New Music New Haven opens the 2010-11 season with featured composer Christopher Theofanidis

Concert also highlights three Yale alumni who will be showcased at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge October 11

Christopher Theofanidis

The Yale School of Music presents the first New Music New Haven concert of the year on Thursday, October 7 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall. The concert will feature faculty composer Christopher Theofanidis, lauded as “an unusually skilled, communicative composer” by the Baltimore Sun. On the program will be his string quartet Visions and Miracles, written in 1997, whose three movements explore a rich multiplicity of musical sources and techniques. Of the composer, the Washington Post has written: “What impresses me about Theofanidis… is his ability to blend several musical languages once thought to be mutually exclusive… the results are enormously attractive.”

Also on the program are works by up-and-coming composers from the Yale School of Music: current student Reena Esmail and alumni Jacob Cooper, Christopher Cerrone, and Robert Honstein. This segment of the program will include Cooper’s new Cello Octet, Esmail’s Piano Quintet, Cerrone’s Averno: A Fragment for voices and mixed ensemble, and Honstein’s rock-inspired song-without-words Why are you not answering. MORE

Published September 10, 2010
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