We hope you are having a wonderful summer so far. At this time we would like to share with you what is in store for Season 6: A Musical Matrimony...
But, first of all, meet Exponential Ensemble's new core members. Oboist Kemp Jernigan and flutist Anna Urrey. They will be joining Exponential Ensemble's founder and clarinetist Pascal Archer (bio).
A native of Gulf Shores Alabama, Kemp Jernigan performs extensively in and around New York City in ensembles varying in size and style. A recent graduate of the Yale School of Music, Kemp has participated in the Sarasota Music Festival, Norfolk, Banff, Bowdoin, and the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague. He has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Lukeâ€™s and the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra as well as playing in many different New York City venues with the ensembles Contemporaneous and Le Train Bleu. Participating in these programs and performing in these ensembles has led him to meet and play with many incredible people and live a life of sharing his love for music with others. Kemp received his bachelorâ€™s from The Hartt School at The University of Hartford, Performerâ€™s Certificate from SUNY Purchase and masterâ€™s from The Yale School of Music.
Finnish-American flutist Anna Urrey is a passionate musician who enjoys a wide variety of creative performance projects.She hasperformed in numerous orchestras, including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, Symphony in C, the Mark Morris Dance Company and spent three summers in the festival orchestra under the direction of Maestro Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Music Festival. A dedicated educator, Anna is a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist and teaches flute at the Marymount School of New York. She holds the Performance Certificate and Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and the Bachelor of Music from Rutgers University.
Season 6: A Musical Matrimonywill feature four concerts focusing on chamber music repertoire for woodwinds, tying the knot...so to speak...
Third Street Music School Settlement
235 East 11th Street, NYC
$100+ donation (Tax-deductible)
Join us for an exciting concert featuring Brazilian chamber music.
Something Blue will explore Brazilian music with its rich musical influences from Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Light appetizers and open bar (including caipirinhas) will be served during the performance. All of the proceeds from this fun event will support the concerts and educational programs in our 2016-17 season.
Stay tuned for more info about this event later on this fall!
E2 Something Old
Exponential Ensemble's take on "Something Old" will feature music from the baroque and early classical era with works for flute, oboe and chalumeau (the clarinet's ancestor) by J.S. Bach, Fasch, Leclair and Telemann. We will explore how this important musical era shaped the woodwind repertoire for generations to come.
E3 Something New March 2017
Harpist Ashley Jackson joins the Exponential Ensemble in a program full of "Something New!" This exciting and varied program features Gilad Cohen's Trio for a Spry Clarinet, Weeping Cello and Ruminating Harp and the New York City premiere of Daniel Temkin's flute and harp duo.
E4 Something Borrowed
Season 6 finale will explore sounds borrowed from the past by 20th century composers. In Bearbeitungen ueber das Glaugauer Liederbuch, Charles Wuorinen embraces dance-inspired melodies from the Renaissance period and adds a modern twist with an eclectic instrument combination. 3 Counterpoints by Arthur Honegger borrows from the elegant baroque, weaving in melodies in harmonious rounds. Ingolf Dahl's whimsical Concerto a Tre adopts elements from the baroque concerto grosso showcasing the clarinet, violin and cello. Finally, Malcolm Arnold's neoclassical Divertimento op. 37will bring our core ensemble together for a final toast!
Interactive Educational Programs
"Exponential Ensemble interactive educational programs seamlessly integrate arts into science and math common core standards. They provided an extremely engaging way for our students to make a powerful unknown connection."
Dana Taylor, Supervisor of Special Programs Monticello School District (NY)
For the past 5 years, Exponential Ensemble has been developing educational programs connecting music and curriculum. So far, we have created Music & Math, Music & Physics and Music & Storytelling interactive educational program. These hands on educational programs are taught in classroom or large assembly setting.
If you wish to make a fully tax-deductible donation towards our educational concerts and programs click here.
Thank you so much for your support!
We look forward to seeing you next season.