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Annual New Music for Orchestra concert features student works December 11

Yale Philharmonia and Yale Camerata will perform works by YSM composition students
December 3, 2014

philharmonia_woolsey3The Yale School of Music presents its annual New Music for Orchestra concert on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and, for the first time, the chamber chorus of the Yale Camerata.

The first half of the concert features the Chamber Chorus of the Yale Camerata performing three works by first-year composition students: Natalie Dietterich’s Conversation with Strangers; Tiange Zhou’s The Lament of Adonis; and Katherine Balch’s aeiou. 

The Yale Philharmonia takes the stage after intermission to present pieces by second-year composition students. The orchestra will perform Michael Laurello’s Promises, Jesse Limbacher’s …but I dream in many places, and Nicholas DiBerardino’s Asphodel.

The concert begins at 7:30 pm in Woolsey Hall, located at 500 College Street (corner of Grove Street), New Haven. It is part of the New Music New Haven concert series, which is directed by Hannah Lash and Christopher Theofanidis. The event will stream live online. LISTEN LIVE

Tickets start at just $7 ($3 and up with student ID), and are available at the Sprague Hall box office, by phone at 203 432-4158, or online.

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About the Ensembles

The Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale, conducted by Shinik Hahm, is one of America’s foremost music school ensembles. The largest performing group at the Yale School of Music, the Philharmonia offers superb training in orchestral playing and repertoire. Performances include an annual series of concerts in Woolsey Hall, as well as Yale Opera productions in the Shubert Theater. In addition to its season of six Woolsey Hall concerts, the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale has performed on numerous occasions in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 2008 the Philharmonia undertook its first tour of Asia, with acclaimed performances in the Seoul Arts Center, the Forbidden City Concert Hall and National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), and the Shanghai Grand Theatre. MORE INFO

Founded in 1985, the Yale Camerata is a vocal ensemble whose more than sixty singers are Yale graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and experienced singers from the New Haven community. The Camerata performs a widely varied spectrum of choral literature, with a special commitment to choral music of our time. The Camerata has collaborated with the Yale Glee Club, Yale Philharmonia, Yale Symphony, Yale Band, Yale Chamber Players, Yale Collegium Musicum, the New Haven Chorale, and the symphony orchestras of Hartford, New Haven, and Norwalk. The ensemble has also performed for Yale Music Spectrum and New Music New Haven. MORE INFO

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