Yale Baroque Ensemble performs at the Collection Apr. 18

From Galant to Classical: chamber music of Couperin, C.P.E. Bach, and Haydn

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents the Yale Baroque Ensemble, its ensemble in residence, in a concert on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

The concert, which will feature chamber music of Couperin, C.P.E. Bach, and Haydn, will take place at 8 pm at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven).

The program is called From Galant to Classical and traces the transformation of style from the late Baroque to the Viennese Classical. The postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble (YBE) will perform sonatas, suites, and quartets using the Collection’s quartet of modern Baroque instruments. This concert will mark the debut of the Collection’s new set of Classical bows, made by Stephen Marvin.

One of Couperin’s Concerts Royaux will open the program, and a viola sonata by C.P.E. Bach will follow. The concert will conclude with Haydn’s Quartet in C major, Op. 20, No. 2.

Robert Mealy, called “a world-class early music violinist” (New Yorker) and praised for his “imagination, taste, subtlety, and daring” (Boston Globe), directs the ensemble.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the fine acoustic of the upstairs gallery, the venue for this performance. MORE

Published April 3, 2012
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Wei-Yi Yang performs Messiaen, Bach, and others on Horowitz Piano Series

yang_vThe Yale School of Music presents a Horowitz Piano Series recital by  pianist Wei-Yi Yang at 8:00 pm on Monday, March 30 in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall. Yang, acclaimed by the Dallas Morning News for his “dazzling” performance with the Yale Philharmonia in Messiaen’s Turangalila at Carnegie Hall last December, will play Bach’s French Overture (Partita) in B minor, BWV 831, as well as a collection of birdsong-inspired music for piano by Janácek, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Couperin, Liszt, and Messiaen.

tixTickets are $10-$18 / students $5. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music’s new website, music.yale.edu, or call 203 432-4158.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Wei-Yi Yang has concertized on four continents. A Gold medal winner of the San Antonio International Piano Competition, Mr. Yang has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Korea’s Kumho Art Hall, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, Ireland’s Royal Dublin Society, and Sydney’s Australian Broadcasting Corporation, among many others. MORE

Published March 6, 2009
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