Music and Film Project with local schools premieres two movies

Co-op High SchoolThe Yale School of Music is pleased to announce the June 12 premiere of two films: the live-action The Mystery of John C. Daniels and the animated When the Brothers Unite. Held in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven), these premieres will be the culmination of the first Music and Film project bringing together students in New Haven public schools with guidance from musicians from the Yale School of Music.

In the Music and Film Project, high school students direct and produce films based on books and music created by younger students in elementary and middle schools. The younger students’ project, the Music and Book Writing Program, began last year, with students from two New Haven middle schools writing their own children’s books. Art teachers guided the students in creating the illustrations, and a Yale School of Music composer then collaborated with them to write music for their story. This hugely successful program culminated in a spectacular performance at each school. A narrator read the book on stage with the illustrations projected overhead  and a Yale School of Music ensemble performing the music. MORE

Published May 8, 2009
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Commencement Concert Toasts the Class of 2009

alumni-walkingThe Yale School of Music presents its annual Commencement Concert on Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm in Sprague Memorial Hall (College and Wall Streets, New Haven). Admission is free. The hour-long program showcases outstanding graduating performers who have come from around the world to study at Yale. Performers include virtuosi from the School’s string, wind, piano, and voice departments performing a diverse program.

Because many parents and friends of graduating students may not have had the opportunity to hear the high level of music-making offered at the Yale School of Music, Dean Robert Blocker introduced Sprague Hall Commencement concerts in 1996. Marking the end of the School’s concert season, the Commencement Concert also provides an opportunity for regular concert-goers in the Yale and New Haven communities to enjoy a final program by outstanding student performers.

EVENT DETAILS
Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 4 pm, Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (Corner of College and Wall Streets, New Haven).
Yale School of Music Commencement Concert. Top graduating performers from the Yale School of Music, including voice, strings, winds, and piano.  Admission is free. For more information: 203 432-4158, music.yale.edu.

Published May 8, 2009
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