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2019 Ensemble Connect

carnegie's ensemble connect musicians portrait
Photo credit: Fadi Kheir

Nolan Park

1:00PM & 3:00PM

Jun 1, 2019



Inspired by the setting of Governors Island—once a seasonal Native American fishing camp, then a military base, now reclaimed as public parkland in the waters of New York City—Ensemble Connect presents a program juxtaposing the urban and rural; the natural and manmade; a nostalgia for an idyllic past and an uncertainty about a sustainable future.

Works by Lou Harrison, Gabriella Smith, Yie Eun Chun, and Charles Ives

About Ensemble Connect

Artistry. Education. Advocacy. Entrepreneurship.

Ensemble Connect is made up of extraordinary professional classical musicians residing in the US who take 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 top-quality performance opportunities, intensive professional development, and partnerships throughout the fellowship with New York City public schools.

On the concert stage and in schools and communities, Ensemble Connect has earned accolades from critics and audiences alike for the quality of the concerts, the fresh and open-minded approach to programming, and the ability to actively engage any audience.

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

Note: In the event of poor weather conditions, all concerts will be scheduled for the following day, Sunday at 1 and 3PM.

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