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Michael Compitello, percussion, offers DMA recital Sep. 17

Mike Compitello | photo by Matt Fried

Mike Compitello | photo by Matt Fried

Percussionist Michael Compitello will perform music by Xenakis, Golijov, and more in his DMA recital on Thursday, September 17. The performance, which also features cellist Hannah Collins, takes place at 7:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

The program includes three works for solo percussion: Tonia Ko’s Blue Skin of the Sea, Georges Aperghis’ Le Corps à Corps, and Iannis Xenakis’ Psappha.

Compitello will also perform with fellow YSM graduate Hannah Collins as part of New Morse Code, a cello/percussion duo. New Morse Code was inspired by pieces such as Nick Didkovsky’s Caught by the Sky with Wire and Osvaldo Golijov’s tragic ballad Mariel, both of which are on Thursday’s program. In addition, New Morse Code will perform Tonia Ko’s Hush, written expressly for them. MORE

Published September 15, 2015
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Cellist Alvin Wong plays Beethoven, Chen Yi, and more in DMA recital Nov. 13

wong_alvin_2013Cellist Yan Ming Alvin Wong will give his DMA recital on Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 pm. The recital, which includes music by composers as diverse as Beethoven, Prokofiev, Augusta Read Thomas, and Zhou Long, will also feature pianist Lindsay Garritson.

The program opens with Beethoven’s Seven Variations on “Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen,” WoO 46, and continues with Prokofiev’s Sonata in C Major, Op. 119. Composer Augusta Read Thomas is a graduate of Yale, and Wong will play her Spring Song, written in 1995. MORE

Published November 11, 2014
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Cellist Jaques Lee Wood to give DMA recital November 6

Jaques Lee Wood, cello

Jaques Lee Wood, cello

The presents a recital by cellist Jacques Lee Wood on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Mr. Wood’s recital is the culmination of his studies toward the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree. Esther Park will accompany on piano. LIVESTREAM

The program will begin with Beethoven‘s Seven Variations on “Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Next will be a 2010 composition by contemporary American composer  Jacob Cooper ’14DMA entitled Arches. Cooper has been lauded by The New Yorker as “a maverick electronic song composer.” The first half of the concert will end with Bach‘s Sonata in G major, BWV 1027. MORE

Published October 27, 2014
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Harpist Colleen Potter Thorburn performs music old and new Oct. 9

Colleen Potter ThorburnThe Yale School of Music presents a solo recital by harpist Colleen Potter Thorburn on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Thorburn’s recital is the culmination of her studies toward the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree.

The recital embraces opposites: Baroque pieces originally written for harpsichord and arranged for harp, French impressionistic pieces that are often associated with the harp; and a piece written to explore harp’s virtuosic potential and unexpected capabilities.

Thorburn opens with her own arrangements of two French Baroque works originally written for keyboard. Couperin’s “Les Baricades mistérieuses” will be followed by Rameau’s “L’Egyptienne.” MORE

Published October 2, 2014
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Dec. 19th recital features music by Christopher Cerrone

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The Yale School of Music presents music by composer Christopher Cerrone in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8 pm. The concert will feature performances by numerous YSM alumni including vocalist Mellissa Hughes, percussionist Ian Rosenbaum, and pianist Timothy Andres.

Cerrone, singled out as “the program’s highlight” by The New York Times, is a Brooklyn-based composer whose works range from chamber music, orchestral works, and fully staged operas to multimedia projects, ambient electronic works, and collaborations with visual artists. His first opera, Invisible Cities, based on Italo Calvino’s classic novel, has received rave reviews and completely sold out its 19 performances at Los Angeles’ Union Station.

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Published December 11, 2013
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Dec. 5 DMA recital features music by Robert Honstein

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The Yale School of Music presents music by the composer Robert Honstein in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, December 5, 2013. The concert takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Performers include the ensembles Concert Black (Lisa Dowling, bass; Domenica Fossati, flute; and Owen Weaver, percussion) and Tigue (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic, and Carson Moody), as well as Tema Watstein, violin; Mariel Roberts, cello; and Karl Larson, piano.

Honstein’s recital opens with “Alone Together,” commissioned by the Heavy Hands Bass Quartet and presented here in a new version for solo bass and backing tracks. “There has been much talk about the internet and social media being both a great connector and divider of people,” writes Honstein; “the image that stuck with me was the physical reality of how we spend so much of our internet time: alone, tucked away in our apartments and homes. My music comes from that place, the quiet times when we commune with our screens and networks.” MORE

Published November 11, 2013
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Music by Jacob Cooper featured in Nov. 7 recital

cooper_jacob3The Yale School of Music presents a Doctor of Musical Arts recital featuring music by Jacob Cooper on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8 pm. Lauded by The New Yorker as “a maverick electronic song composer,” Mr. Cooper’s bold compositions and multimedia works have garnered attention at renowned venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s and Wild Up’s Brooklyn Festival. MORE

Published October 22, 2013
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Pianist David Kaplan Gives DMA Recital Oct. 24

The Yale School of Music presents the pianist David Kaplan in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8 pm, at Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven.

Kaplan-DavidKaplan, who has been lauded by The New York Times for his “striking imagination and creativity,” will perform music by Brahms, Bartók, Beethoven, and fellow YSM alumnus Timo Andres.

Brahms’ Seven Fantasies, Op. 116, frame the first half of the program, which also includes Schoenberg’s Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19, and Bartók’s Suite, Op. 14. The second half of the recital opens with How Can I Live in the World of Your Ideas? by Timo Andres ’07BA, ’09MM. Kaplan concludes the recital with Beethoven’s Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux.”

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Published October 7, 2013
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Music by Ted Hearne featured in DMA recital September 26th

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The Yale School of Music presents the DMA recital of composer Ted Hearne on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8 pm.

Hearne is perhaps best known for his Katrina Ballads, a modern-day oratorio with a primary source libretto which offers a searing portrayal of the media’s take of Hurricane Katrina. According to The Los Angeles Times, “No single artist embodies the post-genre Brooklyn scene, but Hearne may be its most zealous auteur.” MORE

Published September 10, 2013
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