Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect presents Audience Engagement Institute for classical musicians

Posted on: June 2, 2017

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect—which prepares musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership—will present its first Audience Engagement Institute for established chamber ensembles in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing from June 8 to 15 in New York City. Five established chamber groups will participate in Ensemble Connect’s eight-day series of tuition-free workshops: Additive Color Ensemble (Kansas), Heart and Sole Trio (Michigan), Calliope Brass (New York), Marquee Brass (Maryland), and Puck Quartet (New York). The ensembles will learn how to strengthen their professional portfolios, design and perform interactive concerts for school and community audiences, and explore strategies for building dynamic concerts. They will also give interactive performances in public schools and community venues including the Manhattan VA Hospital and the Manhattan Detention Complex. Overlapping with the workshop, current fellows of Ensemble Connect perform their final concert of the program’s tenth season at Roulette in Brooklyn on June 8. The concert, titled Immigrant Voices, is part of a series curated by singer and composer Meredith Monk, and celebrates the voices of immigrants in our nation featuring works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Shulamit Ran, Anna Clyne, and younger international composers who have come to live and create in the United States.

Posted June 2, 2017