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Guitar Chamber Music December 15 features a premiere by Gulli Björnsson

yale-guitars-nyThe Yale School of Music presents Guitar Chamber Music on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30 pm. The recital will feature students in the guitar studio of Benjamin Verdery as they perform chamber works that feature the guitar in a variety of ensembles.

The program opens with Jean Françaix's Sonata for flute and guitar, followed by the Duo Concertant für Horn und Gitarre, Op. 5, No. 1 by the obscure nineteenth-century composer A. Corret. The program winds its way into eastern Europe for Atanas Ourkouzounov's Sonatina Bulgarica, and then to Chile for Javier Farias' Recinto de la Piedra for four guitars.

After intermission, the concert will continue with Niccolò Paganini's Sonata Concertata for violin and guitar. This will be followed by the world premiere of Gulli Björnsson's Somewhat purty for guitar quartet and electronics.

verdery_benY Bolanzero by the minimalist composer Terry Riley will close the program, with Heejung Park conducting an ensemble of classical, steel string, and electric bass guitars.

The concert takes place at Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven), and is free and open to the public. The event will also stream live online.