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Photo by Jennifer Taylor
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RA, Inspired by Akhanten

The Pharaoh Akhnaten ascended to the throne at 17 and forever changed the course of history with a bold new vision for Egypt. What change do young people want to see in our world?

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Gwendolyn Unplugged @ NYBG

Gwendolyn is having a bad day. It’s raining cats and dogs. Mom took her phone. She’s tired of TV. What’s a girl to do? Time for some daydreaming. Some MUSICAL daydreaming. Gwendolyn imagines her future as a member of an all-girl band. Get ready for her to create characters and puppeteer them right in front of your eyes! Written by Dante Albertie. Music by Mary Ann McSweeney.

Yahaya Kamate at BNM
Bronx Night Market
with
Yahaya and BAE

On Saturday, April 30, 2022 @ 3 PM Yahaya Kamate lead a dance demonstration and perform at the opening day of Bronx Night Market.

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Ray Vega and BAE String Quartet
at Woodlawn Cemetery

Bronx-Born trumpeter and composer Ray Vega in concert with The Bronx Arts Ensemble String Quartet. The concert will included old standards by Duke Ellington, Bernie Miller, and Kurt Weill, as well as original compositions by Mr. Vega.

Spring Celebration
Spring Celebration!

Spring Celebration! Bronx Arts Ensemble Woodwind Quintet performed at the New York Botanical Garden’s Ross Hall for a celebration of spring! The Bronx Arts Ensemble woodwind quintet performed a concert of works inspired by or evocative of the natural world.

Spring Celebration! Bronx Arts Ensemble Woodwind Quintet performed at the New York Botanical Garden’s Ross Hall for a celebration of spring! The Bronx Arts Ensemble woodwind quintet performed a concert of works inspired by or evocative of the natural world.

Spring Celebration! Bronx Arts Ensemble Woodwind Quintet performed at the New York Botanical Garden’s Ross Hall for a celebration of spring! The Bronx Arts Ensemble woodwind quintet performed a concert of works inspired by or evocative of the natural world.

Playful New Music
Playful New Music @ Pregones

The Bronx Arts Ensemble String Quartet performed works by Angélica Negrón as part of March is Music month at the Pregones Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. Works included Marejada for string quartet, written during the pandemic for remote players, and Sembrar.

The Bronx Arts Ensemble String Quartet performed works by Angélica Negrón as part of March is Music month at the Pregones Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. Works included Marejada for string quartet, written during the pandemic for remote players, and Sembrar, which BAE and Angélica performed at the New York Philharmonic’s Bandwagon Festival at Father Gigante Plaza in the Bronx.

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Where Do We Go From Here:
Putting Antiracist Knowledge into Action

Kika Wright and Armando discuss the need for culturally responsive programming in chamber ensembles. Kika and Armando discuss examples of actions their organization has taken to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Kika Wright and Armando discuss the need for culturally responsive programming in chamber ensembles. This session will provide education on how to best achieve this. Kika and Armando discuss examples of actions their organization has taken to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.

New American Traditions
Romantic Evening

Romantic Evening at Koch Mansion

Reflections - Markel Reed
Reflections with Markel Reed

A virtual afternoon of reflection with rising opera singer Markel Reed. The varied program includes Johannes Brahms, Ben Moore, and Black American treasure Margaret Bonds. This is a replay of the concert from Saturday 5 February, 2022 filmed at Bronx House.

Bronx Arts Ensemble presents a virtual afternoon of reflection with rising opera singer Markel Reed. The varied program includes Johannes Brahms, Ben Moore, and Black American treasure Margaret Bonds. This is a replay of the concert from Saturday 5 February, 2022. This event was filmed at Bronx House.

joy and love for the holidays
Joy and Love for the Holidays

On December 11-12, 2021, Bronx arts Ensemble, Bartow Pell Mansion, and Bartow Pell Mansion presented Joy and Love for the Holidays featuring Linda Collazo and Pablo Zinger. Performances by mezzo-soprano Linda Collazo and on piano by Pablo Zinger.

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French Music For Winds

The Bronx Arts Ensemble(BAE) is presented a charming collection of 20th century French works– Germaine Tailleferre’s Choral et Deux Variations, Claude Arrieu’s Quintette en Ut, and the monumental Tombeau De Couperin by Maurice Ravel.

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Honor and Praise: Celebrating the influence of the African Diaspora on Global Culture

On Tuesday, September 28 2021 BAE partnered with our friends The New York Philharmonic, Van Cortlandt House Museum, and Van Cortlandt Park Alliance in the presentation of Honor & Praise: Celebrating the Influence of the African Diaspora on Global Culture.

Incidental
Incidental Music for Strings

The BAE String Quartet performed both classical and contemporary favorites. The performance included Mozart’s masterful string quartet number 17, “The Hunt,” to William Grant Still’s “The Sentimental One”, along with a piece from Joe Hisaishi, the celebrated composer of Studio Ghibli.

WQRX Event Review

BAE partnered with our friends WQXR at their Classical Kids Fair: Bronx Edition.
This free community event in the Pelham Parkway area of the Bronx exposed the community to classical music.

Summer Arts 2021
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BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE

presents music as diverse as the people of the Bronx. We perform free concerts and programs every year in a variety of neighborhoods in the borough.

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ARTISTS

In addition to our core ensemble of professional wind and string players, we present a huge variety of exceptional artists to our audiences in the Bronx.

Recent guest artists include New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinetist Anthony McGill, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal Trombonist Weston Sprott, Steinway Artist and Grammy-nominated composer Elio Villafranca, and legendary Bronx pianist Valerie Capers. Every concert season we also present the winners of the previous season’s Young Bronx Artist Competition, giving important performance experience to teenage Bronx musicians.

PROGRAMMING

In our ongoing mission to provide a wide variety of musical opportunities for Bronx artists and audiences, we program our seasons with a focus on “Music Through a Global Lens.”

We present both music that reflects the communities in which we perform and music from outside those traditions, giving our audience a chance to discover new things. We program our season with a focus on Music Through a Global Lens, with the current season highlighting music from Puerto Rico, encompassing classical, jazz, and traditional music from the island. Wherever possible, we include dance and other art forms in multidisciplinary performances that often feature the talents of our teaching artists. 

COMMISSIONS

Since 1976, when BAE gave the New York premiere of Debussy’s opera fragment La Chute de la Maison Usher, we have presented numerous New York and world premieres including works by:

John Freeman, Robert Baksa, Roberto Sierra, Meyer Kupferman, Oliver Caplan, and many others. BAE’s albums include first recordings of the oratorio Bayoán and chamber opera El Mensajero de Plata by Roberto Sierra, Morton Gould’s Concerto Concertante, William Cepeda’s Bomba Sinfónica, as well as recordings of rarely-heard chamber pieces by Bruch, Rheinberger, and Louise Farrenc. In 2018 we also premiered Mary Ann McSweeney’s new children’s musical, Jasmine’s Song.

YOUNG ARTISTS

Participants in the William J. Scribner Young Bronx Artist Competition have the opportunity to win $500 and the chance to perform with the Bronx Arts Ensemble.

Our goal is to support talented high school musicians in the Bronx and help launch them as performers. Many former competition winners have gone on to fruitful musical careers. We have also launched a Junior Young Bronx Artist Competition, which provides private music lessons to the winner.

“When I got on stage, I knew I had to give it my all.  I let go of all my fears and doubts, and I fully immersed myself into the music and had fun with it.  That performance ended up being one of my best at the time.” – Allison Arias, 2019 William J. Scribner Young Bronx Artist Award Winner (Pictured on the right)