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The Legacy of Paul Hindemith and A Soldier’s Tale Set for YALE IN NEW YORK’s 2013–14 Season

October 8, 2013

Broadway World / Broadway Classical

Hindemith_CollegeSt Yale School of Music has announced its return to Carnegie Hall with the YALE IN NEW YORK 2013–14 Season. The series-now in its seventh year at Carnegie-has garnered a reputation for its creative and diverse programming, with frequent collaborations between Yale’s distinguished faculty and its exceptional network of current students and alumni.

This season, two concerts focus on musical icons of the 20th century: THE LEGACY OF PAUL HINDEMITH on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:30pm; and a fully staged original production and translation of Igor Stravinsky‘s A SOLDIER’S TALE, in collaboration with Yale School of Drama on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 7:30pm. Both events take place at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

The Yale School of Music will also present these programs as Preview Performances at Morse Recital Hall in New Haven at 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 21(Hindemith) and Tuesday, April 1 (Stravinsky).

At once an innovative composer and theorist and a passionate educator, Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) served on the Yale School of Music faculty from 1940-53 and left behind a spirit of invention and exploration that remains at the heart of Yale’s program.The Legacy of Paul Hindemith commemorates sixty years since the composer’s stay in New Haven and fifty years since his passing, with works from several periods of Hindemith’s career as well as compositions by his students.

Igor Stravinsky‘s compositional development was in some ways not dissimilar to Hindemith’s, as both found inspiration in the neoclassical after pursuing more unorthodox forms of modernism. A Soldier’s Tale (L’histoire du Soldat), Stravinsky’s bittersweet story of a common soldier’s thwarted homecoming, was written as a direct response to the events of World War I, and premiered in 1918. Marking one hundred years since the outbreak of the war, Yale School of Music brings a contemporary perspective to Stravinsky’s theatrical work with a new translation by acclaimed director Liz Diamond in a collaboration with Yale School of Drama.