CARNEGIE HALL’S ENSEMBLE ACJW ANNOUNCES PROGRAM FOR CONCERT AT SUBCULTURE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 12

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CARNEGIE HALL’S ENSEMBLE ACJW ANNOUNCES PROGRAM
FOR CONCERT AT SUBCULTURE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 12
Ensemble ACJW, an inspirational collective of young professional musicians, performs a program of classical and contemporary works at the Greenwich Village club SubCulture on Friday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. The program entitled “Balancing Act” includes music by Jennifer Higdon, Dvořák, Barber, Piazzolla, Webern, Poulenc, and David Lang – works that typify writing for winds, strings, and a delicate balance of those forces combined, and exemplify the collaborative elements inherent in Ensemble ACJW. The concert is their last performance of the season.

Created as a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Ensemble ACJW recently gave the world premiere performance of composer Meredith Monk’s Backlight, a three-movement instrumental work commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the ensemble. The current fellows of Ensemble ACJW begin their second and final year of the program at the start of the 2015-2016 season with four Carnegie Hall concerts that include works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ives, and Copland; and the premiere of a new work by Ted Hearne, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.

About the Artists
Ensemble ACJW is made up of some of the finest young professional classical musicians in the United States who are taking part in a two-year fellowship program created in 2007 by Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. The program prepares fellows for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership by offering them top-quality performance opportunities, intensive professional development, and the opportunity to partner throughout the fellowship with a New York City public school.

As performers on the concert stage and in their work in schools and communities, musicians of Ensemble ACJW have earned accolades from critics and audiences alike for the quality of their concerts, their fresh and open-minded approach to programming, and their ability to actively engage any audience.

Exemplary performers, dedicated teachers, and advocates for music throughout the community, the forward-looking musicians of Ensemble ACJW are redefining what it means to be a musician in the 21st century.

Program Information
Friday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street
ENSEMBLE ACJW

•• Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, Flute
•• Beomjae Kim, Flute
•• James Riggs, Oboe
•• Stanislav Chernyshev, Clarinet
•• Michael Zuber, Bassoon
•• Jenny Ney, Horn
•• Garrett Arney, Percussion
•• Shir Semmel, Piano
•• Michael Smith, Piano
•• Elizabeth Fayette, Violin
•• Kobi Malkin, Violin
•• Dana Kelley, Violin and Viola
•• Danny Kim, Viola
•• Andrea Casarrubios, Cello
•• Michael Katz, Cello
•• Caleb van der Swaagh, Cello

JENNIFER HIGDON Zaka
ANTONÍN DVORÁK Selections from Cypresses
SAMUEL BARBER Summer Music, Op. 31
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Four, for Tango
ANTON WEBERN Langsamer Satz
DAVID LANG stuttered chant
FRANCIS POULENC Sextet for Piano and Winds

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 Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, and Ernst & Young LLP.

Additional support has been provided by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, EGL Charitable Foundation, Leslie and Tom Maheras, the Music for Youth Fund, Andrew and Margaret Paul, Park Hyatt hotels, and The Wallace Foundation.

Public support is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Education and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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

Ticket Information for SubCulture
For more information, visit [email protected] or call 212-533-5470.

Image at top of release by Jennifer Taylor

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