Project 440 welcomes ensemble39 to Savannah!
Project 440 in partnership with Live Oak Public Libraries and the Savannah Music Festival is pleased to host Philadelphia’s ensemble39 in a week full of community engagement and residency activities. Live Oak Public Libraries will host members of the ensemble in eight (8) different branches across the region. Please see a listing of the libraries below. In addition, as part of the Savannah Music Festival’s community engagement efforts, the ensemble will give host residencies and performances at both Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Savannah Arts Academy. Joseph Conyers, executive director, and Peggy Curchack, chief operating officer, will accompany the ensemble during their visit. Special thanks goes to Live Oak Public Libraries and the Savannah Music Festival for making this all possible.
ensemble39, made up of some of the most notable musicians of their generation, is dedicated to expanding the audiences of classical music through innovative methods of presentation, collaboration, and programming. The group’s unorthodox instrumentation, inspired by Prokofiev’s Quintet, Op. 39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and bass, allows flexibility of instrumentation and repertoire. Equally comfortable in standard and new works, as well as traditional and unusual venues, ensemble39′s program-driven concerts appeal to long-time classical music supporters as well as those newest to the form. Founded in spring 2011 by a group of musicians at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, ensemble39 shares a common energy and passion for chamber music and performance at the highest level.
The ensemble will be present as two different groups in the libraries:
- An oboe quartet (oboe, violin, viola, cello): Making Music: It’s about the team! Learn the importance of working together to get the very best results in anything that you do – including music making!
- A trio (clarinet, viola, bass): Music Through the Ages! Take an exciting journey through time and evolution of classical music from its origins to now.
Here is a list of the library performances:
Tuesday, March 20
10:30 a.m. – Bull Street Library
12:30 p.m. – West Broad Library
Wednesday, March 21
10 a.m. – Hinesville Library
Thursday, March 22
10:30 a.m. – Springfield Library
12:30 p.m. – Thunderbolt Library
4 p.m. – Islands Library
6 p.m. – Southwest Chatham Library
For more details about library locations, click here.
We are SO thrilled to be working with this talented group of musicians, and we hope you will stop by a Live Oak Public Library near you to see the ensemble in action. Both Project 440 and ensemble39 are on Facebook. Find us, and “like” us to learn more or just to find out the latest about our travels.
We look forward to seeing YOU soon!
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