The Yale School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Recital by the Yale Brass Trio on Tuesday, February 22, at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven). The members of the trio, who all serve on the Yale School of Music faculty, are Allan Dean, trumpet; William Purvis, horn; and Scott Hartman, trombone. They will be joined by guest pianist Mihae Lee.
The trio will play music from the sixteenth century to today, featuring composers as diverse as the Renaissance master Johannes Ockeghem and the contemporary brass composer Anthony Plog, who will be present to hear his own Trio for Brass.
The program will open with music from the sixteenth century by Ockeghem and Loyset Compère and will jump to the twentieth century for Plog’s trio. In memory of the modernist composer Milton Babbitt, who passed away this January, William Purvis will play Babbitt’s French horn solo Around the Horn. The other members of the trio will also play solos of their own: trumpeter Allan Dean will perform a set of solo variations by the Renaissance composer Jacob van Eyck, and Scott Hartman will play Enrique Crespo’s Improvisation No. 1 for solo trombone. Guest pianist Mihae Lee, whom the Boston Globe has called “simply dazzling,” will join the ensemble for Pierre Gabaye’s Recréation for brass trio and piano. MORE