Dec. 20 concert features music of composer Douglas Fisk

Doctor of Musical Arts recital includes music for string quartet, wind quintet, and more

The Yale School of Music presents a Doctor of Musical Arts recital featuring the music of Douglas Fisk on Thursday, December 20, 2012. The program, which features a variety of Fisk’s solo, vocal, and chamber works, begins at 8 pm at Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven).

The concert opens with Banjo and Shadows (2009), a cycle of cycle of five songs for baritone and piano using texts by the poet Carl Sandburg. Next is Impromptu for solo marimba (2007), which Fisk says was inspired by how Schubert’s impromptus “explore diverse musical textures while maintaining proportion and nuance of expression.” Refuge for string quartet closes the first half of the concert.

The second half of the program features three instrumental pieces inspired by poetry. Yes for solo double bass is based on the eponymous poem by William Stafford. The flute-and-marimba duet a kind of singing is based on the poem “Faint Music” by Robert Hass. The concert concludes with Fisk’s Woodwind Quintet, written in 2011, whose fourth movement references Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese.”

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

Published December 13, 2012
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