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YSM students to perform at Kennedy Center on Feb. 19

Videnia Quintet will perform works for woodwind quintet at the Kennedy Center on Feb. 19; concert will stream live
January 28, 2016

kennedy1As part of the Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project, five YSM students will perform at the Kennedy Center on Friday, February 19.

For the Yale School of Music’s 2016 showcase, the Videnia Quintet will perform a wide-ranging program of original works and arrangements for woodwind quintet. The members of the quintet are flutist Felice Doynov ’17 MM; oboist Lydia Consilvio ’17 MM; clarinetist Bixby Kennedy ’16 MM; hornist Cody Halquist ’16 MM; and bassoonist Cornelia Sommer ’16 MM.

Their program will begin with György Ligeti‘s Six Bagatelles, originally written in 1953 for solo piano under the title Musica riservata. They continue with an arrangement by hornist Cody Halquist of Verdi‘s 1841 Overture to Nabucco, and will then perform an intricate work by YSM composition faculty Martin Bresnick titled Just Time.

Next will be three madrigals from the early 16th century by Monteverdi, with two of them arranged by quintet members Bixby Kennedy and Cornelia Sommer, and the third by YSM horn faculty William Purvis. They will conclude the concert with Lalo Schrifrin‘s La Nouvelle Orleans from the 20th century.

An initiative of Performing Arts for Everyone’s Millennium Stage, the Conservatory Project is a semi-annual event occurring in February and May. It is designed to present the best young musical artists in classical, jazz, opera, and more from America’s leading conservatories, colleges, and universities in performance at the Kennedy Center. The Conservatory Project creates an ongoing showcase for exceptional young talent and introduces Washington audiences to young musicians building their professional careers.

The concert will stream live on the Kennedy Center website and will be available for on-demand viewing as well.