Ensemble Connect’s trademark virtuosity and versatility is showcased in a program that features two masterworks of the Classical era by Mozart and Beethoven. Mozart adds a second viola to the traditional string quartet in his String Quintet in C Major, K. 515, a mature work that includes one of the composer’s most sublime slow movements and a joyous finale. Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, is an effervescent delight that looks back to the lyrical wind serenades of Haydn and Mozart.
Program BEETHOVEN Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 MOZART String Quintet in C Major, K. 515
Performers Ensemble Connect ·· Bixby Kennedy, Clarinet ·· Remy Taghavi, Basoon ·· Nicolee Kuester, French Horn ·· Mari Lee, Violin ·· Rebecca Anderson, Violin ·· Adelya Nartadjieva, Violin ·· Andrew Gonzalez, Viola ·· Maren Rothfritz, Viola ·· Madeline Fayette, Cello ·· Julia Yang, Cello ·· Elizabeth Burns, Double Bass
About the performers Celebrating its 10th anniversary during the 2016–2017 season, Ensemble Connect—formerly known as Ensemble ACJW—is a two-year fellowship program for the finest young professional classical musicians in the United States that prepares them for careers combining musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. It offers top-quality performance opportunities, intensive professional development, and the opportunity to partner throughout the fellowship with a New York City public school.
About Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts Carnegie Hall celebrates more than 40 years of partnering with local community organizations to present free Neighborhood Concerts featuring outstanding main-stage artists as well as exciting rising stars of classical, jazz, and world music. These performances tap into the pulse of diverse communities across New York City and bring local residents together to share in the joy of music.