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Yale Philharmonia plays Mozart, Beethoven, Bartók Feb. 27

Darren Hicks, Woolsey Competition winner, is the soloist in Mozart's Bassoon Concerto
February 25, 2015

Darren Hicks

The Yale School of Music presents the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale in its annual concert in Sprague Hall on Friday, February 27 at 7:30 pm.

The program features music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Bartók. Shinik Hahm will be on the podium, as will the School of Music’s two conducting fellows, Louis Lohraseb and Heejung Park.

Phillip Huscher has written: “Beethoven’s Fifth. This is the symphony that, along with an image of Beethoven, agitated and disheveled, has come to represent greatness in music… One can’t easily think of another single composition that in its expressive range and structural power better represents what music is all about.”

Also on the concert is Mozart’s charming Bassoon Concerto, performed by Woolsey Concerto Competition winner Darren Hicks. The program will conclude with Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, one of the composer’s most popular works.

The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Tickets start at $10, $5 for students. There is a $3 surcharge for sales at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit music.yale.edu, contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158, or visit the box office at 470 College Street.


The concert will also stream live online. WATCH LIVE


My husband and I attended the annual concert at Sprague Hall on February 27, 2015.
As always we were impressed by the skill of your musicians. The exquisite sensitivity and drama of Bartók was beautifully expressed.

We were bowled over by conducting fellow, Louis Lohraseb. The physicality and joy exhibited by his conducting style along with his respect for his musicians and his familiarity and mastery of the music being played was wonderful to witness. The musicians played their instruments, and Mr Lohraseb played the orchestra. We look forward to see in him again and are confident that he will have a bright and successful future as a conductor.

Thank you for presenting us with such beauty.

February 28th, 2015 | Ulla Surland