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Vista takes an in-depth look at chamber music Dec. 5

November 30, 2012

Program features music of Mozart, Cras, and Schumann

The Yale School of Music presents Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music on Wednesday, December 5 at 8 pm. The Vista series features diverse student ensembles that have been selected and coached by faculty to speak about the music that they perform.

The program opens with Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales). One of Schumann’s last works, the piece veers from lyrical lines to impetuous rhythms. Mozart’s Serenade in E-flat major, K. 375 follows, featuring a larger ensemble of eight wind instruments.

The Suite en Duo for flute and harp by Jean Cras opens the second half of the concert. The evening concludes with Schumann’s Piano Trio in D minor.

Wendy Sharp is the coordinator of the YSM chamber music program and the director of the Vista series.

The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College St., New Haven. No tickets are required; the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu.

About student chamber music at YSM

The Yale School of Music is unique in that all performance faculty coach chamber music, and all students are involved in chamber music for their entire tenure at the School. Ensembles come together each semester and receive weekly coachings from distinguished faculty and guest artists. Chamber groups often perform in the Lunchtime Chamber Music concerts, which take place at both Morse Recital Hall and the Center for British Art, and in the Vista series, in which performances are enhanced by spoken commentary on the music. Students also take part in the annual chamber music competition, whose winners are featured in an annual Chamber Music Society concert.