• Performance

    “The new face of classical music for New York ... these performers have the musical goods,” said The New York Times.

    This is just one of the many accolades Ensemble Connect has received for the quality of its performances and 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 has regularly appeared at The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall and other venues throughout New York City, including (Le) Poisson Rouge nightclub in Greenwich Village, Subculture in NoHo, and Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn.

    Ensemble Connect performs throughout New York City as part of Carnegie Hall's series of free Neighborhood Concerts.

  • Skidmore College Residency 1314 ACJW Skidmore 300

    Twice annually, the fellows participate in a five-day residency at Skidmore College. While on campus, the fellows offer master classes, lessons, and class demonstrations, as well as play side by side with students of the Skidmore College Orchestra and read student compositions. Ensemble Connect performs in the Arthur Zankel Music Center’s Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, presenting concert programs that include world premieres commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The commissioned composers are present during the residency to collaborate with the fellows before the world-premiere performances. In addition, the fellows and composers offer interactive demonstrations and informal performances beyond the music department in classes, dormitories, and libraries, as well as in schools and other community venues in Saratoga Springs.
  • A program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

    Major funding has been provided by The Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Susan and Edward C. Forst and Goldman Sachs Gives, the Max H. Gluck Foundation, the Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, and Ernst & Young LLP.

    Additional support has been provided by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, 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 the 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.

    Ensemble Connect credits (4/12/2017)