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Yale in New York
“The Yale School of Music has established a formidable presence with its Yale in New York series at Carnegie Hall… presenting inventive programs of mostly new or unusual works.”
– Allan Kozinn, New York Times
The Yale in New York concert series celebrates the exciting collaborations that are the heart and history of the Yale School of Music. Under the artistic direction of David Shifrin, the series has presented YSM faculty, alumni, and student performers in adventurous repertoire.
Programs often focus on a creative theme, such as the tradition of the concertante repertoire or the classical legacy of Benny Goodman. Several programs explore Yale’s own musical history, including the music of Paul Hindemith (a member of the faculty 1940–1953) and voices recorded by the Oral History of American Music project at the Yale Libraries.
The current season focuses on two major composers of the twentieth century: Paul Hindemith and Igor Stravinsky. In November, “The Legacy of Paul Hindemith” presents music by Hindemith and several of his Yale students: Alvin Etler, Lukas Foss, Mitch Leigh, Mel Powell, and Yehudi Wyner.
The month of April will see Yale in New York’s first collaboration with Yale School of Drama, presenting Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale in a new translation by Liz Diamond. The production features Michael Cerveris as Narrator and the Devil. Musical performers include David Shifrin, clarinet; Ani Kavafian, violin; and YSM students. The creative team includes Liz Diamond director; Michael Yeargan, scenic designer; Ilona Somogyi, costume designer; Emily Coates, choreographer; and Hannah Sullivan, production stage manager.
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