·· Leo Sussman, Flute
·· Tamara Winston, Oboe
·· Bixby Kennedy, Clarinets (Alum)
·· Noémi Sallai, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
·· Yen-Chen Wu, Bassoon
·· Rémy Taghavi, Contrabassoon (Alum)
·· Thea Humphries, French Horn
·· Brian Olson, Trumpet (Alum)
·· Oliver Barrett, Trombone (Alum)
·· Sae Hashimoto, Percussion
·· Brandon Ilaw, Percussion (Alum)
·· Tomer Gewirtzman, Piano
·· Christopher Goodpasture, Piano and Synthesizer
·· Gergana Haralampieva, Violin
·· Meagan Turner, Viola
·· Arlen Hlusko, Cello
·· Ha Young Jung, Bass
Jesse Brault, Conductor
McPHEE Balinese Ceremonial Music
STEVE REICH Quartet
JULIA WOLFE On Seven-Star-Shoes
JOHN ADAMS Chamber Symphony
Ensemble Connect is a two-year fellowship program for extraordinary young professional classical musicians residing in the US that prepares them for careers combining musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. It offers top-quality performance opportunities, intensive professional development, and partnerships throughout the fellowship with New York City public schools.
On the concert stage and in schools and communities, Ensemble Connect has earned accolades from critics and audiences alike for the quality of the concerts, the fresh and open-minded approach to programming, and the ability to actively engage any audience.
Moving on to the next stage of their careers, Ensemble Connect’s 119 alums are now making an impact on the national and international musical landscape in a wide variety of artistic and educational arenas. Continuing the strong bonds formed through the program, in 2011 alums formed the chamber music collective Decoda, which has been named an affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall.
Exemplary performers, dedicated teachers, and passionate advocates of music throughout the community, the forward-looking musicians of Ensemble Connect are redefining what it means to be a musician in the 21st century.