Yale Choral Artists sing Brahms February 9

Updated Feb. 9, 2013: This concert has been cancelled because of the blizzard. We hope we will be able to reschedule. Please check our website for updates.

The Yale Glee Club and the Yale School of Music present a concert by the Yale Choral Artists on Saturday, February 9, at 8 pm.

Jeffrey Douma will conduct the performance, which will also feature the pianists Robert Blocker and Melvin Chen.

The concert features choral music of Johannes Brahms, including Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz (Op. 29, No. 2); Warum ist das Licht gegeben (Op. 74, No. 1); Nänie (Op. 82, piano four-hands version); and the Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52.

The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Memorial Hall at 470 College Street.

Paul Berry, Assistant Professor of Music History and a noted Brahms scholar, will give a pre-concert lecture in Sudler Hall (adjacent to Sprague Hall) at 7 pm.

The Yale Choral Artists is a professional choir recently founded by the Yale School of Music and the Yale Glee Club to enhance and enrich Yale’s strong commitment to the choral arts. The choir is a project-based ensemble comprised of leading singers from around the country. Current members of the Choral Artists also perform in the ranks of such acclaimed ensembles as the Trinity Wall Street Choir, Chanticleer, the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, Voices of Ascension, Conspirare, and many others, and are also leading concert soloists, particularly in the area of early music. MORE

Published January 25, 2013
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Students of Hung-Kuan Chen perform Jan. 28

The Yale School of Music presents a studio recital featuring piano students of Hung-Kuan Chen on Monday, January 28. The recital features four different pianists performing music from the Romantic era, including pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Liszt.

Pianist Lo-An Lin who won the gold medal in the 2012 San Antonio International Piano Competition, opens the recital with Schubert’s Sonata in E-flat Major, D. 568.

Next, Chenxing Huang performs Liszt’s 3 Sonetti del Petrarca, S.158.

The second half of the concert opens with Beethoven’s Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1, performed by Sean Chen (pictured at left).

Minsol Cho closes the evening with a performance of Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street).

Published January 25, 2013
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Guitarist Benjamin Verdery performs music for guitar with koto, theremin, and shakuhachi

The Faculty Artist Series at the Yale School of Music presents Standing in Our Own Light, a concert of introspective music for guitar, koto, theremin, and shakuhachi, on Monday, February 18 at 8 pm. Faculty guitarist Benjamin Verdery will be joined by koto virtuoso Yumi Korosawa and by Elizabeth Brown on shakuhachi and theremin.

All three performers are also composers, and the program will feature their compositions as well as music by Mozart, Albéniz, Ezra Laderman, and Yatsuhashi Kengyo.

The program opens with two pieces for solo guitar: Albéniz’s “Cordoba” from Chants d’ Espagne, arranged by John Williams, and Ezra Laderman’s On Vineyard Sound (2009), written for Verdery. Next, Kurosawa will play two pieces for solo koto: her own arrangement of Takeda (Lullaby), and her composition Inner Space (2003). The first half closes with Yatsuhashi Kengyo’s Midare (“Disorder”) for shakuhachi and koto.

Verdery opens the second half of the concert opens with his own arrangement (for solo guitar) of Mozart’s Adagio, K. 540. Next is his composition Standing in Your Own Light (2012), a commission from Kyo-Shin-An Arts, for koto and guitar.

Two pieces by Elizabeth Brown follow: shakuhachi solos from Isle Royale (2005), and Atlantis (2007) for theremin and amplified classical guitar with slide bar, written for Benjamin Verdery.

The concert takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street). The event is free and open to the public. MORE

Published January 25, 2013
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Violinist Kyung Yu and pianist Elizabeth Parisot perform Feb. 8th

Concert features music by Bach, Strauss, and Saint-Saëns

UPDATE 2/8/2013: Because of the snowstorm, this concert has been postponed to Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8 pm.

Kyung Yu, violin

New Haven, CT |The Yale School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series presents violinist Kyung Yu and pianist Elizabeth Parisot on Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 8 pm. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street.

The program will open with Bach’s Sonata in E major for keyboard and violin, a work that is less known than his sonatas for solo violin. Following the Bach will be Strauss’s Sonata for violin and piano, a piece noted for its lyrical beauty and technical demands of both violinist and pianist.

The evening will close will close with Saint-Saëns’s popular Havanaise, inspired by the dance form of the same name that developed in Cuba from African rhythms.

Admission to the performance is free. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158. MORE

Published January 25, 2013
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