• Thursday, Nov 11, 2010

    Sir Simon Rattle Leads Ensemble ACJW with Violinist Christian Tetzlaff in a Winter Academy Highlight




    December 19 Program of Ligeti, Strauss, and Rameau Features
    Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and Soprano Barbara Hannigan as Soloists

    Other Winter Concerts by Ensemble ACJW Take Place at
    Juilliard’s Paul Hall and Upper Manhattan as Part of the
    Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series;
    Carnegie Hall Family Concert in Zankel Hall
    Features Alumni of The Academy This January


    (November 11, 2010, NEW YORK, NY)—This winter, Ensemble ACJW—the performance arm of The Academy—comes together to perform varied programs at Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement in Upper Manhattan. A major highlight of Ensemble ACJW’s season is a concert on Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall led by Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The dramatic, somewhat dark, program includes György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with guest soloist Christian Tetzlaff, Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre featuring soprano Barbara Hannigan, Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen (with Mr. Tetzlaff as concertmaster), and Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Suite from Les Boréades. This concert is part of Mr. Tetzlaff’s six-event Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall this season.

    Ensemble ACJW also performs two free concerts in the coming months, continuing its free series at The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall on Tuesday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m. with an exciting contemporary program that includes Charles Wuorinen’s Spinoff, Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Lou Harrison’s Varied Trio, and Astor Piazzola’s Las cuatro estaciones porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires). The group will repeat this program at Music of Our Saviour’s Atonement in Upper Manhattan for a free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert on Sunday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. Alumni of The Academy, now in its fifth season, are maintaining close ties with the program, and several of them will present a Carnegie Hall Family Concert on Sunday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m. exploring the wide and wonderful world of music, guiding families to help answer the question, “How does music show us our world?” Tickets for Carnegie Hall Family Concerts, starting at just $9, also include a pre-concert activity beginning one hour prior to the concert. Both the Neighborhood Concert and Family Concert are presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

    The Academy
    The Academy is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Exemplary performers, dedicated teachers, and advocates for music, the fellows of The Academy are redefining what it means to be a musician today. Created in 2007 by Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson and The Juilliard School’s President Joseph W. Polisi, The Academy supports young professional musicians in developing careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who are fully engaged with the communities in which they live and work.

    Fellows of the two-year Academy program—chosen for their musicianship, but also for their leadership qualities and commitment to music education—come from some of the best music schools in the country, including the Curtis Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Mannes College The New School for Music, New England Conservatory, and Yale School of Music.

    As Ensemble ACJW, the fellows are an inspirational musical collective that has earned accolades from critics and audiences alike for the quality of its performances as well as its fresh and open-minded approach, performing a wide range of music—from centuries past to works written days before an event—in a variety of performance venues. The group performs its own series at Carnegie Hall and regularly appears at Paul Hall at The Juilliard School. As part of a partnership with Skidmore College that began in 2007, Ensemble ACJW gives master classes to university students and performs for the Saratoga Springs community in both concert halls and in informal settings around town.

    In addition to performance opportunities at the highest level, a robust program of professional development is an essential part of The Academy. Fellows partner with New York City public schools, to share their artistry with—and become central resources for—music classrooms in the five boroughs. In their second year, they also develop innovative, community-based group projects. Among those produced in recent years were a collaboration with residents of a Bronx family apartment complex, a pen-pal program that paired young students with professional musicians, and a performance of George Crumb’s Voice of the Whale in the American Museum of Natural History’s Millstein Hall of Ocean Life. All of these activities make The Academy a dynamic program that is fostering musicians dedicated to making music central to all of our cultural lives. Visit acjw.org to learn more.

    Program Information
    Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
    Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
    Barbara Hannigan, Soprano

    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Suite from Les Boréades
    GYÖRGY LIGETI Violin Concerto
    GYÖRGY LIGETI Mysteries of the Macabre
    RICHARD STRAUSS Metamorphosen: A Study for 23 Strings

    Perspectives: Christian Tetzlaff

    Tickets: $38, $50

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Explore the wide and wonderful world of music with Ensemble ACJW - made up of alumni of The Academy.

    Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.

    Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are made possible, in part, by generous endowment gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.

    Tickets: $9, $15

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
    Paul Hall
    155 West 65th Street


    GYÖRGY LIGETI Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
    LOU HARRISON Varied Trio
    ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Las cuatro estaciones porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

    Tickets: Free

    For more information, visit juilliard.edu or call 212-769-7406.


    Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
    Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement
    178 Bennett Avenue


    GYÖRGY LIGETI Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
    LOU HARRISON Varied Trio
    ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Las cuatro estaciones porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

    Sponsored by Target

    Tickets: Free

    For more information, visit mosaconcerts.weebly.com or call 212-923-5757.

    The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education—is made possible by a leadership gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Major funding has also been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., Judith and Burton Resnick, Susan and Elihu Rose, and The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, with additional support from Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Susan and Ed Forst, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, the Edward John Noble Foundation, The William Petschek Family, and Suki Sandler.

    The Academy School Partnerships benefitting NYC public school students are made possible, in part, by Bank of America.

    The Academy is made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall. 

    Ticket Information
    Tickets for the December 19 and January 16 programs are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For more information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.



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