“To be in the room that evening, though, was to discover the tension and the drama of never knowing what’s next... As they played, they swayed... They moved as if the music were something they were riding atop, not creating.”
— Anand Giridharadas, The New York Times
SECU Auditorium at the North Carolina Museum of Art
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Ensemble Mélange, formerly known as SHUFFLE Concert, is a joyful sextet of all-star virtuosos. Ensemble Mélange shakes up the concert experience, forges a personal connection with the audience, and mixes tried-and-true repertoire with a smorgasbord of jewels from distant genres. The concert is reformatted as a musician's party game; after each piece, members of the audience are chosen to pick the next piece from an extensive menu organized by style, nationality, and time period. Whether you’re a purist or a populist, a snob or a noob, eight years old or eighty years old, you’ll leave charmed and punch-drunk on a piece you didn’t know you were going to love.
Under the group's original name, SHUFFLE Concert, we have performed across the US, Canada, and in the Middle East, in venues varying from Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall to The Duplex in New York, Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv to Brigham Young University Concert Hall in Jerusalem, Ottawa Chamberfest to the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater in Reno. We recorded a debut album, held a composition competition, and have given performances, residencies, masterclasses, talks, and lessons at schools, universities, and conservatories across the country.