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Members of Yale Baroque Ensemble perform Nov. 13

November 9, 2012

Recital features Holly Piccoli, violin & David Fung, keyboards

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments will present a recital by two members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm. Holly Piccoli, violin, and David Fung, piano and harpsichord, will perform music from the Baroque and Classical periods.

The program includes violin works by Castello, Biber, and Mozart, and keyboard works by Purcell, Scarlatti, and Mozart.

The concert takes at the Collection of Musical Instruments (located at 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven) and is free and open to the public.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the excellent acoustic of the upstairs gallery.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble, directed by baroque violinist Robert Mealy, is a postgraduate ensemble at the Yale School of Music dedicated to the highest level of study and performance of the Baroque repertoire. Using the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments’ set of new baroque instruments, members of the Ensemble go through an intensive one-year program of study, immersing themselves in the chamber and solo repertoire from 1600 to 1785 to create idiomatic and virtuosic performances of this music. The Yale Baroque Ensemble is presented in a series of concerts each year, including a special appearance last spring at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall as part of the Yale in New York series and an Italian tour with the Yale Schola Cantorum. As resident ensemble of the Collection of Musical Instruments, the Yale Baroque Ensemble performs recitals each term at 15 Hillhouse Avenue.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble plays on the YCMI’s collection of new baroque string instruments made by Jason Viseltear of New York City, after del Gesù, Amati, and Testore. Bows are from the YCMI collection, by David Hawthorne and Christopher English after seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century originals.

For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu.

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