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YSM musicians perform “Strictly Britten” April 9 at Yale Center for British Art

Pianist Wei-Yi Yang, violist Ettore Causa, and oboist Andrew Parker explore Britten solo and duo works
March 23, 2014

Benjamin Britten

Musicians from the Yale School of Music will perform “Strictly Britten” on Wednesday, April 9 at the Yale Center for British Art. Pianist Wei-Yi Yang and violist Ettore Causa, both members of the School of Music faculty, will perform with oboist Andrew Parker ’10 MM.

The concert features solo and duo works written by British composer Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) between 1936 and 1963.

The program opens with Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland for viola and piano (1950), performed by Causa and Yang. Next, each will play a solo piece: Yang will play Notturno for solo piano (1963); Parker will play Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe (1951); and Causa will perform the Elegy for solo viola (1930).

The concert concludes with the Temporal Variations for oboe and piano (1936), performed by Parker and Yang.

The event begins at 5:30 pm. Admission is free. For more information, please contact the Yale Center for British Art (phone: 203-432-2800).