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A CLASSIC(AL) COLLABORATION: Bryce Dessner & Kronos Quartet

Bryce-KronosBlurt Magazine
By Steven Rosen

Rock musicians usually have been free about acknowledging their influences – country, bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, Latin music and more. But there’s one exception: classical.

Maybe it’s out of lingering embarrassment over those self-indulgent prog-rock bands of the early 1970s – Emerson, Lake & Palmer, particularly – and the bombastic metal bands with their Wagnerian pretensions. Too, once punk and alternative ushered in the notion that inspired amateurism was nirvana, the virtuosity demanded by classical didn’t seem a comfortable fit for rockers.

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Published February 10, 2014
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East Coast Brass Trio to perform in Dallas and Austin

northeast-brass-trioThe East Coast Brass Trio will tour to the Dallas and Austin (Texas) areas March 16–21. The trio, made up of three Yale School of Music students who perform extensively in the New Haven area, will give a number of educational concerts for local middle and high schools.

The members of the trio are Robert Moser ’14 MM, trumpet; Zachary Quortrup ’14 MM, horn; and Kevin Dombrowski ’14 MM.

The East Coast Brass Trio performs both classical and popular music genres, with an emphasis on making  their performances exciting and accessible to many audiences. The group is passionate about music education and community outreach.

This past fall, the East Coast Brass trio performed a trio solo with the Yale Concert Band.

Published February 10, 2014
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Concert pianist David Fung to make Franco Center debut on Feb. 15

David Fung, pianistEncore Sun Journal

LEWISTON — Concert artist David Fung will make his Piano Series debut at the Franco Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. The program will feature works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, and Schubert.

An official Steinway artist, Fung, 30, is widely recognized for playing that is elegant and refined, yet deeply poetic and intensely expressive. His performance of Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 5 at Weill Recital Hall in New York was described in December 2011 as “stylish and articulate” by the New York Times. MORE

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Electric Bassist Jack Vees performs his own music Feb. 12

Jack VeesThe Yale School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series presents composer and electric bassist Jack Vees in a concert of his own music on Wednesday, February 12.

Vees will be joined by Libby Van Cleve, English horn, as well as YSM students and alumni including cellist Ashley Bathgate of Bang on a Can and members of the Yale Percussion Group. The concert takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street. MORE

Published February 10, 2014
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Fernando Buide ’13DMA wins Spanish Aeos-BBVA composition prize

Buide_FernandoComposer Fernando Buide ’09 MMA, ’13 DMA was awarded the seventh edition of the Aeos-BBVA composition prize for his piece “Fragmentos del Satiricón.”

The award includes a cash prize and the performance of the work by numerous professional orchestras in Spain in the 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons. The prize is given by the Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras (AEOS) and the BBVA Foundation. 

Fernando Buide is currently a professor of composition and music theory at the Conservatorio Superior de Música da Coruña, Spain.

Published February 10, 2014
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