Carnegie Hall Presents

Ensemble ACJW

Hailed as "fun, fearless, and effing great" (Time Out New York), the young professional musicians of Ensemble ACJW are fellows of The Academy who perform inventive programs of chamber favorites, contemporary new works, and commissions with a nearly boundless energy that is matched only by their remarkable musical skill. After each concert, stay for a Salon Encores reception and get together with the evening's musicians and people who love music as much as you do.

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Weill Recital Hall
Monday, October 21, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW
·· Laura Weiner, Horn
·· Thomas Bergeron, Trumpet
·· Caleb Hudson, Trumpet
·· Stephen Dunn, Trombone
·· Dan Peck, Tuba
·· Ian Sullivan, Percussion
·· Clara Lyon, Violin
·· Grace Park, Violin
·· Megan Griffin, Viola
·· Alice Yoo, Cello
·· Tony Flynt, Bass

Program

MONTEVERDI Four Madrigals (arr. Raymond Mase)
ANDY AKIHO Speaking Tree (NY Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
ACJW Fanfares
·· STUART BRECZINSKI fanfare
·· THOMAS BERGERON A Blessing
·· DOUG BALLIETT Fan Fare
DVOŘÁK String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77
Revolutionary composer Claudio Monteverdi was a seminal figure for pioneering the Baroque style out of the late Renaissance. Known for his vocal writing, he composed books of madrigals that are a staple of choral repertoire around the world. The always inventive Ensemble ACJW breathes new life into Monteverdi’s polyphonic gems, performing four madrigals in an innovative arrangement for brass quintet by trumpeter Raymond Mase.

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

Ensemble ACJW

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, February 28, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW
·· Stuart Breczinski, Oboe
·· Liam Burke, Clarinet
·· Nanci Belmont, Bassoon
·· Laura Weiner, Horn
·· Tyler Wottrich, Piano
·· Grace Park, Violin
·· Clara Lyon, Violin
·· Michelle Ross, Violin
·· John Stulz, Viola
·· Megan Griffin, Viola
·· Alice Yoo, Cello
·· Hannah Collins, Cello
·· Doug Balliett, Bass

Program

MOZART Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K. 452
GEORG FRIEDRICH HAAS Anachronism (NY Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
Few composers have presented as radically new an idea as Arnold Schoenberg did with his development of the 12-tone method of composition, which was a turning point in 20th-century music. And yet, the forward-thinking composer also created some beautifully lush chamber works, Verklärte Nacht being the most noted and popular. Ensemble ACJW interprets this chamber gem, a testament to the transfiguring power of love, on a program that also includes works by two other acclaimed Austrian composers: Mozart and Georg Friedrich Haas.

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

Listen

Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht (Sehr breit und langsam)


Juilliard String Quartet | Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Sony

Ensemble ACJW

Weill Recital Hall
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW
·· Catherine Gregory, Flute
·· Liam Burke, Clarinet
·· Nanci Belmont, Bassoon
·· Caleb Hudson, Trumpet
·· Alexandria Le, Piano
·· Tyler Wottrich, Piano
·· Ian Sullivan, Percussion
·· Clara Lyon, Violin
·· Grace Park, Violin
·· Michelle Ross, Violin
·· Megan Griffin, Viola
·· John Stulz, Viola
·· Hannah Collins, Cello
·· Alice Yoo, Cello
·· Doug Balliett, Bass
·· Tony Flynt, Bass
Case Scaglione, Conductor

Program

IVES The Unanswered Question
JOHN ADAMS Shaker Loops
DAVID LANG pierced
COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite for Thirteen Instruments
Ensemble ACJW gets patriotic with this program of works by 20th- and 21st-century masters of American music. The young musicians perform Copland’s iconic and affecting love letter to rural America on a program that also includes David Lang’s mordant and rhythmically restless pierced, an examination of the penetration of one sound world into another to decode their true meaning.

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

Ensemble ACJW

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, April 11, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW
·· Jared Soldiviero, Percussion
·· Ian Sullivan, Percussion
·· Alexandria Le, Piano
·· Tyler Wottrich, Piano
·· Grace Park, Violin
·· Megan Griffin, Viola
·· Hannah Collins, Cello
·· Doug Balliett, Bass

Program

SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, "Trout"
GEORGE CRUMB Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos, Volume III)
Having the power to make even curmudgeons smile, Schubert’s "Trout" Quintet is a sunny gem in the chamber music repertoire, with its cheery optimism and soothing melodies. The skilled musicians of Ensemble ACJW illuminate this work in an intimate recital in Weill Recital Hall.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.