The Yale School of Music presents clarinetist Mingzhe Wang in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, December 15, 2011. Wang will be joined by three fellow School of Music alumni: pianist Jessica Osborne, violinist Katie Hyun, and cellist Mihai Marica. The recital, which features music by Mozart and Brahms as well as contemporary works, will take place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street).
The concert opens with the Fantasy Pieces, Op. 43, by the Danish Romantic composer Niels Gade. It continues with Chinese Ancient Dances by Chen Yi, one of today’s most prominent women composers who (like Wang) grew up in China and now lives in the U.S.
The first half concludes with Mozart’s Clarinet Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 454.
American composer Elliott Carter will soon celebrate his 103rd birthday; Wang will perform his trio “Con Leggerezza Pensosa” with Hyun and Marica. The concert will conclude with Brahms’ Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2.