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POSTPONED: Violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang perform on Faculty Artist Series Feb. 3

Sarita KwokNOTE: This event has been postponed because of weather. It has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 2 at 8 pm.

The Yale School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series presents a recital by violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang on Monday, February 3rd at 8 pm. Kwok and Yang will perform selections by Janáček, Stravinksy, Prokofiev, and Ravel. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street.

The concert will open with Janáček’s Sonata for violin and piano. Fittingly, in Frankfurt, Germany in 1923, Yale professor and composer Paul Hindemith was the first violinist ever to perform the piece. Next in the program will be Stravinsky’s neoclassical Duo Concertante.

The second half of the recital opens with Prokofiev’s Five Melodies for violin and piano, Op. 35b, composed for the Parisian chamber music society Triton. The evening concludes with Ravel’s Sonata for violin and piano. Stylistically very different from the composer’s earlier efforts, the sonata shows influences of Satie and Stravinsky, as well as a dose of American jazz.

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Published January 29, 2014
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Takács String Quartet graces Yale stage Oct. 15

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The Yale School of Music presents the Takács String Quartet performing music by Beethoven, Janáček, and Smetana on Tuesday, October 15 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

The ensemble, which is renowned for its interpretation of Beethoven’s music, will open their concert with Beethoven’s String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4. The Cleveland Plain Dealer  has said, “The Takács might play this repertoire [Beethoven] better than any other quartet in the past or present.”  MORE

Published September 24, 2013
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Wei-Yi Yang, Karen von Kunes explore Czech music and literature April 1

Wei-Yi Yang, a member of the School of Music faculty, and Karen von Kunes, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, will present “Leoš Janáček & Milan Kundera: a confluence of Czech music and literature” on Monday, April 1.

Yang will perform Janáček’s rarely-played piano cycle On an Overgrown Path, written 1900–1912, alongside two of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances for piano four hands. In the Dvořák he will be joined by pianists Xuerong Zhao and Miki Sawada, both students in the School of Music.

The event takes place at 7:30 pm at Berkeley College on the Yale campus. Contact the Berkeley master’s office (203-432-0501) for details.

This is the third and final interdisciplinary project that Wei-Yi Yang has undertaken this concert season. For more information on Karen von Kunes, click here. MORE

Published March 14, 2013
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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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