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Carnegie Hall Citywide: Ensemble Connect

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6 PM Madison Square Park
Ensemble Connect by Richard Termine
Join Ensemble Connect to reflect on our fragile relationship with nature alongside artist-architect Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest installation. The musicians perform Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen’s wind quintet Walden, inspired by Thoreau’s iconic journal of life in the woods and his desire to rediscover humanity’s lost unity with nature. There are also selections from Hannah Lash’s Leander and Hero—a work detailing the life of two migratory birds and the effects of changing weather patterns—plus works by Beach, Piazzolla, Still, and others that take listeners on a meditative journey.

Part of: Carnegie Hall Citywide


Ensemble Connect 
- Amir Farsi, Flute
- Stuart Breczinski, Oboe
- Yasmina Spiegelberg, Clarinet
- Nik Hooks, Bassoon
- Cort Roberts, Horn


HANNAH LASH Selections from Leander and Hero
·· "Prelude: The Cliffs"
·· "The Storm: Leander Does Not Return to the Nest"

BEACH Pastorale for Woodwind Quintet, Op. 151

LIGETI Selections from Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet

MILHAUD “La maousinglade” from La cheminée du roi René, Op. 205

R. SEEGER Lento rubato from Suite for Wind Quintet

TELEMANN Affettuoso from Trio Sonata in D Minor

HINDEMITH Ruhig und einfach from Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2

VALERIE COLEMAN “Vocalise” from Afro-Cuban Concerto

NICOLE BUETTI “Sunrise” from Reflections of Assisi

PIAZZOLLA Milonga sin palabras

JOHN HARBISON Romanza from Wind Quintet

F. FARKAS Andante espressivo from Serenade for Woodwind Quintet

NIELSEN Praeludium from Wind Quintet, Op. 43

STILL "Yaravi" from Miniatures


Venue Information

Madison Square Park
Between 23rd and 26th streets and Fifth and Madison avenues | Manhattan
madisonsquarepark.org | 212-520-7600

Lead support for Carnegie Hall Citywide is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

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.

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. 

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, Hearst Foundations, The Kovner Foundation, Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Beatrice Santo Domingo, and Hope and Robert F. Smith.

Global Ambassadors: Michael ByungJu Kim and Kyung Ah Park, Hope and Robert F. Smith, and Maggie and Richard Tsai.

Additional support has been provided by the Alphadyne Foundation, Arnow Family Fund, the Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation, Ronald E. Blaylock and Petra Pope, Estate of Lorraine Buch/Lorraine Buch Living Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, E.H.A. Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Evnin and the A.E. Charitable Foundation, Barbara G. Fleischman, Clive and Anya Gillinson, Marc Haas Foundation, Stella and Robert Jones, Martha and Robert Lipp, Leslie and Tom Maheras, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, Lauren and Ezra Merkin, Beth and Joshua Nash, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, Melanie and Jean E. Salata, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Joyce and George Wein Foundation, Inc., Linda Wachner, David S. Winter, and Judy Francis Zankel.

Ensemble Connect is also supported, in part, by endowment grants from The Kovner Foundation and the Estate of Eleanor Doblin Unger.

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