Yale Percussion Group brings its electric energy to Sprague Hall February 20

Concert features music for percussion ensemble by John Cage, Mauricio Kagel, and more

Members of the Yale Percussion Group in Morse Recital Hall

Members of the Yale Percussion Group perform in Morse Recital Hall

The Yale School of Music presents the sensational Yale Percussion Group on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street). Praised by composer Steve Reich as “something truly extraordinary,” the ensemble was a winner of the Percussive Arts Society’s 2009 International Percussion Ensemble Competition. Their performance on February 20 will feature John Cage’s Third Construction (1941) for four percussionists; Thierry de Mey’s Musique de Table, for three percussionists and amplified table; Mauricio Kagel’s Dressur, a theatrical, circus-themed work for percussion trio; and James Wood’s Rogosanti, a solo piece from 1986.

Robert van Sice, a member of the Yale School of Music faculty who is considered one of the foremost performers of contemporary music for marimba, is the director of the Yale Percussion Group. The members of the Yale Percussion Group are Candy Chiu, John Corkill, Leonardo Gorosito, Denis Petrunin, Ian Rosenbaum, and Michael Zell.

Videos of the Yale Percussion Group are available on the Vic Firth website. MORE

Published February 4, 2010
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Lunchtime Chamber Music at Yale February 10

lcm_emailThe Yale School of Music will present a Lunchtime Chamber Music concert on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College St., New Haven). This free event features a colorful variety of ensembles composed of graduate musicians who have come from around the world to study at the Yale School of Music. Violinist Wendy Sharp is director of the chamber music program.

Admission to the recital is free. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music website or call 203 432-4158.

Additional performances in the Lunchtime Chamber Music concert series are scheduled for:

February 10 / March 31 / May 5 / Sprague Hall

February 17 / April 14 / Center for British Art

Published February 4, 2010
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