• Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014

    Ensemble ACJW Continues Its 2013—2014 This Spring, Performing a Variety of Music in Venues Throughout New York City

    Susanna Mälkki Conducts May 10 Concert in Zankel Hall with Music by Schoenberg, John Adams, George Benjamin, and Jukka Tiensuu

    This spring, the current musicians of Ensemble ACJW conclude their two-year fellowshipprogram with several exciting performances of classical and contemporary music at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall as well as in a variety of venues throughout New York City. In fall 2014, a group of new musicians will join the ensemble, which not only features outstanding performances, but also emphasizes community engagement and music education experience in New York City public schools.

    Performance highlights in spring 2014 include:

    • Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall—Ensemble ACJW performs a program of 20th and 21st century American works, featuring Charles Ives’s The Unanswered Question, John Adams’s Shaker Loops, David Lang’s pierced, and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite for Thirteen Instruments. On Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. also in Weill Recital Hall, the group plays Schubert's "Trout" Quintet and George Crumb's Music for a Summer Evening from Makrokosmos, Volume III.
       
    • Saturday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall—Conductor Susanna Mälkki leads Ensemble ACJW in a performance of Jukka Tiensuu’s Mora, Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1, John Adams’s Chamber Symphony, and the New York premiere of George Benjamin’s Three Inventions.
       
    • The group presents a free, three-concert lunchtime series in downtown Manhattan at Trinity Wall Street, beginning Thursday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m. with a performance of Georg Friedrich Haas’s Anachronism and Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major. They return on Thursday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m., with Monteverdi’s Four Madrigals and Andy Akiho’s Speaking Tree. The series concludes on Thursday, May 1, at 1:00 p.m., with Ligeti’s Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet, Bach’s A Musical Offering, and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht.
       
    • Ensemble ACJW presents two recently-announced concerts at Greenwich Village nightclub SubCulture, beginning on Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. with a program titled Conversations, including Ligeti’s Musica ricercata and Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet; Andy Akiho’s LIgNEouS 1; George Benjamin’s Viola, Viola; Bach’s Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering; and Harrison Birtwistle’s Cortege. The final concert of the season, appropriately titled Farewells, takes place on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. The performance, conducted by Tito Munõz, includes Schoenberg’s arrangement of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and the world premiere of a new work by ACJW member Thomas Bergeron.

    See below for a complete listing of concerts.

    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, Ensemble ACJW is an inspirational collective of young professional musicians who are fellows in a two-year program that supports them in building careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who fully engage with the communities in which they live and work.

    Ensemble ACJW fellows—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 Colburn School, Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Rice University, University of Southern California, and Yale School of Music.

    “The new face of classical music for New York ... these performers have the musical goods,” said The New York Times. This is just one of the many accolades that Ensemble ACJW has received for the quality of its performances and 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 has regularly appeared at The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall and other venues throughout New York City, including (Le) Poisson Rouge nightclub in Greenwich Village, Subculture in NoHo, and Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. As part of a partnership with Skidmore College that began in 2007, Ensemble ACJW gives master classes for university students and performs for the Saratoga Springs community in both concert halls and in informal settings around town.

    Along with performance opportunities at premier venues in New York City and beyond, each Ensemble ACJW fellow partners with a New York City public school to share their artistry with, and become central resources for, music classrooms in the five boroughs. Ensemble ACJW fellows also take part in community work through the Weill Music Institute’s Musical Connections program, in which they perform at multiple non-traditional music venues across New York City, including healthcare settings, correctional facilities, and senior-service organizations. Throughout the two-year program, Ensemble ACJW fellows participate in rigorous, ongoing professional development to ensure that they gain the necessary skills to be successful in all areas of the program ,and to become leaders in their field. Areas of emphasis include artistic excellence, engagement strategies on and off the stage, advocacy, professional skills, and preparation for in-school work.

    Exemplary performers, dedicated teachers, and advocates for music throughout the community, the forward-looking musicians of Ensemble ACJW are redefining what it means to be a musician in the 21st century. Visit acjw.org to learn more.
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    Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    CHARLES IVES The Unanswered Question
    JOHN ADAMS Shaker Loops
    DAVID LANG pierced
    AARON COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite for Thirteen Instruments

    David Lang is the holder of the 2013-2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall.

    Tickets: $32
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    Thursday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m.
    Trinity Wall Street
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    GEORG FRIEDRICH HAAS Anachronism (commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

    Trinity Wall Street
    74 Trinity Place

    Tickets: Free

    For more information:
    212-602-0800
    trinitywallstreet.org
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    Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    FRANZ SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, "Trout"
    GEORGE CRUMB Music for a Summer Evening from Makrokosmos, Volume III

    This concert is made possible by the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.

    Tickets: $32
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    Thursday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m.
    Trinity Wall Street
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    MONTEVERDI Four Madrigals (arr. Raymond Mase)
    ANDY AKIHO Speaking Tree (commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
    ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77

    Trinity Wall Street
    74 Trinity Place

    Tickets: Free

    For more information:
    212-602-0800
    trinitywallstreet.org
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    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM
    SubCulture
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    CONVERSATIONS

    GEORGE BENJAMIN Viola, Viola
    GYÖRGY LIGETI Musica ricercata
    GYÖRGY LIGETI Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
    ANDY AKIHO LIgNEouS 1
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering
    HARRISON BIRTWISTLE Cortege

    SubCulture
    45 Bleecker Street

    Tickets: $15

    For more information:
    212-533-5470
    boxoffice@subculturenewyork.com
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    Thursday, May 1 at 1:00 p.m.
    Trinity Wall Street
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH A Musical Offering, BWV 1079
    GYÖRGY LIGETI Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet (1968)
    ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

    Trinity Wall Street
    74 Trinity Place

    Tickets: Free

    For more information:
    212-602-0800
    trinitywallstreet.org
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    Saturday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    ENSEMBLE ACJW

    Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
    Topi Lehtipuu, Tenor

    ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 1
    JUKKA TIENSUU Mora
    GEORGE BENJAMIN Three Inventions (NY Premiere)
    JOHN ADAMS Chamber Symphony

    The Fast Forward series of concerts is sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP.

    Tickets: $43, $50.
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    Wednesday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m.
    Paul Hall, The Juilliard School
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    BÉLA BARTÓK String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17
    PAUL HINDEMITH Kammermusik No. 1, Op. 24
    JOHANNES BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115


    Tickets: Free
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    Sunday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m.
    Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJW


    BÉLA BARTÓK String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17
    JOHANNES BRAHMS Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor, Op. 115

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

    Tickets: Free

    For more information:
    212-923-5757
    mosaconcerts.org
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    Wednesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.
    SubCulture
    ENSEMBLE ACJW

    Tito Munõz, Conductor


    FAREWELLS

    THOMAS BERGERON New Work (World Premiere)
    GUSTAV MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde (arr. Schoenberg, completed by Riehn)

    SubCulture
    45 Bleecker Street

    Tickets: $15

    For more information:
    212-533-5470
    boxoffice@subculturenewyork.com
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    Lead funding for Ensemble ACJW is provided by the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.

    Major funding has been provided by The Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Susan and Edward C. Forst and Goldman Sachs Gives, the Max H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr.

    Additional support has been provided by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, The Edwin Caplin Foundation, Leslie and Tom Maheras, Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal, and Park Hyatt Hotels.

    Public support is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Education.
    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 availabl 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 SubCulture
    For any ticketing questions, please contact the box office directly at boxoffice@subculturenewyork.com or 212-533-5470.
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