[ alumni ]

Alumnus Dan Visconti Joins Roster of Fifth House Ensemble

ViscontiComposer and Yale School of Music alumnus Dan Visconti has become the newest member of the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble. The collaboration blossomed after Mr. Visconti paired up with the ensemble at the 2013 fresh inc festival.

Mr. Visconti’s work has been internationally recognized by the Rome Prize, the Naumburg Award, the Berlin Prize, and through commissions from the Kronos Quartet, Fromm Foundation, and the Berlin Philharmonic’s Scharoun Ensemble. MORE

Published November 11, 2013
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Peninsula Reviews: Brentano Quartet Triumphs!

Peninsula Reviews
By Lyn Bronson

Brentano 11-10-13

The Carmel Music Society continued its 87th Season yesterday afternoon with an spellbinding performance by the famed Brentano Quartet – an ensemble that has been in the news recently, not only for its performance on the soundtrack of the recent film “A Late Quartet,” but also for its appointment just announced as “Quartet in Residence” at Yale University’s School of Music, a position held by the Tokyo Quartet for 37 years until its retirement last year. MORE

Published November 11, 2013
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Performance, Minimal Music and the Vogel Collection Nov. 17

On Sunday, November 17, the Yale University Art Gallery presents a concert by Yale School of Music performers. The concert is presented in conjunction with the student-curated exhibition “Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery.”

The new percussion ensemble arx duo will perform music by Steve Reich. The duo’s members are Mari Yoshinaga and Garrett Arney, both students of Robert van Sice at the Yale School of Music.

Oboist Libby Van Cleve (director of the Oral History of American Music project at Yale) will play music of YSM faculty composer Ingram Marshall. The program also includes composer and bassist Jack Vees, director of the Center for Studies in Music Technology at YSM, performing his own music.



Published November 11, 2013
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[ Alumni News ]

Dec. 5 DMA recital features music by Robert Honstein


The Yale School of Music presents music by the composer Robert Honstein in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, December 5, 2013. The concert takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Performers include the ensembles Concert Black (Lisa Dowling, bass; Domenica Fossati, flute; and Owen Weaver, percussion) and Tigue (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic, and Carson Moody), as well as Tema Watstein, violin; Mariel Roberts, cello; and Karl Larson, piano.

Honstein’s recital opens with “Alone Together,” commissioned by the Heavy Hands Bass Quartet and presented here in a new version for solo bass and backing tracks. “There has been much talk about the internet and social media being both a great connector and divider of people,” writes Honstein; “the image that stuck with me was the physical reality of how we spend so much of our internet time: alone, tucked away in our apartments and homes. My music comes from that place, the quiet times when we commune with our screens and networks.” MORE

Published November 11, 2013
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