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Ensemble ACJW Returns to Skidmore for Spring Residency

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014


Ensemble ACJW, a part of The Academy — a program involving Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, returns to Skidmore for a musical and cultural residency. Most music students recognize the young and talented performers as those random people who come to music theory class and sit in with the orchestra once a semester. But recently the ACJW collective has begun to spread from Zankel into the community.

The fellows will be playing, lecturing, and interacting throughout Saratoga Springs and the Skidmore campus over the next few days (check out the calendar of public events below). My personal favorite? The open poetry reading at Northshire Bookstore Thursday at 7:00 PM. It’s not very often you can pull an Amiri Baraka (RIP) and have your work read with professional accompaniment. So English majors, I highly recommend you put down the Chaucer for a second and stop by.

The whole residency concludes with Carnegie Hall Premieres: A Concert by Ensemble ACJW in Zankel Friday night. ACJW never leaves home without a composer and a piece to premiere for us Skid kids, so schedule date night around this. You won’t want to miss it. Besides being some of the most exciting and entertaining musicians in New York right now (that’s right – not just classical musicians, ALL musicians; come at me bloggosphere), they’re wonderful people and enthusiastic performers.

Here’s there full public schedule:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 6:00pm- FLASH MOB! @ D-Hall (that’s when I’ll be eating dinner. I love eating while people make fools of themselves)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 12:15pm – Library Informance @ Scribner Library (holy fuck who names these things) 5:00pm- Student Composition Readings @ Helen Filene Ladd Hall (go student composers go!) 7:00-9:00pm- Poetry Slam @ Northshire Bookstore

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 1:00pm Ensemble ACJW Open Dress Rehearsal @ Ladd Hall (aural pregame of the concert) 7:00pm- Pre-Concert Talk @ Ladd Hall (oh is Gordon speaking??) 8:00pm- Carnegie Hall Premieres: A Concert by Ensemble ACJW (date night!!)

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Beatlemore Saturday Night Tickets For Sale ONLINE!!

Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Seriously.  Our campus is so small and it's never a far walk anywhere.  Make it a fun and exciting excursion into unexplored territory if you have to!

Seriously. Our campus is so small and it’s never a far walk anywhere. Make it a fun and exciting excursion into unexplored territory if you have to!

Fear not lazy ones! No longer do you have to walk to the magnificently majestic Arthur Zankel Music Center to buy tickets for the Skidmore-only Beatlemore concert Saturday November 23 at 8:00 PM.  We’ve gotten you the link to the online box office.  You (your parents) will have to pay the extra online fees when you pay using your (your parents’) credit card, but you won’t have to exert yourselves at all!  Just make sure you still have your Skidmore ID when you go to pick your tickets up.  Remember, Saturday night is Skidmore community only and is by far the best show of the three.

Get your Beatlemore Skidmore-only Saturday night tickets here!  Saturday, November 23 @ 8:00pm

Get your other Beatlemore tickets here!  Friday, November 22 @ 8:00pm and Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00pm