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Free Lunchtime Chamber Music concert Wednesday, Dec. 4

chamber_music3The Yale School of Music will present a Lunchtime Chamber Music concert on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm at Morse Recital Hall (470 College St, New Haven).

This concert includes Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet and an arrangement of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring for two pianos and percussion. Also on the program are movements from Schubert’s String Quartet in A minor (“Rosamunde”) and Prokofiev’s Quintet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass. MORE

Published November 25, 2013
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Achilles Liarmakopoulos ’10MM joins faculty of Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music

liarmakopoulos-headshotYSM alumnus Achilles Liarmakopoulos ’10MM was recently appointed Adjunct Professor of Trombone at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. Liarmakopoulos, an award-winning trombonist and member of the renowned Canadian Brass, has toured throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, performing and educating in diverse venues and institutions.

Achilles Liarmakopoulos completed his Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music in 2010, studying with Scott Hartman. The YSM faculty awarded him the Philip Francis Nelson Prize for outstanding musicianship. Liarmakopoulos has also studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, and the Philippos Nakas Conservatory in Athens, Greece. MORE

Published November 25, 2013
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Photos: The Legacy of Paul Hindemith at Zankel Hall

Enjoy these photos from “The Legacy of Paul Hindemith,” presented Friday, November 22 in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. The concert opened the 2013–14 Yale in New York series.

The program featured three pieces by Paul Hindemith, a YSM faculty member 1940–1953, alongside pieces by five of his Yale students: Alvin Etler, Lukas Foss, Mitch Leigh, Mel Powell, and Yehudi Wyner. Leigh was in attendance to hear “The Impossible Dream,” from the musical Man of La Mancha. Wyner played the piano part in the New York premiere of his new piano quartet, Concordance. 

The majority of the performers were YSM students, who worked with faculty coaches Wendy Sharp (violin) and William Purvis (horn, conductor) on the repertoire. YSM faculty member Willie Ruff, a Yale alumnus who studied with Hindemith, opened the second of the concert by speaking about his memories of the composer, theorist, and pedagogue.

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William Purvis conducts Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1

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Published November 25, 2013
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