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Yale Baroque Ensemble duo performs recital at Yale Collection of Musical Instruments May 8th & 9th

Caroline Ross, baroque oboe, and Corin Lee, baroque violin, will perform with harpsichordist Elliot Figg
May 6, 2014

YBE_2013-14 The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble  in a joint recital on May 8 and 9. Both events begin at 5:30 pm at the Collection (15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven).  

Baroque oboist Caroline Ross and baroque violinist Corin Lee, both members of the YBE, will play with harpsichordist Elliot Figg. The program, which will be the same both days, includes music by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Antonio Vivaldi, and George Frederick Handel.  The Yale Baroque Ensemble is directed by Robert Mealy. Tickets are free, but reservations are required; the public should contact the Collection of Musical Instruments at 203 432-0822.

About the Yale Baroque Ensemble

The Yale Baroque Ensemble, directed by Robert Mealy, is a postgraduate ensemble dedicated to the highest level of study and performance of the Baroque repertoire. String players in the Ensemble go through an intensive one-year program of study, immersing themselves in the chamber and solo repertoire from 1600 to 1785. The program is designed for modern players to develop virtuosity and fluency in various historical styles, and to allow the participants to find their own eloquent voice on baroque instruments. Through coachings and individual lessons, the participants learn to read early notation, develop a familiarity with primary source material and treatises, and become fluent with improvisation in various styles. One of America’s leading historical string players, Robert Mealy has been praised by the Boston Globe for his “imagination, taste, subtlety, and daring.” He has performed on over fifty recordings on most major labels. In New York he is a frequent leader and soloist with the New York Collegium, ARTEK, Early Music New York, and the Clarion Society. He leads the distinguished Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and has appeared as guest concertmaster and director with the Phoenix Symphony. He is a member of the medieval ensemble Fortune’s Wheel, the Renaissance violin band The King’s Noyse, and the 17th-century ensemble Spiritus Collective. Since 2002 he has performed frequently at Yale as director of the Yale Collegium Musicum players, and he received Early Music America’s Binkley Award for outstanding teaching at Yale and Harvard in 2004. He joined the School of Music faculty in 2008.