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Photos: The Legacy of Paul Hindemith at Zankel Hall

Concert at Carnegie Hall opened the 2013–14 Yale in New York season with pieces by Hindemith, Mitch Leigh, Yehudi Wyner, and more
November 25, 2013

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.


William Purvis conducts Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1


The New York premiere of Yehudi Wyner’s “Concordance”


YSM students perform Mel Powell’s Wind Quintet (1985)


Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1 concluded the concert