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Peter Oundjian leads the Yale Philharmonia in Wagner, Korngold, Brahms April 10

Benjamin Hoffman, violin

Benjamin Hoffman, violin

The Yale School of Music presents a concert featuring guest conductor Peter Oundjian and the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale on Friday, April 10. Award-winning violinist Benjamin Hoffman is also featured on the program, which includes music of Wagner, Korngold, and Brahms. TICKETS

The concert opens with Wagner‘s Overture to Tannhäuser. The opera’s overture is its most famous section: the shimmering, dramatic chords give way to a series of thrilling and expansive themes that, like many of Wagner’s overtures, can easily stand alone.

Second on the program is the Violin Concerto in D major by Hollywood film composer Erich Korngold, featuring violin soloist Benjamin Hoffman, a winner of the Woolsey Concerto Competition. The Moravian-born Korngold once vowed never to write music outside of film until Hitler was defeated; after the end of WWII in 1945, the violin concerto was the first concert piece he wrote. MORE

Published March 27, 2015
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YSM violinists advance in Seoul and Queen Elisabeth Competitions

Suliman Tekalli

Suliman Tekalli

Suliman Tekalli ’16 AD and Wonyoung Jung ’12 MM are among the twelve semifinalists in the Seoul International Competition. The competition is taking place in Seoul through March 29.

The Seoul International Music Competition was established by The Dong-A Ilbo, one of the most prestigious national newspapers in Korea, and the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The Competition’s aim is to promote international cultural exchanges through music, and to support talented young musicians from around the world. The competition is held annually for piano, violin, and voice, in a rotating sequence. The category for 2015 competition is violin, and the competition is being held from March 18 to 29 in Seoul. MORE

Published March 27, 2015
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