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Yale School of Music presents winning performances of chamber music in May 4 concert

April 20, 2010

Featuring music of Brahms, Elliott Carter, and a riveting theatrical work by Mauricio Kagel

Emil Khudyev, clarinet, who will perform the Brahms Clarinet Quintet

The Yale School of Music presents the winners of the 2010 Chamber Music Competition in an exciting concert on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 8 pm in Sprague Hall. The competition is an annual event in which graduate students in the Yale School of Music’s chamber music program (directed by Wendy Sharp) perform before a panel of faculty judges. The winners repeat their performances on this annual concert presented by the Chamber Music Society at Yale.

This year’s concert will open with Elliott Carter’s Woodwind Quintet with Itay Lanter, flute; Carl Oswald, oboe; In Hyung Hwang, clarinet; Leelanee Sterrett, horn; and Jeremy Friedland, bassoon. The Brahms Clarinet Quintet will feature Emil Khudyev, clarinet; Domenic Salerni, violin; Farkhad Khudyev, violin; Erin Tuncer, viola; and Sunhee Jeon, cello. Farkhad and Emil Khudyev are brothers who hail from Turkmenistan. The second half of the concert will feature Mauricio Kagel’s Dressur, a theatrical, circus-themed work for percussion trio performed by Candy Chiu, John Corkill, and Ian Rosenbaum.

Tickets to the performance are $10-$15, $5 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit music.yale.edu or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

Percussionist Candy Chiu playing in Sprague Hall

About Chamber Music at the Yale School of Music

The Yale School of Music is unique in that all performance faculty coach chamber music, and all students are involved in chamber music for their entire tenure at the School. Ensembles come together each semester and receive weekly coachings from distinguished faculty and guest artists. Chamber groups often perform in the Lunchtime Chamber Music concerts, which take place at both Morse Recital Hall and the Center for British Art, and in the Vista series, in which performances are enhanced by spoken commentary on the music. Students may also choose to compete in the annual chamber music competition.