The Yale School of Music presents a Horowitz Piano Series recital by pianist Boris Berman at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 23 in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall. Praised by the New York Times for his “poetical refinement and intense musicality,” Berman will perform music by two composers who lived and worked in Paris: Claude Debussy and the Polish-born Frederic Chopin. The program features Chopin’s Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60, the Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61, and selected Nocturnes from Opp. 15 and 27, as well as Debussy’s Images (Books 1 and 2) and Estampes. Both Debussy pieces are linked to visual artists: “Cloches à travers les feuilles” from Images is dedicated to the sculptor Alexandre Charpentier, and Estampes is dedicated to the painter Jacques-Émile Blanche.
Frank Tirro’s new book, The Birth of the Cool of Miles Davis and His Associates, has been nominated for a 2009 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award. Recently published by the College Music Society and Pendragon Press, The Birth of Cool is accompanied by an audio CD of related music. The ARSC award recognizes excellence in historical recorded sound research. MORE
Ji Hye Jung ’09 MM, a student in percussion, has recently been appointed to the faculty at the University of Kansas, where she will teach percussion.
In addition, violinist Sun-Mi Chang ’08 AD has won a position with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Korean percussionist Ji Hye Jung burst into the spotlight during the 2006-2007 season with consecutive First Prizes at the 2006 Linz International Marimba Competition and the 2007 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition in Baltimore. At twenty-five years old she is already sought after around the world as a soloist and teacher of marimba, percussion, and chamber music.