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Students of David Shifrin perform clarinet studio recital Dec 8

clarinet2Students of David Shifrin will perform a studio recital on Monday, December 6th. The concert will take place at 5 pm in Sudler Recital Hall, located in William L Harkness Hall (adjacent to Sprague Hall).

The recital opens with Poulenc’s three-movement Clarinet Sonata and continues with Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op. 73. After intermission is Edison Denisov’s Sonata for Solo Clarinet, written in 1972, followed by Rossini’s Introduction, Theme, and Variations.

The concert concludes with Mendelssohn’s Konzertstücke No. 2, Op. 114, written when the composer was 24 years old.


Published December 5, 2014
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YDN: Yale groups to perform with Grammy Award-winning artist

This weekend, members of three Yale musical ensembles will have the chance to perform with a Grammy Award-winning artist.

Singer, author and women’s rights activist Angélique Kidjo will be doing a benefit concert for the Yale Africa Initiative Student Scholarship with members of the Yale Concert Band, Yale Percussion and Shades this Saturday. Kidjo is scheduled to perform five of her songs with various combinations of the ensembles that will accompany her. Yale Concert Band Director Thomas Duffy highlighted the diversity of musical influences that is reflected in Kidjo’s music, adding that the concert will be a rare opportunity for Yale student musicians to perform with a widely renowned artist.

“This is a world-class figure, the Bob Dylan of Africa,” Duffy said. MORE

Published December 5, 2014
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