CONCERT ON DECEMBER 6 AND RESIDENCY IN PARIS
Partnerships with medici.tv and ABC News Digital Give Online Viewers Unique Access
to the Ensemble Connect Fellowship Program
|The young professional musicians of Ensemble Connect continue the program’s celebratory 10th anniversary season with a performance of chamber music on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. The program includes Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes, Osvaldo Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind and Shostakovich’s powerful Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57. Later that week, seven of the fellows fly to Paris for a weeklong residency in cooperation with The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations from December 9–16. Consisting of workshops led by Ensemble Connect fellows at local Paris schools as well as concerts at the Conservatoire de Paris, the residency includes collaborations with soprano Natalie Dessay as well as with Jean-Christophe Vervoitte and Philippe Grauvogel, horn player and oboe player respectively with France’s noted Ensemble intercontemporain.
More than ever this season, audiences are being granted behind-the-scenes access to Ensemble Connect and its fellows, thanks to a partnership with the ABC News Digital team who is providing continuous live streaming coverage of the ensemble and its activities in New York City and beyond. ABC News Digital’s series on Ensemble Connect, titled Classical City, has included interactive performances at Saratoga Bridges and Maple Avenue Middle School during Ensemble Connect’s recent residency at Skidmore College, and lessons with students at PS 69 in Queens and Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music. In December ABC News Digital follows Ensemble Connect to Paris as the fellows embark on their weeklong residency. View previous and upcoming live streams on Ensemble Connect’s Facebook page and on the ABC News Digital site.
The partnership between Carnegie Hall and medici.tv, which has made live webcasts of select Carnegie Hall concerts available for the first time, showcased Ensemble Connect’s most recent Carnegie Hall performance of Schubert’s Winterreise: A Composed Interpretation for Tenor and Small Orchestra by Hans Zender with guest conductor Sir Simon Rattle and tenor Mark Padmore. Over the past two years of streaming concerts live from Carnegie Hall the medici.tv broadcasts have been enthusiastically received, reaching over 3 million views over the past two seasons with audience members originating from more than 180 countries and territories around the world. Re-experience Ensemble Connect’s concert online at medici.tv.
As performers on the concert stage and in their work in schools and communities, musicians of Ensemble Connect 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 Connect are redefining what it means to be a musician in the 21st century.
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Overture on Hebrew Themes
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.
Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
Photo at top of release by Fadi Kheir.