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YSM Commencement Concert to showcase the Class of 2016

chamber_music5On Sunday, May 22, the Yale School of Music presents its annual Commencement Concert, featuring a variety of performers selected from the Class of 2016. The event takes place at 4pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall.

The concert will open with Mario Castelnuovo’s Capriccio Diabolico, performed by guitarist Solomon Silber. This will be followed by composer Katie Balch’s Whisper Music, scored for amplified solo double bass and distortion pedal and performed by Levi Jones.

Soprano Meechot Marrero and pianist Yevgeny Yontov will perform Gian Carlo Menotti’s Muero porque no muero, and two movements from Steve Reich’s Quartet will be performed by pianists Dominic Cheli, Yevgeny Yontov, and percussionists Jeffrey Stern and Matthew Keown.

The concert concludes with two movements from Leoš Janáček’s Mládí (Youth), scored for woodwind sextet. It will feature flutist Joanna Wu, oboist Ron Cohen Mann, clarinetist William Bixby Kennedy, bass clarinetist Kenta Akaogi, bassoonist Cornelia Sommer, and hornist Cody Halquist.

The concert is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed live online.
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Published May 18, 2016
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May 17 Commencement Concert showcases the Class of 2015

student-shadowsOn Sunday, May 17, the Yale School of Music presents its annual Commencement Concert, featuring a variety of performers selected from the Class of 2015. The event takes place at 4:00 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall.

The concert will open with Thierry de Mey’s Silence Must Be, written in 2002, conducted by Georgi Videnov. Pianist Henry Kramer will play a movement from Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit.

Evanna Chiew, soprano, with pianist Robert Bennesh, will perform three songs by Gustav Mahler. The trio of Jacob Joyce, violin; Yoonha Yi, cello; and Chenxing Huang, piano will play two movements from Dvorák’s Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B. 166, “Dumky.” MORE

Published May 14, 2015
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Commencement Concert showcases the Class of 2012

The Yale School of Music presents its annual Commencement Concert on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2012.

The hour-long program showcases outstanding graduating performers who have come from around the world to study at Yale. Performers include virtuosi from the School’s string, wind, percussion, voice, and piano departments performing a diverse program.

The concert begins at 4:00 pm in Sprague Memorial Hall (corner of College and Wall Streets, New Haven). Admission is free.

Robert Blocker, Dean of the Yale School of Music, introduced the School’s Commencement Concerts in 1996; for many parents and friends of graduating students then, the concerts offered the first opportunity to hear live concerts with School of Music performers.

As the last event in the School’s concert season, the Commencement Concert also provides an opportunity for concertgoers in the Yale and New Haven communities to enjoy a final program by outstanding student performers.

Sunday’s concert features vocal selections by Schumann, Fauré, and Strauss, and instrumental pieces by Schubert, Ernst, Stjepan Šulek, Bright Sheng, Chen Yi, and Jacob Druckman, for instruments as varied as the trombone, marimba, clarinet, piano, and violin.

Event Details

Yale School of Music Commencement Concert
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 4 pm
Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (Corner of College and Wall Streets, New Haven)
Free admission. For more information: 203 432-4158, music.yale.edu.

Published May 18, 2012
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Commencement Events 2012

This year marks the Yale School of Music’s hundred nineteenth Commencement, and Yale University’s three hundred eleventh Commencement.

On Sunday, May 20 at 4 pm, the School of Music will present its annual Commencement Concert, featuring outstanding performers from the Class of 2012. This concert, which is free and open to the public, takes place at Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street). The program includes music from Schubert to Šulek to Bright Sheng, with additional pieces by Ernst, Schumann, Jacob Druckman, and Chen Yi.

Yale University will hold its Commencement exercises on Monday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. on Yale’s historic Old Campus. Ceremonies will be streamed live online; click HERE to view.

Commencement exercises for the School of Music will take place in Sprague Hall immediately following the University Commencement ceremony on Old Campus. Tickets are not required. The School of Music’s ceremony will be streamed live HERE.

The University’s Class Day, featuring Class Day speaker Barbara Walters, will be streamed live on Sunday, May 20, beginning at 2 p.m. MORE

Published May 14, 2012
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Commencement Concert Toasts the Class of 2009

alumni-walkingThe Yale School of Music presents its annual Commencement Concert on Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm in Sprague Memorial Hall (College and Wall Streets, New Haven). Admission is free. The hour-long program showcases outstanding graduating performers who have come from around the world to study at Yale. Performers include virtuosi from the School’s string, wind, piano, and voice departments performing a diverse program.

Because many parents and friends of graduating students may not have had the opportunity to hear the high level of music-making offered at the Yale School of Music, Dean Robert Blocker introduced Sprague Hall Commencement concerts in 1996. Marking the end of the School’s concert season, the Commencement Concert also provides an opportunity for regular concert-goers in the Yale and New Haven communities to enjoy a final program by outstanding student performers.

EVENT DETAILS
Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 4 pm, Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (Corner of College and Wall Streets, New Haven).
Yale School of Music Commencement Concert. Top graduating performers from the Yale School of Music, including voice, strings, winds, and piano.  Admission is free. For more information: 203 432-4158, music.yale.edu.

Published May 8, 2009
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