[ alumni ]

Christopher Cerrone ’10MMA named finalist for Pulitzer Prize

cerroneComposition graduate Christopher Cerrone ’10MMA was recently named as a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in music. John Luther Adams won the prize for his composition Become Ocean; the other finalist was John Adams, for The Gospel According to the Other Mary. 

Cerrone was recognized as a finalist for his opera Invisible Cities. The citation read, “A captivating opera based on a novel by Italo Calvino in which Marco Polo regales Kublai Khan with tales of fantastical cities, adapted into an imaginary sonic landscape.” MORE

Published April 21, 2014
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[ in the press ]

Julia Wolfe bores a hole through the mountain with ‘Steel Hammer’

steel-hammerWQXR
By Daniel Stephen Johnson

At its best, the music of Julia Wolfe is totally relentless, like a steam-powered drill boring a great hole right through the hard heart of a mountain. No wonder she seems so at home with the subject of her new album, “Steel Hammer,” a musical retelling of that great American man-against-machine tall tale, the story of John Henry. According to legend, he pitted his hammer against the inhuman speed of a steam engine. MORE

Published April 21, 2014
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[ in the press ]

A Time To Celebrate

ford_andrewNew Haven Independent
By Lucy Gellman

Daniel Schlosberg stepped up to the microphone, his large sunglasses glinting even in Morse Recital Hall’s dim light. He gave a quick smile and nod to the audience. Then, with unerring confidence, he stated: “The only way to truly experience reality is to distort it beyond recognition.”

So began ladies and, the first piece in an applause-worthy lineup featuring Australian composer Andrew Ford as well as several graduate student composers in the Yale School of Music. MORE

Published April 21, 2014
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[ students & alumni ]

Michael Noble ’12 MM, ’14 MMA wins award to study in Belgium

noble_michaelPianist Michael Noble ’12 MM, ’14 MMA has been awarded a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation. Each year, the foundation awards up to eight fellowships worth $25,000 to enable the recipient to spend one year working, performing, or researching in Belgium. The fellowships are open to all fields.

Noble will spend next year in Ghent immersed in new music: he will work with the SPECTRA and Ictus new music ensembles, and will perform both solo and collaborative contemporary music.

 

Published April 21, 2014
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[ concerts ]

Chamber music competition winners perform concert May 6

chamber_music3The Oneppo Chamber Music Series at the Yale School of Music features the winners of the annual chamber music competition in a concert on Tuesday, May 6.

This showcase of winning student performances, which includes music by Beethoven, Kurtág, and Franck, takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall. The concert will also stream live online. LIVE STREAM

The performance will open with Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 12, No. 3, performed by Matheus Garcia-Souza, violin, and Miki Sawada, fortepiano. Next will be the Hommage à R. Schumann  by the 20th-century Hungarian composer György Kurtág, a five-part work replete with references to works by Schumann and Machaut, synthesized and retold in Kurtág’s own voice. This trio will be played by Isabella Mensz, viola; Eric Anderson, clarinet; and Peter Klimo, piano.

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Published April 21, 2014
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