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Concerts explore the legacy of Paul Hindemith Nov. 21 & 22

YNY-HindemithThe Yale School of Music will explore the legacy of Paul Hindemith (1895–1963) in two concerts on November 21 and 22. Hindemith, an innovative composer and theorist as well as a passionate educator, served on the Yale School of Music faculty 1940–53 and left a legacy of invention and exploration that still characterizes the School’s programs.

The Legacy of Paul Hindemith commemorates sixty years since the composer’s stay in New Haven and fifty years since his death, with a program that presents his own compositions side-by-side with music by his Yale students. The program, which is part of the Yale in New York series, will be presented in New Haven on November 21 and in New York City on November 22; details are below.

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Published November 8, 2013
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Open conversation with jazz drummer Roy Haynes Nov. 9

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Jazz drummer Roy Haynes, whose legendary career of over 60 years has earned him a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, will appear in an open conversation with Willie Ruff on Saturday, November 9.

The conversation will take place at 10:30am in Sudler Recital Hall, located in W.L. Harkness Hall (adjacent to Sprague Hall). The event is free and open to the public.

Haynes is also performing with his Fountain of Youth Band on Friday, November 8 at 8 pm. TICKETS  MORE

Published November 8, 2013
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Carol Williams ’98AD is first American woman to serve as civic organist

CWilliamsOrganist Carol Williams ’98AD has been the Seventh Civic Organist of San Diego since 2001. Williams is the first woman to hold such a position in the United States.

As Civic Organist, she plays weekly Sunday afternoon concerts. Her innovative programs attempt to redefine the organ’s appeal and help expose the instrument to larger audiences.

Williams is also the Organist in Residence of St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego and the Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society, which hosts an annual International Summer Organ Festival. At the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, she recently performed a twelve-hour marathon concert in aid of wounded war veterans and raised over $15,000. This December, she will test her endurance again with a five-hour benefit concert for the American Red Cross. MORE

Published November 8, 2013
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Great American jazz pianist leads Bill Charlap Trio at Yale Dec. 6

charlap_trio2The Ellington Jazz Series at the Yale School of Music presents the Bill Charlap Trio on Friday, December 6 at 8 pm.

Known for his rigor-meets-romance musical sensibility, jazz pianist Bill Charlap is regarded as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook. The concert will feature the pianist and his longstanding, decade-old trio of bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington performing selections from such renowned composers as Gerry Mulligan and Jim Hall, as well as American jazz standards.

The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). For more information on the Ellington Jazz Series, click here. MORE

Published November 8, 2013
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