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Classical and Electric: Guitar Chamber Music Dec. 14

Concert pairs classical and electric guitars with violin, voice, and more

The Yale School of Music will present a Guitar Chamber Music concert on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Directed by faculty member Benjamin Verdery (pictured at left), the concert will showcase diverse chamber ensembles that include guitar.

The event takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College St., New Haven.

Two works with strings will be featured: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Quintet for guitar and string quartet (1950), and the “Serenata” for guitar and violin by the early nineteenth-century composer Wenzel Thomas Matiegka.

Two song cycles will demonstrate widely different approaches to the pairing of voices and guitars: Matilde Salvador’s “Endechas y Cantares de Sepharad” (2000) for voice and classical guitar, and Frank Martin’s “Poèmes de la Mort” for tenor, baritone, and bass voices with three electric guitars, with text by François Villon.

The concert will also include a selection of guitar duets by Francisco Acosta.

The performers on this concert are graduate students at the Yale School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit