Ole Akahoshi & Elizabeth Parisot perform May 4

Faculty Artist Series presents its last concert of the season

The Yale School of Music presents the cellist Ole Akahoshi and the pianist Elizabeth Parisot in concert on Friday, May 4. The concert, which takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, will mark the close of the 2011–2012 season for the Faculty Artist Series.

Akahoshi and Parisot will open with music from the Romantic period: Felix Mendelssohn’s youthful Variations concertantes in D major, Op. 17, and Johannes Brahms’s expansive Cello Sonata in E minor, Op. 38.

The second half of the concert explores music of France and Spain, beginning with the Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 123, by Camille Saint-Saëns. The evening concludes with Manuel de Falla’s Suite populaire Espagnole, a set of six popular Spanish songs arranged for cello and piano.

The concert begins at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street). Admission is free.

For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158. MORE

Published April 23, 2012
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Faculty artists perform Yiddish cantata, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Schumann, de Falla

Soprano Janna Baty and friends perform multilingual program Oct. 9

The Yale School of Music presents the acclaimed pianist Peter Frankl and soprano Janna Baty in a Faculty Artist Recital on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 4 pm in Morse Recital Hall. Along with faculty colleagues Ani Kavafian, violin; Ole Akahoshi, cello; and Allan Dean, trumpet, they will perform vocal works of Beethoven, Schumann, Shostakovich, and more.

The concert will open with selections from Beethoven’s Folkslieder and Neue Folkslieder for voice, violin, cello, and piano. Next will be a rarely performed piece: Iván Fischer’s Eine Deutsch-Jiddische Kantate: Die Stimmen der Geister for mezzo-soprano, trumpet, and piano. Fischer, widely known as a conductor, has recently gained fame for his daring production of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. He wrote this cantata partly out of fear that without musical compositions, the Yiddish language “may be forgotten.”

The first half of the recital will close with Schumann’s beloved song cycle Frauenliebe und –leben (A Woman’s Life and Love), written as a wedding gift for the composer’s wife Clara.

The second half opens with Shostakovich’s Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok, Op. 127, for voice, violin, cello, and piano. Gerard McBurney calls the piece “an extraordinarily intense sequence: sweet and deeply personal meditations about love, intimacy, friendship and the power of art.” Another collection of seven will conclude the concert: Siete canciones populares españolas by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla.

The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. MORE

Published September 20, 2011
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