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Yale Percussion Group performs Sunday, Feb. 24

Concert also features the Meehan/Perkins Duo
February 21, 2013

The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Percussion Group on Sunday, February 24, 2013. The concert features music by Bartók as well as three living composers, and takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (470 College Street, New Haven).

The concert will open with Bartók‘s masterful Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. The Meehan/Perkins Duo, whose members have been called “superb young players” by the New Yorker and “gifted percussionists” by the Wall Street Journal, will perform John Supko’s Straits. The first half will conclude with Alejandro Viñao’s Book of Grooves.

All six members of the Yale Percussion Group will come together to perform James Wood‘s Cloud Polyphonies to close the evening.

Admission to the concert is free, and no tickets are required. For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu.

About the Performers

Founded in 1997 by Robert van Sice, the Yale Percussion Group is composed of talented and dedicated young artists who have come from around the world for graduate study at the Yale School of Music. Members of the YPG have gone on to form the acclaimed percussion quartet Sō, and to perform with the Auckland Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Currently, alumni of YPG teach at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Dartmouth University.

Robert Van Sice, percussion, has premiered more than one hundred works, including concertos, chamber music, and solos. He has made solo appearances with symphony orchestras and given recitals in Europe, North America, Africa, and the Far East. In 1989 he gave the first full-length marimba recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and has since played in most of Europe’s major concert halls, many of which have been broadcast by the BBC, Swedish Radio, Norwegian Radio, WDR, and Radio France. He is frequently invited as a soloist with Europe’s leading contemporary music ensembles and festivals, including the London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Contrechamps, and L’Itinéraire and the Archipel, Darmstadt, and North American new music festivals. From 1988 to 1997 he headed Europe’s first diploma program for solo marimbists at the Rotterdam Conservatorium. Mr. Van Sice has given master classes in more than twenty countries and frequently visits the major conservatories in Europe as a guest lecturer. He joined the Yale faculty in the fall of 1997.

For Calendar Editors

The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Percussion Group directed by Robert Van Sice performing Bartók, Supko, Viñao, & Wood.

  • Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
  • John Supko: Straits
  • Alejandro Viñao: Book of Groves
  • James Wood: Cloud Polyphonies

When: Sunday, February 24, 2013

Where: Morse Recital Hall
470 College Street (faces College St. at the corner of Wall St.), New Haven

Tickets: Free admission

Info: 203 432-4158 • music.yale.edu

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