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Guest conductor James Conlon leads the Yale Philharmonia Oct. 18

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The Yale School of Music presents the distinguished conductor James Conlon  leading the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale on Friday, October 18, 2013. Conlon, a specialist in the music of Benjamin Britten, will conduct Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The concert takes place at 8 pm in Woolsey Hall (500 College Street, New Haven).

2013 marks the centenary of Benjamin Britten, and Conlon is engaged in a three-year project to mark the anniversary. Britten wrote the Sinfonia da Requiem in 1940, when he was 26 years old, as a protest against the Second World War. The piece’s use of the Latin titles from the Catholic Requiem, its somber mood, and its subtle militaristic allusions all contribute to the pacifist composer’s message. MORE

Published September 24, 2013
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Takács String Quartet graces Yale stage Oct. 15

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The Yale School of Music presents the Takács String Quartet performing music by Beethoven, Janáček, and Smetana on Tuesday, October 15 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

The ensemble, which is renowned for its interpretation of Beethoven’s music, will open their concert with Beethoven’s String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4. The Cleveland Plain Dealer  has said, “The Takács might play this repertoire [Beethoven] better than any other quartet in the past or present.”  MORE

Published September 24, 2013
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