Performance Monday, October 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM

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
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.


  • 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


  • MOZART Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285
  • DAVID LANG these broken wings
  • BEETHOVEN Septet in E-flat Major


  • Ensemble ACJW

    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 Curtis Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Peabody Institute, Stony Brook University, University of Southern California, and Yale School of Music.

    Ensemble ACJW 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 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, Ensemble ACJW fellows each partner 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 their 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 to learn more.

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Beethoven's Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (Adagio cantabile)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

At a Glance

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART  Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285

Mozart composed the Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285, as part of a group of works commissioned by a wealthy Dutch physician and amateur flutist. Keeping his patron in mind, Mozart kept the flute melodies within the most gracious range of the instrument, favoring singing beauty over technical brilliance.

DAVID LANG  these broken wings

Composed in 2008 for contemporary music sextet eighth blackbird, these broken wings comprises three movements that present three distinct physical and musical challenges that stretch the musicians’ abilities to their limits.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN  Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Despite being written during the time when Beethoven became acutely aware of his growing deafness, his Septet is a lighthearted work brimming with sweet melodies that owes much to the genial serenades of Haydn and Mozart. The Septet was extremely popular in its day, but its popularity became vexing to the increasingly irascible Beethoven, who once growled to an admirer, “It was written by Mozart.”

Program Notes
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, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, and Ernst & Young LLP.

Additional support has been provided by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, EGL Charitable Foundation, Leslie and Tom Maheras, Andrew and Margaret Paul, Park Hyatt hotels, UJA-Federation of New York, and The Wallace Foundation.

Public support is provided by the New York City Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This performance is part of Ensemble ACJW.

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