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Ole Akahoshi and Elizabeth Parisot perform together at Yale Feb. 20

February 13, 2013

Program includes music of Bach, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn

The Yale School of Music presents a recital by Ole Akahoshi, cello, and Elizabeth Parisot, piano, on Wednesday, February 20 at 8 pm.The concert is part of the Faculty Artist Series, which presents members of the YSM faculty in programs that are free and open to the public.

The program opens with J.S. Bach’s Gamba Sonata No. 2 in D major, BVW 1028, and continues with Beethoven’s Sonata for piano and cello in D major, Op. 102, No. 2.

Mendelssohn’s Sonata for cello and piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 58, will conclude the evening. Of the four movements in Mendelssohn’s sonata, the Adagio reflects Bach’s influence in its rich piano arpeggios and recitative-style cello passages.

Admission to the performance is free. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven.

For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

About the Performers

Cellist Ole Akahoshi is the Assistant Professor, Adjunct, in Cello. The youngest student ever to be accepted (at age 11) by Pierre Fournier, Mr. Akahoshi earned his bachelor’s degree at Juilliard and his Master of Music at Yale. He is the principal cellist of Sejong in New York, and has concertized on four continents with orchestras such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Symphonisches Orchstra Berlin, and the Czechoslovakian Radio Orchestra. His performances have been featured on CNN, NPR, WQXR, and radio in Germany and Korea. Mr. Akahoshi is the recipient of Charlotte White’s Salon de Virtuosi, for which he has performed in Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and Wigmore Hall in London. Every summer, he gives classes at the Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea.

Pianist Elizabeth Parisot has served on the faculty of the School since 1977; she is now Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Piano. With her husband, Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot, she has toured the world and performed at such prestigious venues as Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Hispanic Institute in Madrid, and the Jerusalem Music Center in Israel. She has performed recently with such renowned classical musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, Janos Starker, and Ralph Kirshbaum. In 2007, the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at Indiana University awarded Professor Parisot the title “Grande Dame du Violoncelle” for her “universal contributions to the at of cello playing and cellists.”