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New Music New Haven features Kernis and Lang

Final concert of the 2015-16 season features works by Aaron Jay Kernis and David Lang
April 6, 2016

David Lang, Aaron Jay Kernis

The New Music New Haven concert series at the Yale School of Music continues on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30pm, with the music of faculty members Aaron Jay Kernis and David Lang, along with new works by graduate student composers.

The program will include Kernis’s On Distant Shores for solo cello, oboe, piano and string quartet, originally written for RIOULT Dance for its 2011 Joyce Theater season. Lang’s Pierced will also be performed, which was originally commissioned by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and is scored for solo piano, percussion, cello, and strings.

The concert will also feature five works by current YSM student composers. These include a new work for violin and piano by Matthew Bridgham, Molly Joyce’s Rave for piano and electronics, and Hilary Purrington’s A Sound Soul in a Sound Body for harpsichord and percussion quartet. In addition, Third World Fable for piano trio by Liliya Ugay will be performed along with Benjamin Wallace’s Troubleshooting and Maintenance, which was performed recently with his ensemble Invisible Anatomy.

The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Admission is free and no tickets are required.

The event will also stream live on the School of Music’s website.