Ole Akahoshi and Elizabeth Parisot play cello sonatas of Beethoven and Schubert Jan. 31

Clarinetist David Shifrin joins for the Brahms Clarinet Trio

Elizabeth Parisot and Ole Akahoshi performing at Convocation in October 2010.

The Yale School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Recital by Ole Akahoshi, cello, and Elizabeth Parisot, piano, on Monday, January 31, at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven). The performers, who are both members of the School of Music faculty as well as graduates of the School, will be joined by a third faculty member, clarinetist David Shifrin.

The concert of Romantic works will open with Beethoven’s Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69, and will continue with Schubert’s Cello Sonata in A minor, D. 821 (originally written for a six-stringed instrument called the arpeggione but most often played today on cello or viola).

Clarinetist David Shifrin will join the duo to perform Brahms’s Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano in A minor, Op. 114. Of the piece, the composer’s friend Eusebius Mandyczewski wrote, “It is as though the instruments were in love with each other.” MORE

Published January 14, 2011
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YSM alums take part in Ecstatic Music Festival Marathon Mon. Jan. 17

“Rarely can we promise in advance that a concert will be among the most talked-about events of a given year, but this seven-hour introduction to a border-crashing three-month series at Merkin is pretty much a lock. Nearly all the cool kids of the postclassical generation are here.”
Time Out New York

Judd Greenstein ’04MM has been curating the Ecstatic Music Festival Marathon, which will take place this Monday, January 17, at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. Read about his efforts here.

The Ecstatic Music Festival begins January 16 and will feature a number of Yale School of Music alumni, including:

» So Percussion

» Timo Andres ’09MM, as both composer and pianist

» Missy Mazzoli ’06MM, composer

» Ashley Bathgate ’08AD, cello

Among the ensembles whose members are YSM alumni:

» NOW Ensemble (formed at YSM in 2002, now featuring Mark Dancigers ’05MM, electric guitar; Michael Mizrahi ’09DMA, piano; Patrick Burke ’09DMA and Judd Greenstein ’04MM, composers)

» Alarm Will Sound (John Orfe ’09DMA, piano)

» Victoire (Eleonore Oppenheim ’07CERT, double bass; Missy Mazzoli ’06MM, keyboards, composer)

» Roomful of Teeth (Brad Wells ’05DMA, Dashon Burton ’11MM, Caroline Shaw ’07MM, Eric Dudley ’04MMA, and Estelí Gomez ’08BA)

Published January 14, 2011
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Violinist Wendy Sharp and friends perform music spanning three centuries

The Yale School of Music will present violinist Wendy Sharp and colleagues in a Faculty Artist Recital on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 4 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Sharp will be joined by violist Marka Gustavsson, cellist Mimi Hwang, and pianist Melvin Chen in a program of music spanning three centuries.

The concert will open with the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and cello, a piece that Halvorsen adapted from a keyboard suite by Handel. Chen, a graduate of Yale College and a former faculty member of the Yale School of Music, will play Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, best known for its gentle third movement, “Clair de Lune.” The first half will conclude with the world premiere of John Halle’s Many Returns for violin and viola. The second half of the program will feature all four musicians in the Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26, by Johannes Brahms. MORE

Published January 14, 2011
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