Carnegie Hall Presents

Ensemble ACJW

With virtuosity, exuberance, and intelligence, the young musicians of Ensemble ACJW display a musical maturity that belies their age. Savvy programmers too, Ensemble ACJW performs classics by Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel, Stravinsky, a new work by Meredith Monk, and much more on this revelatory series. Join us after each of the concerts on this series for Salon Encores, a salon-style reception where you can enjoy drinks and merriment with fellow audience members and occasionally the evening’s artists.

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

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 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW
·· Beomjae Kim, Flute
·· Stanislav Chernyshev, Clarinet
·· Michael Zuber, Bassoon
·· Jennifer Ney, Horn
·· Garrett Arney, Percussion
·· Shir Semmel, Piano
·· Elizabeth Fayette, Violin
·· Danny Kim, Viola
·· Caleb van der Swaagh, Cello
·· Douglas Balliett, Double Bass

Program

MOZART Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285
DAVID LANG these broken wings
BEETHOVEN Septet in E-flat Major
Sir Simon Rattle has called Ensemble ACJW “wonderful players.” This is just one of the accolades this inspirational collective of outstanding young professional musicians—fellows in a two-year program that supports them in building careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers—have received. Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major is featured on this program. One of the composer’s most cheerful works, the effervescent Septet looks back to the light and genial wind serenades of Haydn and Mozart.

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

Listen

Beethoven's Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (Adagio cantabile)


Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Chandos

Ensemble ACJW

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 16, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW
·· Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, Flute
·· James Riggs, Oboe
·· Paul Won Jin Cho, Clarinet
·· Michael Zuber, Bassoon
·· Michael James Smith, Piano
·· Kobi Malkin, Violin
·· Dana Kelley, Viola
·· Andrea Casarrubios, Cello

Program

ROUSSEL Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello
MEREDITH MONK Backlight (NY Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
RAVEL Piano Trio in A Minor
“The new face of classical music for New York … these performers have the musical goods,” said The New York Times of Ensemble ACJW. ACJW’s fresh and open-minded approach to programming and performing is showcased in this concert that includes a new work by Meredith Monk commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Ravel’s Piano Trio. An intoxicating piece, Ravel’s Trio delights with its Basque folk rhythms and Baroque-influenced third movement.

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

Listen

Ravel's Piano Trio in A Minor: Pantoum - Assez Vif


Arthur Rubenstein, Piano | Jascha Heifetz, Violin | Gregor Piatigorsky, Cello
Crates Digger Music Group

Ensemble ACJW

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, April 17, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW
·· Garrett Arney, Percussion
·· Michael James Smith, Piano
·· Elizabeth Fayette, Violin
·· Kobi Malkin, Violin
·· Dana Kelley, Viola
·· Andrea Casarrubios, Cello
·· Michael Katz, Cello
·· Caleb van der Swaagh, Cello

Program

OSVALDO GOLIJOV Mariel
FANNY MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E-flat Major
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-flat Major
Ensemble ACJW’s versatility and verve are showcased in a program that includes Schumann’s Piano Quintet. An exuberant and remarkably inventive work, Schumann’s Quintet delights from its opening movement to its thrilling finale.

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

Listen

Schumann's Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44 (Allegro brillante)


Emerson String Quartet | Menahem Pressler, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Ensemble ACJW

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 15, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW
·· Beomjae Kim, Flute
·· James Riggs, Oboe
·· Stanislav Chernyshev, Clarinet
·· Michael Zuber, Bassoon
·· Jenny Ney, Horn
·· Jean Laurenz, Trumpet
·· Stephen Dunn, Trombone
·· Garrett Amey, Percussion
·· Shir Semmel, Piano
·· Siwoo Kim, Violin
·· Brian Ellingsen, Double Bass

Program

LIGETI Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
POULENC Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
STRAVINSKY Histoire du soldat
Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat is a Faustian story of a soldier who trades his fiddle with the Devil in exchange for a magic book. The work contains some of Stravinsky’s most colorful music and is a piece where tango, waltz, and ragtime rub elbows with Lutheran chorales. Ensemble ACJW—called “fun, fearless, and effing great,” by Time Out New York—performs this devilishly entertaining work in the finale to its Carnegie Hall series.

Part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat (Marche du Soldat)


Columbia Symphony | Igor Stravinsky, Conductor
Sony BMG