The Yale School of Music presents two recitals featuring the horn studio of William Purvis, on Saturday, December 12 at 4:30 pm, and the clarinet studio of David Shifrin on Monday, December 14 at 4:30 pm.
The Yale horn studio offers a program entitled Siegfried and Friends, featuring Karl Stieger's Reingold Fantasy after Wagner, for eight horns, which includes Siegfried's heroic horn call from Götterdämmerung. The studio will also present a variety of other chamber works for horn, including obscure nineteenth century composer A. Corret's Duo Concertant No. 1, für Horn und Gitarre; selections from Brahms' famous Trio for horn, violin, and piano; Paul Hindemith's Sonata for four horns; and the Chanson from Kerry Turner's Carmen Fantasy for eight horns. The program will also highlight two works for solo horn, Elliot Carter's Retracing II, and Laszlo Rooth's Quiet Monday, for horn and piano.
The Yale horn studio of William Purvis includes Sarah Boxmeyer, Chuta Chulavalaivong, Reese Farnell, Sarah Ford, Matthew Gray, Cody Halquist, Joshua Thompson, and Valerie Sly, with guests Herman Leon Martinez, guitar, Kyung Min Lee, violin, and Tom Hicks and Chuhan Zhang, piano.
The Yale clarinet studio presents a recital featuring their first-year MM and MMA students, Eric Braley, Samuel Boutris, Jesse McCandless, and Graeme Steele Johnson. The first half of the program will feature works for solo clarinet, or clarinet and piano, including an arrangement of Mozart's Sonata for violin and piano, Paul Jeanjean's Etude No. 14, pas trop vite, Louis Cahuzac's Cantilene, for clarinet and piano, and Jean Francaix's Tema con Variazioni.
After intermission, the players will turn their attention to chamber works, presenting two works for clarinet duo, Carl Baermann's Duo Concertante, and A. Ponchielli's Il Convigno, followed by Carl Maria von Weber's Quintet for clarinet and strings. The program will close with an ensemble work featuring the basset horn, an historical cousin to the clarinet, Mozart's Adagio in B-flat major, K. 411.
Guests on the program include Kenta Akaogi, clarinet, Daniel Borovitzky, Yang Liu, Conlan Miller, and Rolando Rolim, piano, Jiwon Sun, and Bora Kim, violin, Emily Brandenburg, viola, and Pall Quinn Kalmansson, cello.
Both the Yale Horns concert and the Yale Clarinets concert take place in Sudler Hall, located in William L. Harkness Hall (100 Wall Street, New Haven, adjacent to Sprague Hall). Admission is free, and no tickets are required.