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YSM composers highlighted in Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival

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Aaron Jay Kernis

The Yale School of Music is playing a significant role in the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s American Music Festival. This year’s festival, “Songs of the Rolling Earth,” features a slew of YSM faculty, students, and alumni, including Aaron Jay Kernis, Loren Loiacono ’12 MM, composers collective Sleeping Giant, and all 13 graduate students in the YSM composition studio.

On June 11, the orchestra will perform Simple Songs by YSM composition faculty member Aaron Jay Kernis. A mystical work for soprano and chamber orchestra, Simple Songs sets the texts of famed composer Hildegard von Bingen, Japanese writer Ryokan, and Rumi. The concert will also feature the world premiere of Loren Loiacono‘s Sleeping Furiously. MORE

Published June 7, 2016
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New Music New Haven features Kernis and Lang

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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. MORE

Published April 6, 2016
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Invisible Anatomy, collective of YSM alumni, performs in Beijing

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Invisible Anatomy

Invisible Anatomy, a composer/performer collective comprised of seven Yale School of Music alumni, will perform their original program Body Parts in Beijing this May and June.

The members of Invisible Anatomy are Fay Wang, voice; Brendon Randall-Myers, guitar; Paul Kerekes, piano/keyboards; Daniel Schlosberg, piano/keyboards; Ian Gottlieb, cello; Samuel Adams, double bass; and Benjamin Wallace, percussion.

The group describes Body Parts as “an exploration of the human body as the most fundamental aspect of performance.” The concert of seven compositions, written by the members of the group, “dismembers, transforms, and reanimates the performing body.”

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Published May 19, 2015
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NewMusic4us Sunday at Firehouse 12 in New Haven

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Miki Sawada ’14MM

New Haven Register | By Joe Amarante

A while back, we told you about Music Haven’s successful Kickstarter campaign that led to funding NewMusic4us, and now there’s a concert to celebrate the result.

The Second Movement, the producer, presents New Haven Piano Trios (led by adult musicians Miki Sawada ’14AD, Melanie Clapies ’14MM and Yan Levionnois) playing music that includes two world premiere pieces commissioned for Music Haven’s young students. The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St.

“So far, we’ve received three commissioned pieces out of the four we fundraised for NewMusic4us,” said Sawada in an email, “and Music Haven teachers (myself included) have spent dozens of hours teaching the new music to the students. Yale School of Music’s Martin Bresnick has finished his piece for NewMusic4us and will be presenting it to the students at the concert.” MORE

Published April 8, 2015
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A Time To Celebrate

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By Lucy Gellman

Daniel Schlosberg stepped up to the microphone, his large sunglasses glinting even in Morse Recital Hall’s dim light. He gave a quick smile and nod to the audience. Then, with unerring confidence, he stated: “The only way to truly experience reality is to distort it beyond recognition.”

So began ladies and, the first piece in an applause-worthy lineup featuring Australian composer Andrew Ford as well as several graduate student composers in the Yale School of Music. MORE

Published April 21, 2014
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Yale Philharmonia plays New Music for Orchestra Dec. 12

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The Yale School of Music presents the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale led by conductor Shinik Hahm on Thursday, December 12, 2013. The concert takes place at 8 pm in Woolsey Hall (500 College Street, New Haven).

The concert features music by four composers currently studying at the Yale School of Music. On the program are Bálint Karosi’s Dancescapes: three dances for orchestra, James Rubino’s Shall Efface, Benjamin Wallace’s Five Gifts for an Old Friend, and Brendon Randall-Myers’s Indefatigable Optimism.

Admission is free, and no tickets are required.  MORE

Published November 22, 2013
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Zephyrus Project Orchestra’s RiteNow Set for this Sunday

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On Sunday November 17th at 8pm, conductor Paolo Bortolameolli will lead the 90-piece Zephyrus Project Orchestra in a performance of RiteNow: A Centennial Celebration of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. This one-time-only performance will take place at Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street (corner of College & Grove), New Haven, CT. Admission is free. Complete info is here.

RiteNow will include works by composers Fay Kueen Wang, Justin Tierney, Matthew Welch, Benjamin Wallace, Daniel Schlosberg, Gleb Kanasevich, Polina Nazaykinskaya, and Paul Kerekes. Production designer Solomon Weisbard will create an immersive environmental design, and costumes will be created by Ksenia Zhuleva. MORE

Published November 14, 2013
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NH Register: 8 composers’ take on Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’ in Yale’s Woolsey Hall

New Haven Register

By Donna Doherty

NEW HAVEN >> One hundred years ago, the riot in the streets that greeted the Paris premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” ushered in a work now considered to be one of the most important pieces of 20th-century music.

It’s safe to say that there won’t be any rioting outside Woolsey Hall on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m., when the 85-member Zephyrus Project Orchestra pays tribute to the work with its only performance of “RiteNow: A Centennial Celebration of Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring.’” Admission is free. MORE

Published November 12, 2013
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New Music New Haven presents music by Aaron Jay Kernis, Hannah Lash Oct. 3

lashThe Yale School of Music presents the first New Music New Haven concert of the season on Thursday, October 3, 2013. The featured faculty composers are Aaron Jay Kernis and Hannah Lash, whose music will be featured alongside new works by graduate students in the school’s composition program.

The program opens with Benjamin Wallace‘s Birthday Suite, a collection of seven short works for mixed ensemble written for friends on their respective birthdays. Brendon Randall-MyersFor Ronny is written in memory of the composer’s grandfather for the ensemble of piano, electric guitar, violin, viola, and cello. MORE

Published September 16, 2013
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Reflections on Bach brings together old and new in Feb. 27 concert

UPDATE: This concert was originally scheduled for February 13. It will take place Wednesday, February 27.

Graduate composers collaborate with Yale Baroque Ensemble

The Yale School of Music presents “Reflections on Bach,” a collaboration between the Yale Baroque Ensemble and graduate composers on Wednesday, February 27 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall. The concert will include new compositions as well as music by J.S. Bach.

Six up-and-coming composers – Daniel Schlosberg, Paul Kerekes, Benjamin Wallace, Balint Karosi, Stephen Feigenbaum, and William Gardiner – have each chosen a Bach piece as a model to reflect upon in music. The concert will pair the chosen Bach work with the new composition that it inspired.

The composers are all graduate students in YSM’s composition program, directed by faculty composer Martin Bresnick. The members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble are Edson Scheid and Holly Piccoli, baroque violin; Soo Jin Chung, baroque cello; and David Fung, keyboards.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble, directed by baroque violinist Robert Mealy, is a postgraduate ensemble at the Yale School of Music dedicated to the highest level of study and performance of the Baroque repertoire. Using the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments’ set of new baroque instruments, members of the Ensemble go through an intensive one-year program of study, immersing themselves in the chamber and solo repertoire from 1600 to 1785 to create idiomatic and virtuosic performances of this music.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble plays on the YCMI’s collection of new baroque string instruments made by Jason Viseltear of New York City, after del Gesù, Amati, and Testore. Bows are also from the YCMI collection, made by David Hawthorne and Christopher English after seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century originals.

Admission to the performance is free. Morse Recital Hall is located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

Published February 4, 2013
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