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Carol Jantsch, tuba, performs music from Debussy to David Lang October 13

Program includes music by Debussy, Piazzolla, Jan Koetsier, and David Lang
September 30, 2014

Carol JantschThe Yale School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series presents tuba virtuoso Carol Jantsch in recital on Monday, October 13 at 7:30 pm. Jantsch has been praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer for her “sound as clear and sure as it is luxurious.”

This marks the beginning of Carol Jantsch’s second year teaching at Yale. Currently the principal tubist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Ms. Jantsch won this position while she was still working on her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan—making her the first female tubist in a major orchestra.

Ms. Jantsch’s program will include Press Release by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang (another member of the YSM faculty). Originally written for bass clarinet, the ten-minute solo sounds as though two instruments are simultaneously playing a lyric soprano melody over a funky James Brown-esque bassline.

Debussy‘s sensual Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun is a seminal work within the composer’s canon. Conductor Pierre Boulez considers the score, with its lack of tonal center, to be the beginning of modern music.

The concert will continue with a tango by the Argentinian favorite Astor Piazzolla, described by Stephen Holden as “the world’s foremost composer of tango music.” The program concludes with the virtuosic Concertino for Tuba by Dutch composer Jan Koetsier.

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, contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

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