Performance Friday, April 11, 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
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.


  • 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


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

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.


  • 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 not only 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.

    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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At a Glance

FRANZ SCHUBERT  Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, "Trout"

The "Trout" Quintet's bright tonality and airy, refreshing textures make it a perennial favorite among musicians and audiences. A great part of its popularity no doubt rests in the fourth movement, which presents variations on the popular Schubert lied "Die Forelle" that was written a few years prior to the quintet. Featuring unusual scoring, surprising key modulations, and abnormal form, the quintet was written during the summer of 1819 while Schubert was traveling through Upper Austria with his friend and vocal muse Johann Michael Vogl.

GEORGE CRUMB  Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos, Volume III)

By the 1960s, George Crumb had established himself as a valuable outsider on the American musical scene, having paved his own way with his obsession with unusual and beautiful timbre, as well as his nearly religious approach to composing. His four volumes of Makrokosmos reference both Bartók's Mikrokosmos and Debussy's two books of preludes for piano solo; Crumb, however, explained that the works are spiritually more connected to the world of Chopin and Schumann, in the sense that they are imbued with both darkness and childlike fantasia.

Program Notes
This concert is made possible, in part, by the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.
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.
This performance is part of Ensemble ACJW.

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