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Yale Opera presents Liederabend: An Evening of Russian Songs Dec. 6

sprague-ext-nightYale Opera will present Liederabend: An Evening of Russian Song on Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 pm. Singers in the School of Music’s opera program will perform with pianist Emily Olin, who also prepared the students in Russian language and repertoire. Richard Cross will be the narrator of the evening.

The first half of the concert consists of Russian art songs, including selections by Rachmaninoff, Glinka, and Tchaikovsky, among others.

The second half is comprised of arias and duets from well-known Russian operas, such as excerpts from Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. MORE

Published December 3, 2014
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Annual New Music for Orchestra concert features student works December 11

philharmonia_woolsey3The Yale School of Music presents its annual New Music for Orchestra concert on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and, for the first time, the chamber chorus of the Yale Camerata.

The first half of the concert features the Chamber Chorus of the Yale Camerata performing three works by first-year composition students: Natalie Dietterich’s Conversation with Strangers; Tiange Zhou’s The Lament of Adonis; and Katherine Balch’s aeiou. 

The Yale Philharmonia takes the stage after intermission to present pieces by second-year composition students. The orchestra will perform Michael Laurello’s Promises, Jesse Limbacher’s …but I dream in many places, and Nicholas DiBerardino’s Asphodel. MORE

Published December 3, 2014
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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Scalia? Set His Dissents to Music


The Reduced Shakespeare Company portrays the Supreme Court as Puppets singing ‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Scalia?’ REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

The Wall Street Journal | By Jess Bravin

WASHINGTON—Justice Antonin Scalia , whose barbed wit entertains audiences at Supreme Court arguments, has some competition from Antonin Scalia, the fictional character.

Like no justice before him, the 78-year-old jurist is being portrayed in works that draw on his words and legacy as the longest-serving sitting justice and one of the court’s most polarizing figures.

Justice Scalias are appearing in a stage play, an opera and a puppet show, to name three. The actual Justice Scalia ascribes his proliferating stage presence to the media culture of the modern age. MORE

Published December 3, 2014
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