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Guitar Chamber Music May 12 features a premiere by Max Lyman

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The Yale School of Music presents Guitar Chamber Music on ThursdayMay 12 at 7:30 pm. The recital will feature students in the guitar studio of Benjamin Verdery as they perform chamber works that feature the guitar in a variety of ensembles.

The first half of the program features three duos for guitar with other solo instruments. It begins with Manuel de Falla’s Siete Canciones Populares Españolas for cello and guitar, followed by Paul Lansky’s Partita for percussion and guitar.

Current YSM student and a guitarist Max Lyman will premiere his duo Elevenses, scored for double bass and guitar, followed by Steve Goss’s American Pastoral and Antonio Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto in D major.

The concert takes place at Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven), and is free and open to the public. The event will also stream live online.

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Published May 10, 2016
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Guitar Chamber Music December 15 features a premiere by Gulli Björnsson

yale-guitars-nyThe Yale School of Music presents Guitar Chamber Music on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30 pm. The recital will feature students in the guitar studio of Benjamin Verdery as they perform chamber works that feature the guitar in a variety of ensembles.

The program opens with Jean Françaix‘s Sonata for flute and guitar, followed by the Duo Concertant für Horn und Gitarre, Op. 5, No. 1 by the obscure nineteenth-century composer A. Corret. The program winds its way into eastern Europe for Atanas Ourkouzounov‘s Sonatina Bulgarica, and then to Chile for Javier FariasRecinto de la Piedra for four guitars.

After intermission, the concert will continue with Niccolò Paganini‘s Sonata Concertata for violin and guitar. This will be followed by the world premiere of Gulli Björnsson‘s Somewhat purty for guitar quartet and electronics.

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Published December 9, 2015
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Guitar Chamber Music concert May 6 pairs guitar with winds and strings

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The Yale School of Music presents its semiannual Guitar Chamber Music concert on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The program, which features a variety of chamber ensembles that all incorporate classical guitar, takes place at 7:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

The performers are graduate students in the Yale School of Music; the guitarists are students of Benjamin Verdery. The program includes music by composers from Giuliani and de Falla to contemporary voices such as Sergio Assad and Joan Tower.

Mauro Giuliani’s Grand Duo Concertant opens the program, performed by flutist Joanna Wu and guitarist An Tran. Next are two more contemporary pieces: Sergio Assad’s Circulo Mágico, performed by violinist Marie Oka and guitarist Ray Zhou, and Joan Tower’s Snow Dreams, featuring flutist Victor Wang and guitarist John Kossler. MORE

Published May 5, 2015
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Guitar Chamber Music returns December 9

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Students from Benjamin Verdery’s studio and colleagues will present their biannual performance of guitar chamber music, with a variety of works for ensembles that include the guitar. The recital takes place Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

The event will also stream live on the School’s website. WATCH LIVE

The concert opens with selections of Bartók’s  Romanian Folk Dances, performed by guitarist Hernan Leon and violinist Ruda Lee (Violin). Next, bassoonist Bogdan Dumitriu and guitarist Ian Tuski will play transcriptions of selections from Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe, Op. 48, as well as Rag-Time, a piece by YSM student composer Liliya Ugay. MORE

Published December 8, 2014
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Guitar chamber music at Yale May 7

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The Yale School of Music presents the semiannual Guitar Chamber Music concert on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The program, which features a variety of chamber ensembles that all incorporate classical guitar, takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

The performers are graduate students in the Yale School of Music; the guitarists are students of Benjamin Verdery. The program includes music from familiar composers such as Bach and Brahms as well as some less familiar to audiences. There will be guitar duets by Brahms and Paulo Bellinati; duos for guitar and bassoon by Schumann and Astor  Piazzolla; and a piece for flute and guitar by Miroslav Tadich. A trio of flute, guitar, and violin will play a piece by Bach.

Admission to the performance is free, and no tickets are required. MORE

Published April 25, 2014
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Guitar Chamber Music features diverse ensembles Dec. 4

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The Yale School of Music will present a free Guitar Chamber Music concert on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 8 pm. Directed by faculty member Benjamin Verdery, the concert will showcase diverse chamber ensembles that include guitar.

The concert will feature collaborations with guitar and a variety of other instruments including the bassoon in Maximo Diego Pujol’s Suite Buenos Aires, and the violin in Jürg Kindle’s Quintessence. Jörg Widmann’s Duell  is a duet for electric guitar and trombone.

Two duets from the 17th and 18th centuries will be performed on the baroque guitar and the long-necked theorbo: Santiago de Murcia’s Marionas and Alessandro Piccinini’s Ciaccona. MORE

Published November 15, 2013
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Classical and Electric: Guitar Chamber Music Dec. 14

Concert pairs classical and electric guitars with violin, voice, and more

The Yale School of Music will present a Guitar Chamber Music concert on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Directed by faculty member Benjamin Verdery (pictured at left), the concert will showcase diverse chamber ensembles that include guitar.

The event takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College St., New Haven.

Two works with strings will be featured: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Quintet for guitar and string quartet (1950), and the “Serenata” for guitar and violin by the early nineteenth-century composer Wenzel Thomas Matiegka.

Two song cycles will demonstrate widely different approaches to the pairing of voices and guitars: Matilde Salvador’s “Endechas y Cantares de Sepharad” (2000) for voice and classical guitar, and Frank Martin’s “Poèmes de la Mort” for tenor, baritone, and bass voices with three electric guitars, with text by François Villon.

The concert will also include a selection of guitar duets by Francisco Acosta.
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Published November 23, 2011
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