[ in the press ]
NEW HAVEN >> Older folks should take inspiration from Yale colleagues Aldo Parisot and Ezra Laderman, who have plenty of young musical admirers at Yale and beyond. They also have key roles in the annual Yale Cellos concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Morse Recital Hall.
Parisot, listed as 92 online, although he responds to a question about age by saying he’s 60 … “forever,” still teaches cello daily to 14 graduate students. He will lead the Grammy-nominated Yale Cellos group he founded in a lush concert with pieces by Barber, Haydn, Bach, Vivaldi and … Laderman, who has contributed a new piece.
Laderman, former dean of the music school, who will be 90 in late June, is an accomplished composer who has written five pieces for Parisot.
“He writes very well for the cello,” Parisot says of Laderman. “He knows the instrument very well, and the pieces are wonderful!” MORE