[ alumni ]

Yehudi Wyner elected president of Academy of Arts & Letters

Yehudi Wyner

Yehudi Wyner

Yehudi Wyner ’50BA, ’52MusB, ’53MusM has been elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He succeeds architect Henry N. Cobb and will serve a three-year term.

In his comments, Wyner said he reacted to the news of his election with “Surprise, astonishment, disbelief, and finally delight.” He was inducted into the prestigious, 250-member organization in 1999 and has served on its award juries and board of directors.

Wyner, who won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for his piano concerto Chiavi in mano, has written over 100 works, ranging from liturgical services to theater music to orchestra pieces. He is also a solo pianist and chamber musician and, since 1968, the keyboard player for the Bach Aria Group. MORE

Published February 28, 2015
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Yale Philharmonia plays Mozart, Beethoven, Bartók Feb. 27

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The Yale School of Music presents the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale in its annual concert in Sprague Hall on Friday, February 27 at 7:30 pm.

The program features music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Bartók. Shinik Hahm will be on the podium, as will the School of Music’s two conducting fellows, Louis Lohraseb and Heejung Park. MORE

Published February 25, 2015
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Alum Owen Dalby to join St. Lawrence String Quartet in June 2015

dalby_playingNew York-based violinist Owen Dalby ’06BA, ’07MM has been named the new second violinist with the St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ). He will join the group in June 2015.

Dalby, a graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of Music, has won acclaim as a soloist and chamber musician. “I’ve always considered string quartet playing as the pinnacle of what I could possibly do with my musical career,” said Dalby in press materials, “so for me, this is the opportunity of a lifetime.” MORE

Published February 24, 2015
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New Music New Haven to feature guest composer Bryce Dessner March 5

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Bryce Dessner

The Yale School of Music presents a New Music New Haven concert featuring music by guest composer Bryce Dessner on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 pm. The concert also includes music by six YSM student composers: Krists Auznieks, Natalie Dietterich, Ian Gottlieb, Brian Heim, Michael Laurello, and Tiange Zhou.

The concert will stream live on the School of Music’s website.

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The program will feature two pieces by Dessner, a Yale School of Music alumnus who has won recognition as a composer as well as for his work in the Grammy-nominated band The National. His string quartet Tenebre was a 2010 commission by the acclaimed Kronos Quartet. His work Murder Ballads, written for a sextet of strings, winds, percussion, and piano, was commissioned in 2013 by the new music ensemble eighth blackbird. MORE

Published February 20, 2015
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Ellington Jazz Series presents “The American Jazz Century” March 6

Aaron Diehl, piano

Aaron Diehl, piano

The Ellington Jazz Series wraps up its 2014–2015 season on Friday, March 6. Will Ruff will host a program called The Tuskegee Airmen, Yardbird, and the Blues: The American Jazz Century.

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The program will feature pianist Aaron Diehl and his trio. Diehl, the recipient of the 2013 Jazz Journalist Association’s Up-And-Coming Musician of the Year Award, plays with Paul Sikivie, bass, and Lawrence Leathers, drums. The New York Daily News has said: “Aaron Diehl, a rising star of jazz piano, has an individual talent so huge that one day he may extend the jazz tradition.” MORE

Published February 19, 2015
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Faculty trio plays Czech chamber music Feb. 22

Ole Akahoshi, cello

Ole Akahoshi, cello

The Faculty Artist Series at the Yale School of Music presents a recital of Czech Chamber Music on Sunday, February 22 at 4:00 pm.

Faculty members Kyung Yu, violin; Ole Akahoshi, cello; and Wei-Yi Yang, piano, will play music by four Czech composers: Dvořák, Janáček, Smetana, and Suk.

The concert opens with Josef Suk’s trio Elegie, Op. 23. Next are two duos: Antonín Dvořák’s Four Romantic Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 75, and Leos Janáček’s Pohádka (A Fairy Tale) for cello and piano. MORE

Published February 17, 2015
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Live Chat with Boris Berman Feb. 17

The Admissions Office invites all applicants and prospective applicants to participate in a video chat on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST.

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The chat will be hosted by Professor Boris Berman, chair of the piano department at the Yale School of Music, and moderated by Professor Wei-Yi Yang, a member of the piano faculty.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the chat.

JOIN THE LIVE CHAT

 

Published February 17, 2015
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[ music in schools ]

Music in Schools Initiative announces new Winter Festival

Morse 2014 034The Music in Schools Initiative is pleased to announce a brand new program in partnership with the New Haven Public Schools, the MISI Winter Festival.

From Tuesday, February 17 – Friday, February 20, students will participate in instrumental classes, large ensemble rehearsals, private lessons, and other activities. Programming runs from 9:30am to 12:00pm each day at Fair Haven School, with instruction by NHPS music teachers and YSM graduate student teaching artists.

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Published February 16, 2015
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Gold and Glitter: Aulos Ensemble presents music from Venice and Versailles Feb. 22

aulos_webThe Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents the Aulos Ensemble on Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 pm. The acclaimed ensemble will present a program called Gold and Glitter: Music from Venice and Versailles.

Founded in 1973, The Aulos Ensemble was one of the first American “original instrument” ensembles. Its accomplishments over the past four decades have given it preeminence in the early music movement. Early Music America said of a recent Rameau recording, “The performers exhibit a masterfully controlled sense of ensemble throughout, and their precisely articulated delivery breathes with Rameau’s subtly dramatic phrasal undulations. The effect is exquisite.”

The members of the ensemble include harpsichordist Arthur Haas, a member of the YSM faculty, as well as Linda Quan, violin; Christopher Krueger, flute; Marc Schachman, oboe; and Myron Lutzke, cello. MORE

Published February 16, 2015
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Danish String Quartet plays music by Haydn, Schubert, and Adès Feb. 17

danish-quartet-h-webThe Oneppo Chamber Music Series at the Yale School of Music presents the Danish String Quartet in concert on Tuesday, Feburary 17 at 7:30 pm.

The young Scandinavians will begin their program with Haydn‘s String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5. Also on the program is Thomas AdèsArcadiana, a piece about various vanished or vanishing idylls.

The program will conclude with Schubert‘s popular String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887. MORE

Published February 16, 2015
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