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Yale Brass Trio performs with Carol Jantsch, Mihae Lee Nov. 19
The Yale School of Music presents a recital by The Yale Brass Trio on Tuesday, November 19 at 8 pm. The members of the Yale Brass Trio — William Purvis, horn, Allan Dean, trumpet, and Scott Hartman, trombone — will be joined by Carol Jantsch, tuba; and Mihae Lee, piano.
The concert is part of the Faculty Artist Series, which features the School’s prestigious faculty in performances that are free and open to the public. This program marks the first time that Jantsch, who joined the Yale faculty in 2012, will perform on the series. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street.
The program begins in the Renaissance with a set of pieces by Pierre Attaingnant (1530), arranged for brass quintet by Allan Dean. Next will be the Aria and Polonaise for trombone and piano by Belgian composer Joseph Jongen (1873-1953). The first half will conclude with the contemporary Arias for Brass Quintet by James Demars (b. 1952).
After intermission, the trio will return to early music with a set of pieces from the early Italian Renaissance, transcribed by Allan Dean. Next is a movement of the Violin Concerto by Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978), transcribed for tuba and piano by Carol Jantsch.
The performers conclude the night with a piece by a fellow faculty member: Ezra Laderman’s Quartet for Brass Trio and Piano, composed in 2008.
Admission to the performance is free. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.
About the Faculty Performers
William Purvis pursues a multifaceted career as horn soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and educator. A passionate advocate of new music, he has participated in numerous premieres. He is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Triton Horn Trio, and is an emeritus member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. A frequent guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Boston Chamber Music Society, Mr. Purvis has collaborated with many of the world’s most esteemed string quartets, including the Juilliard, Tokyo, and Brentano quartets. Purvis, a Grammy Award winner, has recorded extensively on labels including Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Classical, and Bridge. He is Professor in the Practice of Horn and Chamber Music at the Yale School of Music, where he is also coordinator of winds and brasses, and serves as director of the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments.
Allan Dean is Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at the Yale University School of Music and currently performs with Summit Brass, St. Louis Brass, and the Yale Brass Trio. He was a member of the New York Brass Quintet for 18 years and freelanced in the New York City concert and recording field for over 20 years. At Yale, Dean coaches brass chamber music and directs the Yale Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble in addition to teaching trumpet. Dean performs and teaches each summer at the Mendez Brass Institute and the Norfolk (Connecticut) Chamber Music Festival. He has also appeared at the Spoleto and Casals Festivals, the Banff Centre (Canada), the Orford Arts Centre (Canada), Musiki Blekinge (Sweden), the Curitiba Music Festival (Brazil), and the Morella Festival (Spain). He can be heard playing both modern trumpet and early brass on over 80 recordings on most major labels. » allanjdean.com
Scott Hartman, trombone, joined the Yale faculty in 2001. Mr. Hartman received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Eastman School of Music and began his career by joining the Empire Brass Quintet and the Boston University faculty in 1984. As a trombone soloist and with his various chamber groups, Mr. Hartman has taught and played concerts throughout the world and in all fifty states. He regularly performs and records with the Yale Brass Trio, Proteus 7, the Millennium Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and the trombone quartet Four of a Kind. Mr. Hartman spends several weeks each summer in residence at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.
Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as having “a sound as clear and sure as it [is] luxurious,” tubist Carol Jantsch has been Principal Tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2006. She won the position while still a senior in college, becoming the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra. Carol Jantsch earned her Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude from the University of Michigan. She has won first place in four international solo tuba competitions and has appeared as a soloist with the Columbus and St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestras and the United States Marine Band, among others. In 2009, Carol released her first solo recording, Cascades.