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Forgotten Melodies: The Music of Nikolai Medtner Feb. 26

CahillSmithEditedThe Historical Sound Recordings Collection at Yale and the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library present a lecture-recital by the pianist Cahill Smith on Wednesday, February 26. Smith will  on the music of Nikolai Medtner

Pianist Cahill Smith, currently a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music, will present an informed performer’s perspective on the compositional innovations of Medtner’s music, performing and analyzing several solo piano works.  MORE

Published February 11, 2014
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Recital by Sarita Kwok and Wei-Yi Yang rescheduled for Sunday, March 2

Sarita KwokThe Yale School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series presents a recital by violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang on Sunday, March 2 at 8 pm. This is the performance that was originally scheduled for February 3.

Kwok and Yang will perform selections by Janáček, Stravinksy, Prokofiev, and Ravel. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street.

The concert will open with Janáček’s Sonata for violin and piano. Fittingly, in Frankfurt, Germany in 1923, Yale professor and composer Paul Hindemith was the first violinist ever to perform the piece. Next in the program will be Stravinsky’s neoclassical Duo Concertante.


Published February 11, 2014
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L.A. Philharmonic 2014–15 season includes Dessner, Cerrone works

Esa-Pekka SalonenLos Angeles Times
By Reed Johnson

The musical lineup will be characteristically ambitious and wide-ranging throughout the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2014-15 season, which is being announced Tuesday. And Walt Disney Concert Hall audiences will find increasing amounts of stimuli for the eyes as well as the ears.

The season will mix standard repertoire, works by contemporary masters and freshly minted pieces by emerging composers such as Bryce Dessner, best known as a guitarist for the band the National, and Christopher Cerrone, whose opera “Invisible Cities” was produced last fall at Union Station by the Industry. Altogether it will yield 10 commissions, eight world premieres and five U.S. premieres. The complete schedule is at laphil.com.


Published February 11, 2014
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Yale Opera announces casting for La Bohème

2014-bohemeYale Opera has announced the casting for its upcoming production of Puccini’s La Bohème, which will take place February 14-16 at New Haven’s Shubert Theater. Performances are 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 2 pm on Sunday.

Friday and Sunday

Marcello: Stephen David Daniel

Rodolfo: Esteban Cordero MORE

Published February 11, 2014
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