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Concert features winning performances from annual chamber music competition

April 14, 2011

The Chamber Music Society at the Yale School of Music presents its annual concert of competition winners on Tuesday, May 3 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven). This year’s winning performers form a diverse group in terms of both instrumentation and repertoire.

The concert will open with Anthony Plog’s brass quintet Mosaics, a piece that critic Barry Kilpatrick called “a thing of beauty… a remarkable study in virtuoso ensemble interplay.” Mosaics will be performed by David Wharton and Ryan Olsen, trumpet; Jessica Lascoe, horn; Matthew Russo, trombone; and Benjamin Firer, bass trombone. A classical string trio follows: Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat major, K. 563, performed by Nayeon Kim, violin; Onyou Kim, viola; and Soojin Chung, cello.

The duo of Rosa Jang and Kristan Toczko will perform what writer David Sumbler calls “one of the most substantial works ever written for flute and harp”: Naiades, written in 1927 by the British composer William Alwyn. The concert will conclude with the fierce, turbulent Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, played by Helen Kim, violin; Kendra James, viola; Yoonhee Ko, cello; and Esther Park, piano.

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