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Ensemble ACJW returns for 'Carnegie Hall Premieres'

Posted: 02/11/2008

Ensemble ACJW comes to Skidmore twice annually through a partnership between the college and The Academy-a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. The Academy presents a "Carnegie Hall Premieres" event at Skidmore each semester, with additional performances in June at SaratogaArtsFest. The program's musicians, mostly post-master's level students, continue their musical training while also teaching and performing in New York City schools.

This semester's "Carnegie Hall Premieres" this Friday, Oct. 3 will feature Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor in a solo performance of "Silent City," his own composition commemorating the Kurdish village of Hallabja in Iraqi Kurdistan, which was destroyed by Saddam Hussein. Kalhor will perform the work on the kamancheh, an upright, four-stringed Persian fiddle. Details

Photos taken by Stefan Cohen, Julie Jourdes, Steve Sherman and Todd Rosenberg

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