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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Ensemble Connect

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:30 PM Weill Recital Hall
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Ensemble Connect by Fadi Kheir
Whether it’s a masterpiece from the early Baroque or a cutting-edge work commissioned by Carnegie Hall, there doesn’t seem to be anything the adventurous young musicians of Ensemble Connect can’t play. They feature one of the treasures of 20th-century chamber music on this program, Ravel’s intoxicating Piano Trio in A Minor. The four-movement work derives much of its charm from the Basque-influenced rhythms that flow through the first movement and gorgeous Baroque-styled Passacaille of its penultimate movement.

Part of: Ensemble Connect

Performers

Ensemble Connect
·· Leo Sussman, Flute
·· Tamara Winston, Oboe
·· Noémi Sallai, Clarinet
·· Yen-Chen Wu, Bassoon
·· Thea Humphries, French Horn
·· Tomer Gewirtzman, Piano
·· Christopher Goodpasture, Piano
·· Jennifer Liu, Violin
·· Suliman Tekalli, Violin
·· Caeli Smith, Viola
·· Ari Evan, Cello
·· Arlen Hlusko, Cello

Program

CRAWFORD SEEGER Suite for Wind Quintet

BEETHOVEN Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16

RAVEL Piano Trio in A Minor

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately 90 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.

Salon Encores

Get together with people who love music after this Weill Recital Hall concert for a free drink and discussion with the evening's musicians.
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Ensemble Connect is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

Lead funding has been provided by Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Irving Harris Foundation, Hearst Foundations, The Kovner Foundation, Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Beatrice Santo Domingo, and Hope and Robert F. Smith.

Lead funding has been provided by Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Irving Harris Foundation, Hearst Foundations, The Kovner Foundation, Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Beatrice Santo Domingo, and Hope and Robert F. Smith.

Additional support has been provided by the Arnow Family Fund, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, E.H.A. Foundation, Barbara G. Fleischman, Leslie and Tom Maheras, Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, and Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Public support is provided by the New York City Department of Education and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Ensemble Connect is also supported, in part, by an endowment grant from The Kovner Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by the Arnow Family Fund, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, E.H.A. Foundation, Barbara G. Fleischman, Leslie and Tom Maheras, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, and Trust for Mutual Understanding.

NYC Department of Education and New York State of Opportunity Council on the Arts

Public support is provided by the New York City Department of Education and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Ensemble Connect is also supported, in part, by endowment grants from The Kovner Foundation.

At a Glance

CRAWFORD SEEGER  Suite for Wind Quintet

American composer Ruth Crawford Seeger’s high reputation rests on a small body of works, almost all of which were created in the nine-year period from 1924 to 1933. The short, elegantly crafted Suite for Wind Quintet, written in 1952, was intended to mark her return to composition after a hiatus of nearly two decades. Instead, it was her swansong.

 

BEETHOVEN  Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16

The last of Beethoven’s four piano quartets (and the only one published during his lifetime), the Piano Quartet in E-flat Major dates from the composer’s first decade in Vienna and was originally conceived as a wind quintet. In publishing the two versions simultaneously, the ambitious composer probably hoped to capitalize on the popularity of his early piano trios and other works.

 

RAVEL  Piano Trio in A Minor

Composed on the eve of World War I, Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor is by turns elegiac and vibrantly intense; he said he dashed it off “with the assurance and clarity of a madman.”

Bios

Ensemble Connect
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 ...
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.
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