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Evanna Chiew sings music by Ravel, Lieberson and more Nov. 20

Recital features Peter Lieberson's Neruda Songs and music by Ravel, Spohr, Delage, and Sibelius
November 19, 2015
Evanna Chiew

Evanna Chiew

Mezzo-soprano Evanna Chiew, a student in the Yale School of Music’s recently revised Artist Diploma program, will give her degree recital on Friday, November 20 at 4:30 pm.

The program includes music by Maurice Ravel, Ravel’s student Maurice Delage, Jean Sibelius, Louis Spohr, and Peter Lieberson. Chiew, who studies with Doris Yarick Cross, will be joined by pianist Yevgeny Yontov and guest musicians.

The program opens with Ravel’s Deux mélodies hébraïques, followed by a selection of songs by Jean Sibelius, from his Op. 36 and Op. 37 collections. Faculty clarinetist David Shifrin will join Chiew and Yontov to perform Louis Spohr’s Sechs Deutsche Lieder, Op. 103, written in 1837 for voice, clarinet, and piano.

The first half concludes with Maurice Delage’s Quatre poèmes hindous (four Hindu poems), written in 1913 during the composer’s visit to India. Sarah Paquet will conduct the accompanying ensemble of strings, winds, and harp.

Peter Lieberson’s Neruda Songs (2005) conclude the recital. Lieberson wrote the cycle of five songs for his wife, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, and the piece won the 2008 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

Admission is free. The recital takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven. The concert will also stream live on the School of Music’s website.