“Dazzlingly well-disciplined.” – New York Times
The Yale School of Music presents the Grammy-nominated Yale Cellos in their popular annual concert on Wednesday, April 11 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven).
Aldo Parisot will lead the ensemble that he founded in a diverse program of music from the baroque to the present day. Favorite pieces by Albinoni, Schumann, Villa-Lobos, and Scott Joplin will be performed alongside music by Ginastera, Davidoff, and others.
Three virtuoso soloists will open the program: Arnold Choi, performing Ginastera’s Pampeana; Sungchan David Chang, performing the first movement from the Cello Concerto by Russian-Latvian cellist and composer Carl Davidoff; and James Jeonghwan Kim, performing Martinu’s Variations on a Theme of Rossini. The first half will conclude with an audience favorite, Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer, performed by a quartet of cellists.
The full Yale Cellos ensemble will perform Alvin Wong’s new arrangement of Schumann’s Träumerei, from the collection Scenes from Childhood, followed by David Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, featuring faculty cellist Ole Akahoshi.
After Christopher Rouse’s Rapturedux, a modern tour de force for cello orchestra, the Yale Cellos will perform Albinoni’s hypnotic Adagio in G minor. The concert concludes with Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1, an exciting three-movement piece written for cellos by Parisot’s Brazilian compatriot Heitor Villa-Lobos.
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Tickets to this concert are $10 to $20, $5 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit music.yale.edu or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.