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Concert Review: Edson Scheid ’11 MM, ’12 AD with Juilliard415

The Strad
By Dennis Rooney

Concert Review: Edson Scheid, violin; Juilliard415; Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Alice Tully Hall, 4 November, 2013

Known to both Bach and Telemann,  Johann Georg Pisendel was an important 18th-century musician, leader of the Dresden Court Orchestra from 1730 until his death in 1755 and regarded as the leading German violinist of his day. He produced ten violin concertos. Nevertheless, he is an obscure figure to modern listeners, and this was my first encounter with his Violin Concerto in D major, performed by Edson Scheid [’11 MM, ’12 AD], a 29-year-old Brazilian who is currently pursuing a graduate diploma in historical performance at Juilliard. Formed in 2009,  Juilliard415 is that school’s principal period-instrument ensemble (named after the frequency of its tuning pitch), and it fielded 27 players at this concert, using a mix of period reproductions and a few modern instruments. MORE

Published February 5, 2014
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New Music New Haven features music by Martin Bresnick and David Lang Feb. 6

Martin Bresnick

The Yale School of Music presents a New Music New Haven concert on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8 pm. The concert pairs music by faculty composers Martin Bresnick and David Lang with new works by graduate students in the school’s composition program.

The concert opens with Michael Laurello performing his own piece Rose for harpsichord and synthesizer. William Gardiner‘s Songs from Dictée will be performed by members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble and others. Bálint Karosi’s The Final Wait, a funeral cantata for solo alto and strings, will follow; the piece’s text is by Audrey Fernandez-Fraser from the Yale Divinity School.

The second half of the concert opens with James Rubino‘s Progenie, also performed by members of the YBE.

Published February 5, 2014
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