Ensemble ACJW Continues 2013-14 Season this Spring in NYC
This spring, the current musicians of Ensemble ACJW conclude their two-year fellowship program with several exciting performances of classical and contemporary music at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall as well as in a variety of venues throughout New York City. In fall 2014, a group of new musicians will join the ensemble, which not only features outstanding performances, but also emphasizes community engagement and music education experience in New York City public schools.
Performance highlights in spring 2014 include:
- Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall-Ensemble ACJW performs a program of 20th and 21st century American works, featuring Charles Ives's The Unanswered Question, John Adams's Shaker Loops, David Lang's pierced, and Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite for Thirteen Instruments. On Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. also in Weill Recital Hall, the group plays Schubert's "Trout" Quintet and George Crumb's Music for a Summer Evening from Makrokosmos, Volume III.
- Saturday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall-Conductor Susanna Mälkki leads Ensemble ACJW in a performance of Jukka Tiensuu's Mora, Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 1, John Adams's Chamber Symphony, and the New York premiere of George Benjamin's Three Inventions.
- The group presents a free, three-concert lunchtime series in downtown Manhattan at Trinity Wall Street, beginning Thursday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m. with a performance of Georg Friedrich Haas's Anachronism and Beethoven's Septet in E-flat Major. They return on Thursday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m., with Monteverdi's Four Madrigals and Andy Akiho's Speaking Tree. The series concludes on Thursday, May 1, at 1:00 p.m., with Ligeti's Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet, Bach's A Musical Offering, and Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht.
- Ensemble ACJW presents two recently-announced concerts at Greenwich Village nightclub SubCulture, beginning on Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. with a program titled Conversations, including Ligeti's Musica ricercata and Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet; Andy Akiho's LIgNEouS 1; George Benjamin's Viola, Viola; Bach's Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering; and Harrison Birtwistle's Cortege. The final concert of the season, appropriately titled Farewells, takes place on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. The performance, conducted by Tito Munõz, includes Schoenberg's arrangement of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and the world premiere of a new work by ACJW member Thomas Bergeron.