Pianist Wen-Yin Chan performs January 12th

Recital features music of Chopin, Schubert, George Crumb, & more

The Yale School of Music presents the pianist Wen-Yin Chan in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Ms. Chan, who was born in Taiwan, lives in Washington, D.C., and has performed around the world, will play a diverse program of music by Chopin, Szymanowski, Schubert, and George Crumb.

Chan’s performance will open with Crumb’s “A Little Suite for Christmas,” an intimate suite of seven pieces written in 1979. Chan will then play Chopin’s Three Mazurkas, Op. 56. The first half will conclude with Szymanowski’s virtuosic “Serenade de Don Juan,” the last of the three Masques, Op. 34 (1915).

The second half of the concert will feature Schubert’s Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960, one of the last works the composer wrote before his death at age 31. MORE

Published January 5, 2012
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Mezzo-soprano Janna Baty makes faculty artist recital debut

baty_vMezzo-soprano Janna Baty, now in her second year on the faculty of the Yale School of Music, will perform a recital on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall. In her first appearance on the Faculty Artist Series, Baty and pianist Karl Paulnack will perform Beethoven’s An die Ferne Geliebte and selected songs from the Spanish composer Fernando Obradors, as well as Apparition, a piece by George Crumb for soprano and amplified piano. In addition, Baty and Paulnack will be joined by flutist Laura Gilbert and cellist Jacques Wood for Ravel’s Chansons Madécasses.

Admission to the concert is free. For more information on the Faculty Artist Series and other performances at the Yale School of Music, visit music.yale.edu or call 203 432-4158.

About the artist
Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano, has appeared recently with the Hamburgische Staatsoper, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Eugene Opera, Opera North, and Boston Lyric Opera. She appears regularly with the contemporary ensembles Collage New Music, Auros Group for New Music, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project, with whom she recorded a disc for Naxos of works by Reza Vali. Ms. Baty was winner of the XXI International Music Competition “Dr. Luis Sigall” in Chile. She has sung under Seiji Ozawa, Michel Plasson, Carl Davis, Robert Spano, and Steuart Bedford. Festival appearances include Aldeburgh and Britten (England), Semanas Musicales de Frutillar (Chile), and Tanglewood and Norfolk (U.S.). As recitalist and chamber musician, she has performed in Europe, the U.S., and South America with such distinguished musicians as violist Nobuko Imai, pianists Claude Frank and Peter Frankl, and guitarist Stephen Marchionda. Ms. Baty has worked with composers Bernard Rands, Sydney Hodkinson, Peter Child, Christopher Lyndon Gee, Fred Lerdahl, Yehudi Wyner, and John Harbison, in performances of their music. An alumna of Oberlin College and the Yale School of Music, she joined the Yale faculty in 2008.

Published September 22, 2009
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