The Yale Cellos perform April 20 under the direction of Aldo Parisot

Music by Bach, Barber, Brubeck, & more, plus a world premiere by composer Angel Lam ’11AD

The Yale Cellos in rehearsal with director Aldo Parisot

The Yale School of Music presents the Grammy-nominated ensemble The Yale Cellos in its eagerly-anticipated annual performance on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 8 pm in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Aldo Parisot will conduct the ensemble in a diverse program of Bach, Barber, Brubeck, and others, including the world premiere of Angel Lam’s The Emperor’s Eight Thousand Women Ghosts. Lam, an artist diploma candidate at the Yale School of Music, has twice won the Carnegie Hall emerging composer commission and has had her music premiered by Yo-Yo Ma. She will perform as narrator in the piece.

The Yale Cellos have long championed the classical compositions of Dave Brubeck; this concert will include the premiere of his Concordia as arranged for four cellos by the composer’s son, Matthew Brubeck, who was a student of Aldo Parisot. The program will also include Orawa by the Polish composer Wojciech Kilar (b. 1932), transcribed by Sascha Mandl.

Not everything on the program is new. Two Baroque works are Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Handel’s organ concerto in G minor, both arranged by Claude Kenneson. The program will also feature two movements of Grieg’s Holberg Suite and, in honor of Samuel Barber’s centennial, the moving Adagio for Strings.

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Published March 29, 2010
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