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Carnegie Hall Presents

Ensemble Connect Up Close

Blossoming Like Crazy
Monday, May 2, 2022 7:30 PM Resnick Education Wing
Ensemble Connect by Fadi Kheir
Spring is a great time for new music! The composers on this concert originate from all parts of the US, and bring their unique and powerful voices to the dynamic young players of Ensemble Connect. Curated by Julia Wolfe, holder of Carnegie Hall’s Debs Composer Chair, this multi-generational offering is a feast of new music written by composers living right now, including newly commissioned works by Robert Honstein and Shelley Washington.

Part of: Julia Wolfe

Tickets are only available online and by calling CarnegieCharge.

Performers

Ensemble Connect
Julia Wolfe, Artistic Partner
David Bloom, Conductor

Program

ROBERT HONSTEIN Endless Landscape (commissioned by Carnegie Hall, World Premiere)

GABRIELLA SMITH Tessellations

GABRIELLA SMITH Maré

GEORGE LEWIS Shadowgraph, 5

KYLE BRENN Blossoming Like Crazy (revised version, World Premiere)

SHELLEY WASHINGTON A Kind of Lung (arr. for Ensemble Connect, commissioned by Carnegie Hall; World Premiere)

Julia Wolfe is holder of the 2021–2022 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall.

Support for Julia Wolfe as holder of 2021–2022 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair is provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

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, 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, 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.

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. 

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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