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Conducting Fellows Lead the Philharmonia March 30

March 24, 2012

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 music.yale.edu.

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.

Paolo Bortolameolli is a graduate both of the Arts Faculty of Universidad deChile, where he studied conducting with David del Pino Klinge, and from Pontificia Universidad Católica, where he studied piano with Frida Conn. He is now in his first year of the Master of Music degree program in orchestral conducting at the Yale School of Music, under the guidance of Shinik Hahm. In Chile he was the principal conductor of a youth orchestra for the past three years and assistant conductor of the Orquesta USACH. Recently he performed along with the Orquesta de la Universidad de Concepción and the National Symphonic Orchestra of Perú. As a pianist, Paolo won first prize in the 2003 National Chopin Competition, and in 2005 he won the National Competition for Young Soloists playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the National Symphonic Orchestra of Chile.

Yang Jiao currently is a conducting fellow at the Yale School of Music, where he studies with Shinik Hahm. He also serves as assistant conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and New Music New Haven ensembles. Yang graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where he studied conducting with Xin Xu and Yi Zhang and was assistant conductor to Yongyan Hu. In 2006, Yang was awarded a prize at the Shenzhen National Conducting Competition in China. He has also been invited to conduct at the Beijing Modern Music Festival annually. Yang has participated in conducting master classes with Daniel Harding and Peter Oundjian. Yang was the resident guest conductor of the Lanzhou Symphony Orchestra in China from 2008 to 2010. As a pianist, he was awarded a silver medal in the First National Piano Competition in the 2004 German Beethoven Festival.