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Boston Globe: Antico Moderno focuses on fresh sounds for period instruments

antico-moderno-webBoston Globe | By David Weininger
May 15, 2015

Jacques Wood’s eureka moment came when he was a graduate student at Yale. Having completed the academic portion of his doctoral studies in cello performance, Wood in 2010 began an immersion in early music practice with Robert Mealy, one of the country’s prominent historical-string players. For many musicians trained on modern instruments, the first serious encounter with instruments of the past can be such a bombshell that they end up pursuing early music with a convert’s zeal.

For Wood, the experience brought a different insight no less revelatory. “My initial reaction was that playing early music for the first time felt a lot like playing new music for the first time,” he said in a recent conversation at a Harvard Square cafe. “It’s the same feeling, where there’s no tradition attached to it. You’re looking at it for the first time.” MORE

Published May 15, 2015
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New Music New Haven features David Lang, Hannah Lash Feb. 5

Hannah Lash, composition faculty

Hannah Lash

The New Music New Haven series at the Yale School of Music presents a concert featuring music by faculty composers David Lang and Hannah Lash on Thursday, Feburary 5 at 7:30 pm. WATCH LIVE

The concert also includes works by four graduate students in the School’s prestigious composition program: Krists Auznieks, Katherine Balch, Ian Gottlieb, and Liliya Ugay.

Featured guest performers include the ensemble Antico Moderno and contralto Hilary Summers. The Yale Voxtet will also perform. MORE

Published January 30, 2015
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