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Yale Baroque Ensemble performs Bach Oct. 8

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Jurrian van der Zanden

The Yale School of Music will present members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble in their first concert of the year on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. The program will focus on chamber music of J.S. Bach.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble (YBE) is a postgraduate ensemble whose members undertake a year of intensive study. The new members featured in this performance are Nayeon Kim, baroque violin, and Jurrian van der Zanden, baroque cello. They will be joined by harpsichordist David Fung. MORE

Published September 16, 2013
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Elizabeth Suh Lane ’89MM leads Bach Aria Soloists

suh-lane-elizabethElizabeth Suh Lane, founder and artistic director of the Bach Aria Soloists, leads the ensemble to their 14th Season of Collaboration in Kansas City.

The season’s local arts partners include two presenters, the Folly Theater and JCCC Performing Arts Series, as well as modern dance company Owen/Cox Dance Company, and the new music ensemble newEar Contemporary Chamber Music.

In 2013, the Bach Aria Soloists’ Night of Tango concert at the new Kauffman Center was named Kansas City’s No. 1 concert of the year.

Published September 16, 2013
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Poland To Celebrate Penderecki’s 80th Birthday

NPR

PendereckiWARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki approaches his 80th birthday, he says he is working on a new opera and some chamber music, and has no plans to retire.

Penderecki met with reporters on Monday to discuss a festival of his music in Warsaw to celebrate his birthday in November. Well-known musicians such as violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and conductor Lorin Maazel will perform his concertos, a symphony and religious music. MORE

Published September 16, 2013
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Jessica Wiskus ’06DMA publishes “The Rhythm of Thought”

Jessica Wiskus, who received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in horn in 2006, has published a new book, The Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature and Music after Merleau-Ponty (University of Chicago Press, 2013). The book explores the work of French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, using his thought to develop the concept of “rhythm” as a philosophical notion of art that is expressed not only through, for example, the music of Debussy, but also through the works of Mallarmé, Cézanne, and Proust. MORE

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The Tokyo Quartet is no more.

By Garrett Harris

San Diego Reader

tokyoWhen the sole remaining founder of the Tokyo String Quartet, Kazuhide Isomura, announced his intention to retire along with second violinist, Kikuei Ikeda, the two remaining players began to accept auditions to fill those spots. MORE

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New Music New Haven presents music by Aaron Jay Kernis, Hannah Lash Oct. 3

lashThe Yale School of Music presents the first New Music New Haven concert of the season on Thursday, October 3, 2013. The featured faculty composers are Aaron Jay Kernis and Hannah Lash, whose music will be featured alongside new works by graduate students in the school’s composition program.

The program opens with Benjamin Wallace‘s Birthday Suite, a collection of seven short works for mixed ensemble written for friends on their respective birthdays. Brendon Randall-MyersFor Ronny is written in memory of the composer’s grandfather for the ensemble of piano, electric guitar, violin, viola, and cello. MORE

Published September 16, 2013
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