The 2012–2013 series features the Tokyo String Quartet in its last season together on the international concert stage. Other highlights include "A Little Nightmare Music," with the unconventional duo of Igudesman and Joo; "House of Dreams," a multimedia program from the early music ensemble Tafelmusik; and Bach's "Art of the Fugue" performed by Windscape and the Orion String Quartet.
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Ever since Sprague Memorial Hall was built in 1917, it has been home to great chamber music performances. The origins of this chamber music series can be traced to concerts organized by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, widely considered the godmother of chamber music in America. The daughter of Albert Arnold Sprague, she was responsible for the construction of Sprague Hall as a memorial to her father.
This series brings together the intimate art form of chamber music with the beautiful hall in which it is performed. Virtually every important chamber music ensemble has performed on the stage of Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall throughout the years. Under the artistic direction of David Shifrin, the series also features faculty and emerging artists from the School of Music.
In 2011, the series was renamed in honor of Vincent Oneppo, who served Yale throughout his rich career after graduating from the School of Music. For many years he directed the chamber music series and brought many of the world's finest performers to New Haven; he retired in 2010.
Oct 2: Tokyo String Quartet
Music by Webern, Mozart, and Mendelssohn, with
Ettore Causa, viola, and the Jasper String Quartet. "Exemplary chamber music." –New York Times
Nov 13: Igudesman and Joo
A Little Nightmare Music.
"Blending violin and piano virtuoso with humor and invention." –Los Angeles Times
Dec 11: Jasper String Quartet
Music by Mendelssohn, Ligeti, and more, with pianist Wei-Yi Yang. “The Jasper String Quartet [is] an impressive young ensemble.” –New York Times
Jan 22: Tokyo String Quartet
In its last concert together on this series, the august ensemble performs string quartets by Haydn, Bartók, and Mendelssohn.
Feb 12: Art of the Fugue
The Orion Quartet and Windscape perform Bach's Art of
the Fugue arranged by Samuel Baron for string quartet and wind quintet.
“Elegant.” –New York Times
Mar 5: Tafelmusik
House of Dreams: a multimedia show with music
of Bach, Handel, Marais, and more, by “one of the
world’s top baroque orchestras.” –Gramophone
Apr. 2: Brahms: Piano Quartets
Boris Berman, piano; Julie Eskar, violin; Ettore Causa, viola; and Clive Greensmith, cello, perform all three of the Brahms piano quartets.
May 7: Competition Winners
The annual chamber music competition selects the finest performances from the School of Music.
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