Ensemble Connect Up Close: Electronic Etudes

A work-in-process showing


David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center at Pocantico

Tickets: $16.75

Tradition meets innovation as the classical musicians of Ensemble Connect collaborate with electronics designer and percussionist Levy Lorenzo. With Lorenzo’s guidance, the ensemble will embark on a creative journey, constructing their own electronic instruments to unveil a performance fusing classical mastery and modern technology. This unique performance transcends boundaries, featuring a preview of Lorenzo’s newly commissioned quartet for interactive electronic instruments and his take on Terry Riley’s iconic song “In C.” This work-in-process showing will be presented during Ensemble Connect’s residency at The Pocantico Center and is part of a larger show being developed for Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing on May 6.

A discussion and audience Q&A with Levy Lorenzo and the musicians of Ensemble Connect will follow the performance. Ticketholders are invited to stay for a reception with special access to the DR Center gallery, currently showing Portraits of Process.

Ensemble Connect

Ensemble Connect is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. This two-year fellowship program prepares extraordinary young professional classical musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Ensemble Connect offers top-quality performance opportunities, intensive professional development, and the opportunity to partner with a New York City public school throughout the fellowship. 

Levy Lorenzo

Filipino American Dr. Levy Lorenzo works at the intersection of music, art, and technology. His work spans electronics design, instrument building, interactive installation, sound engineering, free improvisation, and classical percussion. Lorenzo’s work has been featured by The New York Times, MoMA PS1, MIT Media Lab, BBC, The Hermitage, and Burning Man. He is a professor of creative technologies at The New School, where he directs the Nstrument Lab. In 2022, he made his debut as a featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic for the reopening of David Geffen Hall.