÁK Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

    Tickets: $30
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    Thursday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m.
    Trinity Wall Street
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    OLIVIER MESSIAEN Quatuor pour la fin du temps

    Trinity Church
    Broadway at Wall Street
    New York, NY 10006

    Tickets: Free

    For more information:
    212-602-0800
    trinitywallstreet.org
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    Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    ELLIOTT CARTER Triple Duo
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Octet in F Major, D. 803

    Tickets: $30
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    Thursday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m.
    Trinity Wall Street
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    SAMUEL CARL ADAMS twenty four strings
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Serenade for Winds in C Minor, K. 388

    Trinity Church
    Broadway at Wall Street
    New York, NY 10006

    Tickets: Free

    For more information:
    212-602-0800
    trinitywallstreet.org
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    Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m.
    Trinity Wall Street
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    MISSY MAZZOLI Set That On Fire
    JOHANNES BRAHMS Trio in E-flat Major for Violin, Horn, and Piano, Op. 40

    Trinity Church
    Broadway at Wall Street
    New York, NY 10006

    Tickets: Free

    For more information:
    212-602-0800
    trinitywallstreet.org
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    Tuesday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m.
    Paul Hall, The Juilliard School
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets, Strings, and Continuo, RV 537
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV Quintet in G Minor, Op. 39
    DAVID LANG involuntary
    STEVE REICH Double Sextet

    Paul Hall
    155 West 65th Street
    New York, NY 10023

    Tickets: Free
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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 Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Susan and Edward C. Forst, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr.

    Additional support has been provided by The Edwin Caplin Foundation, Leslie and Tom Maheras, and the Edward John Noble Foundation.


    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: www.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. 
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