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Teaching Artist of the Week: Matheus Garcia Souza ’14 MM

TA_Matheus Garcia-SouzaThis week we feature one of our busiest Teaching Artists, Matheus Garcia-Souza ’14 MM. Originally from Londrina, Brazil, Matheus started teaching during his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri, with students from the ages of 6 to 50.

In his second year of teaching in New Haven, Matheus now has about 40 young students total. Not only does he teach 15 beginner string students at Lincoln-Bassett Elementary School, but on Saturday he directs the All-City Honors Orchestra, with about 25 students of all levels. In the summer of 2013, he also directed the String Orchestra of the Morse Summer Music Academy.

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Published February 18, 2014
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Yale Guitar Extravaganza all day Saturday in New Haven

David TanenbaumNew Haven Register

Guitar lovers will be finding their way to the Elm City Saturday, Feb. 22, for the eighth annual Yale Guitar Extravaganza, an all-day immersion of concerts, master classes and more.

Fans will be able to purchase all-day passes, offering admission to all events, for $42 ($26 for students); individual concerts at $12 each ($8 for students); three-concert passes for $30 ($20 for students); and talks/workshops at $5 each (students free with ID).

This year’s concert artists include headliner David Tanenbaum along with René Izquierdo, Elina Chekan, and Van Stiefel. Panel discussions and workshops include a “from early guitars to the electric guitar.” The event takes place every two to three years at the Yale School of Music and is supported by the D’Addario Foundation.

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Published February 18, 2014
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Frank Morelli: FROM THE HEART on MSR

morelliFanfare Magazine
By Maria Nockin

Frank Morelli was the first player to receive a doctorate in bassoon performance from the Juilliard School, and for many years he has been a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Gilbert Kalish was the pianist for the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for 30 years. On this disc they play a wide-ranging array of 20th-century music for bassoon and piano.

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Published February 18, 2014
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New Haven Register: Pianist Michael Noble plays Frederic Rzewski piece

New Haven Register
Staff report

You have to appreciate Michael Noble’s recital choice for its degree of difficulty Thursday night (Feb. 20).

The doctoral candidate in Piano Performance at the Yale School of Music will be playing a pretty unique composition at 8 p.m. in Sprague Memorial Hall at 470 College St. (corner of Wall) on the Yale campus.

Frederic Rzewski’s “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!”, which was written in 1975, is a 60-minute work featuring 36 variations.  MORE

Published February 18, 2014
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David Tanenbaum performs at Guitar Extravaganza Feb. 22

David Tanenbaum

David Tanenbaum

The Yale School of Music presents the renowned classical guitarist David Tanenbaum in the culminating concert of the Eight Yale Guitar Extravaganza on Saturday, February 22.

Tanenbaum is an important proponent of new guitar repertoire, and his concert at Yale will focus on contemporary pieces. The program includes Ronald Bruce Smith’s Five Pieces for Guitar and Live Electronics, Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, and Mario Davidosky’s Synchronisms No. 10.

The concert will conclude with 100 Greatest Dance Hits for guitar and string quartet by YSM faculty composer Aaron Jay Kernis. Tanenbaum will be joined by four student string players from the Yale School of Music: Nathan Lesser and Jessica Oddie, violins; Lucy Caplan, viola; and Elisa Rodríguez Sadaba, cello.

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Published February 18, 2014
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