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Cellist Jaques Lee Wood to give DMA recital November 6

Program features music by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Jacob Cooper, and others
October 27, 2014
Jaques Lee Wood, cello

Jaques Lee Wood, cello

The presents a recital by cellist Jacques Lee Wood on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Mr. Wood’s recital is the culmination of his studies toward the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree. Esther Park will accompany on piano. LIVESTREAM

The program will begin with Beethoven‘s Seven Variations on “Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Next will be a 2010 composition by contemporary American composer  Jacob Cooper ’14DMA entitled Arches. Cooper has been lauded by The New Yorker as “a maverick electronic song composer.” The first half of the concert will end with Bach‘s Sonata in G major, BWV 1027.

After the intermission, Wood will perform Gaspar Cassado‘s Suite for Solo Cello. Cassado, a Spanish cellist and composer (mainly of cello music) was a student of the famous Pablo Casals. The concert will continue with Diminutions on “Ancor che col partire” by Riccardo Rognoni. Rognoni (ca. 1550-1620) began one of the oldest violin school in Milan.

The program will conclude with Schumann‘s popular Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73, originally written for clarinet and piano. In final movement of the three pieces, Schumann writes “schneller und schneller” (faster and faster), pushing the performer to the limit and ending in a triumphant display of virtuosity.

VIDEO: Jacques Wood in recital at Sonorium Hall, Tokyo WATCH

Admission is free, and no tickets are required. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven. For more information, the public should visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

About the Artist

Noted for his “expressive warmth and sensitivity” and “technical ease,” cellist Jacques Lee Wood is gaining attention as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician of the highest caliber.  A versatile artist, Wood’s interest in teaching and research supplements an active performance career that covers a broad range of repertoire and interests: from historically informed performance of the Baroque, Classic, and Romantic periods to newly composed works. Wood has received top prizes at the ARTS Competition and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and has been the recipient of many awards including, most recently, a research grant from the Yale Council for East Asian Studies.

He frequently collaborates with distinguished musicians and groups such as Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan, Jaap Schröder, A Far Cry, Firebird Ensemble, and members of the Juilliard, Vermeer, Tokyo, and Keller String Quartets.  He has been a participant at the Banff Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the International Musical Arts Institute, and the Bari International Music Festival. Mr. Wood is a principal player with Bachsolisten Seoul, the American Baroque Orchestra, Music at Eden’s Edge, and the Grammy-nominated Trinity Baroque Orchestra (New York). BIOGRAPHY

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