Chamber music concert May 2 features the guitar

Concert includes two pieces by Yale composers

The Yale School of Music presents a concert featuring Guitar Chamber Music: guitar ensembles as well as guitar alongside other instruments. Celebrated guitarist Benjamin Verdery, the chair of the guitar department at the School of Music, is the director of the concert.

The program takes place at 8 pm on Wednesday, May 2 at Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven).

Karl Pilss’s Sonatine for oboe and guitar will open the program; next is Louis Andriessen‘s Hout (written in 1991) for the colorful combination of tenor saxophone, electric guitar, piano, and marimba.

Also on the concert are two intercultural fusions: Ravi Shankar’s The Enchanted Dawn for flute and guitar, written on the Indian Raga “Todi,” and Benjamin Britten’s Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58, a set of six songs for tenor and guitar written in 1957 on translations of classic Chinese poems.

New music by Yale composers will round out the evening: Baby Boomers for four electric guitars, by Jack Vees, and the Duo for classical guitars by Daniel Schlosberg ’13MM.

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.

Published April 18, 2012
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Free Lunchtime Chamber Music concert May 2

The Yale School of Music presents the last Lunchtime Chamber Music concert of the 2011–2012 season on Wednesday, May 2.

The concert begins at 12:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, corner of Wall Street, New Haven).

This free event features a variety of chamber ensembles, each composed of musicians undertaking graduate study at the Yale School of Music. Faculty violinist Wendy Sharp is director of the School’s chamber music program.

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 music.yale.edu.

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Published April 18, 2012
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Competition winners perform music of Brahms, Strauss, Smalley, Cage

The Yale School of Music presents the winners of its annual chamber music competition in a concert on the Oneppo Chamber Music Series on Tuesday, May 1. This year’s concert presents a diverse selection of music from Johannes Brahms to John Cage, featuring strings, winds, piano, and percussion. The concert begins at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

The concert will open with Cage’s Third Construction, written in 1941 for a vast variety of Western and international instruments as well as everyday items like tin cans and a conch shell. This performance will feature the quartet of Jonny Allen, Victor Caccese, Michael Compitello, and Cristobal Gajardo.

Next on the program is the thirteen-minute Trio for clarinet, viola, and piano by Australian composer Roger Smalley, performed by Ashley Smith, clarinet; Leonard Chiang, viola; and Naomi Woo, piano.

The second half of the concert will open with Richard Strauss’s lively Till Eulenspiegel, in a chamber arrangement by Franz Hasenohrl. The performers are Igal Levin, clarinet; Cordelia Paw, violin; Yuki Katayama, bassoon; Ian Petruzzi, horn; and Matthew Rosenthal, bass.

The evening will close with the Brahms Piano Trio in C major, Op. 87, performed by Victor Fournelle-Blaine, violin; Haeyoon Shin, cello; and Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano. MORE

Published April 18, 2012
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