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Ginevra Petrucci ’12 MM, ’13 AD and Boris Berman present recital in Rome

petrucci_ginevraFlutist Ginevra Petrucci ’12 MM, ’13 AD will join Professor Boris Berman in presenting a recital at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome, Italy on May 24th, 2016. The recital, which is dedicated to the memory of the great flutist Aurèle Nicolet (1926-2016), will feature music of Mozart, Debussy, and Franck. The event is co-organized by the Santa Cecilia Conservatory and the Yale Club of Italy, under the presidency of Dr. Andrea Mandel-Mantello ’81 BA.

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Published May 16, 2016
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Flute alumna Ginevra Petrucci releases CD on Brilliant Classics

petrucci_cd_kuhlauFlutist Ginevra Petrucci ’12MM, ’13AD has released a new recording on Brilliant Classics. Petrucci and the Kodály String Quartet recorded three quintets for flute and strings by Friedrich Kuhlau.

The CD was recorded December 27–29, 2012, at the Phoenix Studio in Budapest. The string players on the recording are Attila Falvay violin; János Fejérvári, viola; Mihály Várnagy, viola; and György Éder, cello.

Kuhlau, known to his contemporaries as the “Beethoven of the flute,” considered Beethoven a major influence. The two met in Vienna in 1825 and improvised musical canons. Kuhlau’s output for the flute comprises over 60 works — a large number for a composer who did not play the flute. He often turned to his colleague and friend Peter Bruun, a flutist and composer, for advice on his flute compositions. MORE

Published December 12, 2013
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Flutist Ginevra Petrucci ’12MM, ’13AD debuts at Carnegie Hall

petrucci_ginevraGinevra Petrucci ’12MM, “13AD, flute, will give her debut recital at Carnegie Hall with pianist Bruno Canino on November 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm in Weill Recital Hall. The program includes music by Gabriel Pierné, Sigfrid Karg Elert, Leonardo De Lorenzo, Jean Michel Damase, and YSM composer Daniel Schlosberg. MORE

Published October 29, 2013
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YSM students participate in YSD’s Sunday in the Park with George

“Anything you do, let it come from you, then it will be new. Give us more to see.”

Students from the Yale School of Drama, Yale School of Music, and Yale College join forces in the School of Drama’s production of Sunday in the Park with George. Dan Schlosberg ’13MM has orchestrated the score and served as music director, and several additional School of Music students are performing in the orchestra.

Sunday in the Park with George features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. This production is directed by Ethan Heard. Performances take place December 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, and 20 at 8 pm at the University Theatre (222 York Street, New Haven). Tickets are available here.

School of Music students and alumni playing in the orchestra are flutists Anouvong Liensavanh and Ginevra Petrucci; clarinetists Ashley Smith and Gleb Kanasevich; violinist Victor Fournelle-Blain; violist Colin Brookes; and percussionist Jonathan Allen.

In 1884, George Seurat painted a masterpiece by holding fast to his personal vision and disregarding everything (and everybody) else. Celebrated as a genius today, he died alone, without having ever sold a single canvas. A century later, another artist named George is adrift, despite great success. Accomplished and desired, he’s lost touch with his inspiration—why, he wonders, does he make art at all? In today’s culture of success and celebrity, Sondheim and Lapine’s landmark musical poses a fundamental question about the “art of making art”: how can an artist both stay true to himself and share his vision with the world?

Students from the Yale School of Drama, Yale School of Music, and Yale College join forces to bring this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical to life. With lush, new orchestrations performed by a nine-piece orchestra, this production embodies the agony and ecstasy of making art.

Published December 10, 2012
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