Performances by the exciting young musicians of Ensemble Connect have been praised for exuberance, insight, and virtuosity. The New York Times has called them “the new face of classical music for New York.” After their concerts, join us for Salon Encores, where you can enjoy a free drink and conversation with fellow concertgoers.
Experience the exciting young virtuosos of Ensemble Connect like you never have before. This unique performance on multiple stages lets you get so close to the performers. Hear their every breath and see the rosin fly off the bows as they explore electronics and amplification in an intimate performance that’s anything but typical! Your ticket also includes a voucher for a free drink.
Ensemble Connect energizes audiences with its fresh approach to programming and exuberant performances. Deeply committed to music of living composers, Ensemble Connect's program features John Adams’s lively Chamber Symphony. Adams was studying a score of Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1 at his home when the sounds of the Saturday morning cartoons his son was watching poured into his room. The hyperactive styles of both came together in this marvelously inventive and witty work.
Ensemble Connect ·· Leo Sussman, Flute ·· Tamara Winston, Oboe ·· Noémi Sallai, Clarinet ·· Yen-Chen Wu, Bassoon ·· Thea Humphries, French Horn ·· Sae Hashimoto, Percussion ·· Tomer Gewirtzman, Piano ·· Christopher Goodpasture, Piano and Synthesizer ·· Gergana Haralampieva, Violin ·· Meagan Turner, Viola ·· Arlen Hlusko, Cello ·· Ha Young Jung, Bass
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.
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