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Concert Review: Edson Scheid ’11 MM, ’12 AD with Juilliard415

The Strad
By Dennis Rooney

Concert Review: Edson Scheid, violin; Juilliard415; Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Alice Tully Hall, 4 November, 2013

Known to both Bach and Telemann,  Johann Georg Pisendel was an important 18th-century musician, leader of the Dresden Court Orchestra from 1730 until his death in 1755 and regarded as the leading German violinist of his day. He produced ten violin concertos. Nevertheless, he is an obscure figure to modern listeners, and this was my first encounter with his Violin Concerto in D major, performed by Edson Scheid [’11 MM, ’12 AD], a 29-year-old Brazilian who is currently pursuing a graduate diploma in historical performance at Juilliard. Formed in 2009,  Juilliard415 is that school’s principal period-instrument ensemble (named after the frequency of its tuning pitch), and it fielded 27 players at this concert, using a mix of period reproductions and a few modern instruments. MORE

Published February 5, 2014
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[ Convocation 2013 ]

Video Highlights from Convocation 2013

Published September 13, 2013
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Convocation welcomes new students, honors guests


From L to R: Robert Blocker, Stephen Adams, Denise Adams, Peter Salovey

At the School of Music’s annual Convocation on September 9, Dean Robert Blocker announced that the music complex centered around the renovated and expanded Hendrie Hall will be known as the Adams Center for Musical Arts when it opens in 2016. Stephen ’59BA and Denise Adams, benefactors of the School, were present to receive a framed architectural rendering of the future music center.

Convocation opens the academic year with the matriculation of the new students. Peter Salovey, in his first year as Yale’s president, installed the incoming class.

Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, received the Samuel Simons Sanford Award, the School of Music’s most prestigious honor.  MORE

Published September 11, 2013
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Yale Baroque Ensemble performs Dussek, Haydn, and Mozart Apr. 4

Concert explores hallmarks of European Classical period

The Yale School of Music will present the Yale Baroque Ensemble on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Directed by faculty member Robert Mealy, the ensemble will perform the works of European musical pioneers Dussek, Haydn, and Mozart.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble (YBE) is a postgraduate ensemble whose members undertake a year of intensive study. This year’s members are Holly Piccoli and Edson Scheid, baroque violin; Soojin Chung, baroque cello; and David Fung, fortepiano. MORE

Published March 22, 2013
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Members of Yale Baroque Ensemble perform Mar. 27

Violinist Edson Scheid, cellist Soo Jin Chung perform Baroque and Classical selections

The Yale Baroque Ensemble. From left: Edson Scheid, violin; Holly Piccoli, violin; Soo Jin Chung, cello; David Fung, keyboards

The Yale School of Music presents a recital by Edson Scheid, baroque violin, and Soo Jin Chung, baroque cello, on Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 pm. The concert will include music from the Baroque and Classical periods, with selections by J.S. Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Joseph Haydn, and others.

The program includes Corelli’s Sonta for violin and cello, Op. 5, No. 3; Bach’s Sonata in E minor for violin, cello, and harpsichord, BWV 1023; and Haydn’s Trio in A major H.XV:18.

Scheid and Chung are both alumni of the Yale School of Music who are members of the postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble. They will be joined by fellow YBE member David Fung, harpsichord and fortepiano. The YBE is the ensemble-in-residence at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, where the recital will take place.

Admission to the performance is free. The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments is located at 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble, directed by baroque violinist Robert Mealy, is a postgraduate ensemble at the Yale School of Music dedicated to the highest level of study and performance of the Baroque repertoire. Using the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments’ set of new baroque instruments, members of the Ensemble go through an intensive one-year program of study, MORE

Published March 20, 2013
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