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MusAid workshop brings young Central American musicians to New Haven

IMG_0085-wnoKevin Schaffter ’15MM, a clarinetist, is the founder and director of MusAid, a nonprofit organization that supports music programs around the world by providing teacher training programs and donated instruments. Since its founding, MusAid has supported programs in Haiti, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Belize, and Burma.

MusAid recently held a workshop in New Haven for eight exceptional musicians (each representing a different country) from the Youth Orchestra of Central America (OJCA). Throughout the week, the musicians will be taking classes from nine Yale faculty and eleven graduate students in preparation for a joint MusAid-OJCA benefit concert in Washington, DC on Monday, March 9. The countries represented are Nicaragua, Belize, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. MORE

Published March 9, 2015
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Hung-Kuan Chen plays Liszt, Scriabin, Chopin, and more March 25

Hung Kuan ChenThe Horowitz Piano Series at the Yale School of Music presents a recital by Hung-Kuan Chen on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 pm. Chen will play a recital of music by Liszt, Scriabin, Chopin, and more.

The concert opens with a Bach/Busoni chorale prelude, “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland.”

Next, Chen will play Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, S. 178. Though written as one long movement, the piece encompasses the structure of a four-movement sonata.

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Published March 9, 2015
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