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Ashley Solomon and Terence Charlston perform at the Collection Nov. 3


The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents Ashley Solomon, baroque flute, and Terence Charlston, harpsichord, on Sunday, November 3.

The concert features music from the Baroque period, including selections by Quantz (a flutist himself), J.S. Bach, and his son C.P.E Bach. Solomon and Charlston are both members of the ensemble Florilegium, one of the U.K.’s finest period instrument ensembles.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the fine acoustic of the upstairs gallery, the venue for this performance. MORE

Published October 3, 2013
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Symposium with conductor James Conlon Oct. 16

james_conlon,_credit_dan_steinberg_for_la_opera_4The Yale School of Music presents a symposium on “Reading and Hearing Classical Music: A Conductor’s View” with renowned conductor James Conlon on Wednesday, October 16.

The event opens with a talk by Conlon, which is followed by an open conversation between Conlon and Robert Blocker, Dean of the Yale School of Music. Parts of his talk will focus on music of Benjamin Britten, in honor of the centennial of Britten’s birth this year. Conlon will also take questions from the audience.

The event takes place from 4:00–5:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.

The symposium will also stream live on the School of Music’s website. LIVE STREAM MORE

Published October 3, 2013
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Symphony Space Shines a Light on Musical Legends and Salon Performers

Broadway World
By Naomi Serviss

Krzysztof Penderecki, acclaimed as Poland’s greatest living composer, is but one of numerous outstanding concert performers who will appear during Symphony Space‘s 2013–14 season, said Laura Kaminsky, the composer and artistic director of the Upper West Side venue.

Penderecki will appear on Friday, Oct. 25, in a live audio webcast hosted by Helga Davis, contributing host on Q2 Music, WQXR’s online station devoted to classical music. MORE

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American Youth Symphony fine-tunes new pieces for season opening

By Shreya Aiyar
Daily Bruin • University of California, Los Angeles

AmericanYouthSymphonyAn eerie, spectral sound drifts from the recesses of Schoenberg Hall, where an orchestra rehearsal for a Royce Hall performance takes place.

At first, the dissonant melody makes little sense as the string instruments climb higher and higher on steps of parallel fifths, the woodwinds and brass attempting to follow.

But the musicians know to keep the intent of the composer, Timo Andres, in mind. MORE

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Photos from Norfolk Choral Festival

A little Throwback Thursday for you: enjoy these photos from this past summer’s Choral Conducting Workshop at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale Summer School of Music.


Above: Simon Carrington, center,with the ten Conducting Fellows.

Below: Daniel Schlosberg (whose new piece was premiered) with the orchestra players.


Photos by Thomas Murray.

Published October 3, 2013
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Yale Opera Chorus Auditions Oct. 20

Yale Opera will be holding chorus auditions for its February 2014 opera production on Sunday, October 20, 2–5 pm. Auditions take place in Hendrie Hall at 165 Elm Street, New Haven.

All interested singers should contact Erika Niemi to schedule an audition. Singers are asked to prepare one solo classical selection (in any language) for the audition. An accompanist will be provided; please bring a copy of your music.

La boheme, February 2007, Yale Opera, Yale School of Music

The opera will be performed Feb. 14–16, 2014 in the beautiful Shubert Theater with stage direction by Michael Gieleta and music direction by Giuseppe Grazioli. Rehearsals will begin January 12.

Choristers will receive compensation for the production. This is a great opportunity to be part of full opera production with sets, costumes and an orchestra! MORE

Published October 3, 2013
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