Feast of Music
Michael Cirigliano II, Content Editor at Feast of Music, selected the April 12 "Serenade and Metamorphosis" program as one of his three top performances of 2013.
Yale in New York at Zankel Hall
A mix of faculty, alumni, and current students from the Yale School of Music's string program descended on Zankel Hall, giving an electrifying performance of Richard Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and composition alum Matthew Barnson's new work, The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying. The evolution from Strauss' post-World War II lament to Barnson's ethereal whispers was delivered in a remarkably polished performance, led by violinist Ani Kavafian. The fact that the hall was less that half full will remain one of 2013's greatest mysteries.