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Lunchtime Chamber Music

December 16, 2008

Yale School of Music presents free Lunchtime Chamber Music series

Works for mixed ensembles include Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor

Instrumental ensembles from the Yale School of Music’s renowned chamber music program will present a varied program on Lunchtime Chamber Music Series on Wednesday, December 17 at 12:30pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall, 470 College Street, in New Haven. Graduate students from the Yale School of Music will perform excerpts from Poulenc’s Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon; Haydn’s String Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1; Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, D. 898; Beethoven’s Kreutzer” Sonata for piano and violin in A major; and Brahms’ Sonata for piano and violin in G major, Op. 78.

The Lunchtime Chamber Music series takes place over the course of the year both in Sprague Memorial Hall and at the Yale Center for British Art. It showcases ensembles drawn from various combinations of strings, winds, brass, percussion, and piano. Pieces of music are rehearsed with intense coaching by Yale’s distinguished artist faculty, and as a work become ready for performance, even if it includes only one or two movements of a larger work, it is performed in the Lunchtime series. Lunchtime Chamber Music is one of several performance outlets for the Yale School of Music’s Chamber Music program, which is directed by Wendy Sharp. These concerts are approximately an hour long. Admission is free.