Carnegie Hall Presents

Ensemble ACJW

A series that ranges from new music by the inventive Big Apple composer Missy Mazzoli to favorites from Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, and Schubert: All are perfect showpieces for the outstanding young professional musicians of Ensemble ACJW. After each concert, stay for a Salon Encores reception and get together with people who love music as much as you do.

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Featuring musicians of 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

Weill Recital Hall
Monday, October 22, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW

Program

SAMUEL CARL ADAMS twenty four strings (NY Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
MOZART Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major, K. 581
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence
The young musicians of Ensemble ACJW—all of whom are fellows or alumni of The Academy’s postgraduate program—open their Weill Recital Hall series this season with a concert that includes a chamber-music favorite by Tchaikovsky. While at work in Florence on his opera Queen of Spades in 1890, Tchaikovsky wrote out a melody and put it aside; back in St. Petersburg, he used that tune in the splendid slow movement of his sextet Souvenir de Florence.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70, I. Allegro con spirito


Vermeer Quartet
Cedille Records

Ensemble ACJW

Featuring musicians of 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

Weill Recital Hall
Monday, February 18, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW

Program

MISSY MAZZOLI Set That On Fire (NY Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
POULENC Sextet for Piano and Winds
BRAHMS Trio in E-flat Major for Violin, Horn, and Piano, Op. 40
The “fun, fearless, and effing great” (Time Out New York) Ensemble ACJW gives the New York premiere of a new piece by Missy Mazzoli, one of a small group of composers in the Big Apple whose work is “consistently inventive” (The New York Times). “I want people to feel, ‘Oh, this sounds familiar, I think I know where it’s going’—then to be continually surprised,” says Mazzoli. She’s a perfect match for the musically adventurous and always-entertaining Academy musicians, who also perform music by Poulenc.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Poulenc's Sextet for Piano and Winds, 1. Allegro Vivace


Ensemble Wien-Berlin | James Levine, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Ensemble ACJW

Featuring musicians of 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

Weill Recital Hall
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW

Program

JOHN HARBISON Wind Quintet
RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello
DVORÁK Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81
Ensemble ACJW takes on all it plays with a nearly boundless energy that’s matched only by its remarkable musical skill—a perfect combination for music like Dvořák’s Op. 81 Piano Quintet.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Dvorák's Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, Scherzo (Furiant), Molto vivace


Juilliard String Quartet | Rudolf Firkusny, Piano
Sony

Ensemble ACJW

Featuring musicians of 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

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, May 10, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW

Program

CARTER Triple Duo
SCHUBERT Octet in F Major, D. 803
Ensemble ACJW closes out its Weill Recital Hall series with a program that includes Schubert’s Octet, a piece with an unusual instrumentation—string quartet plus bass, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon—but with all the composer’s characteristic tunefulness and charm.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Schubert's Octet in F Major, D. 803, III. Allegro vivace - Trio


Scharoun Ensemble
Tudor