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YSM students perform at the Kennedy Center

May 18, 2009

kennedy-center-lobby_webFourteen students from the Yale School of Music will perform at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on Monday, May 25 at 6:00 pm. The concert is part of the the Conservatory Project, a series of events presenting the finest young artists from the country’s foremost conservatories.

The varied program includes solo and ensemble performances of music by Haydn, Verdi, Bizet, and Prokofiev, as well as less well-known composers such as Keiko Abe, Jorge Morel, and Robert Beaser. Solo piano, guitar, and marimba are featured, as well as vocal works, a string quartet, and a brass quintet.

The concert will be streamed live from the Kennedy Center. To listen to the concert, tune in here at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 24.

The program for the performance is:

Keiko Abe: Variations on Japanese Children’s Songs (1982)
Ian Rosenbaum, marimba

Jorge Morel:  Sonatina
Simon Powis, guitar

Giuseppe Verdi: Composizioni da camera (excerpts)
Georges Bizet: “Habañera” from Carmen (1875)
Gala El Hadidi, mezzo-soprano; Douglas Dickson, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1 (I, IV)
Liesl Schoenberger, violin; Jae-Won Bang, violin; Christopher Williams, viola; Yoon Hee Ko, cello

Robert Beaser (a graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of Music): Brass Quintet (II)
Michael Brest, trumpet; Douglas Lindsey, trumpet; Scott Holben, horn; Martin Wittenberg, trombone; Bethany Wiese, tuba

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B Flat Major, Op. 83 (I, III)
Lindsay Garritson, piano

The Conservatory Project is an initiative of Performing Arts for Everyone’s Millennium Stage. It is a semi-annual event occurring in February and May, designed to present the best young musical artists in classical, jazz, musical theater, opera and more from our nation’s leading undergraduate and graduate conservatories, colleges and universities in performance at the Kennedy Center.

The Conservatory Project creates an ongoing showcase for our nation’s exceptional young talent and introduces Washington audiences to young musicians destined to have important careers.