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Yale Baroque Ensemble performs “musique de chambre” Dec. 8

Concert explores chamber music of the French Baroque by Couperin, Leclair, Barrières, and others
November 13, 2013

YBE_2013-14The Yale School of Music will present the Yale Baroque Ensemble on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Directed by faculty member Robert Mealy, the ensemble will perform a concert of elaborate and virtuosic music of the French Baroque. The performance begins at 3 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven.

The program features Couperin’s great last large-scale chamber work, “L’Imperiale” from Les Nations. Also on the program are brilliant sonatas by Leclair, Barrières, and others. 

The Yale Baroque Ensemble (YBE) is a postgraduate ensemble whose members undertake a year of intensive study. This year’s members are Caroline Ross, baroque oboe; Nayeon Kim and Corin Lee, baroque violins; and Jurrian van der Zanden, baroque cello.

The ensemble performs with harpsichordist Elliot Figg. Yale faculty member Robert Mealy, described by the New Yorker as a “world-class early music violinist,” is the director of the YBE.

The concert is free and open to the public; 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 YBE

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 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 also from the YCMI collection, made by David Hawthorne and Christopher English after seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century originals.

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