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Violinist Wendy Sharp and friends perform music spanning three centuries

The Yale School of Music will present violinist Wendy Sharp and colleagues in a Faculty Artist Recital on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 4 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Sharp will be joined by violist Marka Gustavsson, cellist Mimi Hwang, and pianist Melvin Chen in a program of music spanning three centuries.

The concert will open with the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and cello, a piece that Halvorsen adapted from a keyboard suite by Handel. Chen, a graduate of Yale College and a former faculty member of the Yale School of Music, will play Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, best known for its gentle third movement, “Clair de Lune.” The first half will conclude with the world premiere of John Halle’s Many Returns for violin and viola. The second half of the program will feature all four musicians in the Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26, by Johannes Brahms. MORE

Published January 14, 2011
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