Yale Brass Trio performs music from the Renaissance to today Nov. 14

The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Brass Trio in a concert on the Faculty Artist Series on Wednesday, November 14. The trio comprises three Yale School of Music faculty members who all have established high-profile careers of their own: William Purvis, horn; Allan Dean, trumpet; and Scott Hartman, trombone. Along with guest artists such as pianist Mihae Lee, they will perform music from the early Italian Renaissance to the present day.

The program opens with a selection of pieces from the early Italian Renaissance, including selections by Bartolomeus Brolo and Cesaro Todino. Next they shift to twentieth-century Europe, performing Aria et Polonaise by the Belgian composer Joseph Jongen and Recréation for Brass Trio and Piano by Pierre Gabaye.

The second half of the concert opens with the Nocturne for trumpet and piano by contemporary American composer Anthony Plog. A dramatic piece, it features dark, brooding passages contrasted with uplifting tunes. Another duet follows, the lighthearted Divertimento for horn and piano by Jean Francaix. The concert concludes with a flourish: Plog’s Music for Brass Octet, featuring guest performers from the School of Music.

The concert begins at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street). Admission is free. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

Published November 7, 2012
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