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Peter Oundjian conducts the Yale Philharmonia Oct. 16

The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Philharmonia with principal conductor Peter Oundjian and violinist Adelya Nartadjieva in a concert on Friday, October 16 at 7:30 pm. Oundjian will lead the orchestra in an evening of music by Bartók, Tchaikovsky, and Berlioz.

The program will open with Bartók's Divertimento for String Orchestra. Written in 1939 but interweaving elements of Baroque styles, the three-movement work features contrasts of both texture and dynamics. Adelya Nartadjieva, a second-year violin student at YSM, will be the featured soloist in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major. Nartadjieva, a winner of the 2015 Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition, is the first of the three winners to perform with the Yale Philharmonia this year.


After intermission, the program will conclude with Berlioz's large-scale Symphonie Fantastique. The work, subtitled "An Episode in the Life of an Artist," is a programmatic symphony in which each movement depicts a specific scene.

The concert takes place in Woolsey Hall (500 College Street, New Haven). Tickets start at $10, $5 with student ID. Tickets purchased at the door (in Woolsey Hall from 4:30 pm onward) incur a $3 surcharge. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158, or visit the box office at 470 College Street.