Tuesday, February 12: All concerts and classes CANCELLED

All Yale classes and events have been cancelled for Tuesday, February 12. This includes all Yale School of Music events, concerts, and classes. The performance of Bach’s Art of the Fugue, featuring the Orion String Quartet and Windscape, will not take place. For everyone’s safety, the School’s buildings will remain closed.

The Yale Emergency Management website is posting ongoing updates about the winter storm and news about the impact on campus activities.

The city is working very hard, with 120 crews on the streets, but the task is monumental. The crews have focused on clearing streets today, and will spend all night on clearing intersections, where flooding is likely because of today’s rain. As the Mayor of New Haven made clear, there is no prospect that the downtown can handle anything close to a normal business day’s traffic volume tomorrow, and parking both downtown and on campus would be inadequate to accommodate vehicles.

The Mayor is hopeful that New Haven can resume most normal activity on Wednesday, but decisions will be made day by day.

Updates from the City of New Haven are available here.

Published February 11, 2013
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Ettore Causa and Boris Berman perform Feb. 19th

Duos for piano and viola by Schumann, Brahms, Hindemith, and more

The Yale School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series presents violist Ettore Causa and pianist Boris Berman in a concert on Tuesday, February 19 at 8 pm. The duo will perform music by Schumann, Brahms, Hindemith, and Franck.

The concert will open with two movements from the F-A-E Sonata, the result of a collaboration among Schumann, Brahms, and Albert Dietrich to construct a violin sonata around the notes F, A, and E. The three letters were the result of the motto “Frei aber einsam” (“Free but lonely”), and each composer wrote one movement. Schumann’s expressive Intermezzo is the second movement, and Brahms’s Scherzo, full of rich harmonies and rhythmic vitality, is the third.

Following is the hauntingly beautiful “Meditation” by Paul Hindemith, a member of the Yale School of Music faculty for many years. This year marks fifty years since the composer’s death. Schumann’s Märchenbilder (“Fairy Tale Pictures”), Op. 113, depicts scenes from Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Sleeping Beauty. The evening will conclude with Franck’s Sonata in A major.

The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street. Admission is free. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158. MORE

Published February 11, 2013
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