Join us after a day on the slopes for new, innovative classical music in a fun, casual setting.
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Vail Ale House
Sit, sip, and re-imagine classical music at an après-ski concert like no other!
Ensemble Connect is a two-year fellowship program for the finest young professional classical musicians in the country that prepares them for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, and leadership.
A program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Ensemble Connect 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.
“The new face of classical music for New York ... these performers have the musical goods,” said The New York Times. This is just one of the many accolades Ensemble Connect has received for the quality of its performances and its fresh and open-minded approach, performing a wide range of music—from centuries past to works written days before an event—in a variety of performance venues. The group performs its own series at Carnegie Hall and has regularly appeared at The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall and other venues throughout New York City, including (Le) Poisson Rouge nightclub in Greenwich Village, Subculture in NoHo, and Galapagos Art Space, National Sawdust, and Roulette in Brooklyn.
Throughout the two-year program, Ensemble Connect fellows are supported by rigorous, ongoing professional development programs to ensure that they gain the necessary skills to succeed in all areas of the fellowship and to become leaders in their field. Areas of emphasis include artistic excellence, engagement strategies both on and off the stage, leadership, entrepreneurship, and preparation for their work in the schools. Sessions are led by experts in the performing arts field, professional teaching artists, and Ensemble Connect alumni. Coaching sessions are also provided for fellows, as well as access to world-renowned composers such as Meredith Monk, Thomas Adès, John Adams, David Lang, and Steve Reich.