Conducting Fellows Lead the Philharmonia March 30

Program Features Two Beethoven Symphonies

The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Philharmonia on Friday, March 30. Conducting fellows Paolo Bortolameolli and Yang Jiao will lead the orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 and Symphony No. 7.

Bortolameolli, a first-year conducting fellow, will conduct the Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, written in 1806. Jiao, now in his second year, will conduct the Symphony No. 7 in A major, written in 1812. Beethoven – then in his mid-forties – considered the Seventh Symphony one of his strongest works to date.

The chamber-sized orchestra of 45 players will perform in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College Street, corner of Wall Street). The concert begins at 5 pm. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.

For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit

About the Performers

The Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale is one of America’s foremost music school ensembles. The largest performing group at the Yale School of Music, the Philharmonia offers superb training in orchestral playing and repertoire. Performances include an annual series of concerts in Woolsey Hall, as well as Yale Opera productions in the Schubert Performing Arts Center. In addition to its season of six Woolsey Hall concerts, the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale has performed on numerous occasions in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 2008 the Philharmonia undertook its first tour of Asia, with acclaimed performances in the Seoul Arts Center, the Forbidden City Concert Hall and National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), and the Shanghai Grand Theatre. MORE

Published March 24, 2012
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