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