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Season Finale: Yale Philharmonia plays Rachmaninoff, Strauss, Ravel

yale_philIn its final concert of the season, the Yale Philharmonia will perform three colorful and popular works from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on Friday, May 1 at 8 pm in Woolsey Hall.

Conducting fellow Julian Pellicano will lead the orchestra in Richard Strauss’s rollicking Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, a tone poem from 1907. Then the orchestra’s music director, Shinik Hahm, will take the podium for the rest of the evening. Under his direction, Latvian pianist Reinis Zarins, a winner of the 2008 Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition, will perform the solo in Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.

The evening culminates in Rachmaninoff’s monumental Symphony No. 2 in E minor.


Yale School of Music presents
The Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale
Shinik Hahm, music director; Julian Pellicano, conducting fellow; Reinis Zarins, piano
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left Hand
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
Date/time: Friday, May 1, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Venue: Woolsey Hall
500 College Street, New Haven (corner of Grove Street)
Tickets: Admission free
Phone/web: 203 432-4158 •