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Yale Percussion Group Featured on Recording of James Wood’s “Cloud-Polyphonies”

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The renowned Yale Percussion Group, directed by Robert van Sice, is featured on the upcoming album Cloud-Polyphonies from British composer James Wood.

NMC Recordings will release the album on February 19, 2016. In addition to the YPG’s recording of the percussion sextet Cloud-Polyphonies, the record also includes Wood’s Tongues of Fire for symphonic chorus and percussion quartet, written for the 140th anniversary of the Yale Glee Club. MORE

Published February 1, 2016
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Yale Percussion Group performs Sunday, Feb. 24

The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Percussion Group on Sunday, February 24, 2013. The concert features music by Bartók as well as three living composers, and takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (470 College Street, New Haven).

The concert will open with Bartók‘s masterful Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. The Meehan/Perkins Duo, whose members have been called “superb young players” by the New Yorker and “gifted percussionists” by the Wall Street Journal, will perform John Supko’s Straits. The first half will conclude with Alejandro Viñao’s Book of Grooves.

All six members of the Yale Percussion Group will come together to perform James Wood‘s Cloud Polyphonies to close the evening. MORE

Published February 21, 2013
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Yale Percussion Group plays high-energy program of Reich Sextet and more

The Yale School of Music will present the Yale Percussion Group on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Renowned percussionist and educator Robert van Sice directs the ensemble, which has been called “something truly extraordinary” by composer Steve Reich.

Reich’s Sextet for keyboards and percussion is on the program, which also features Thierry de Mey’s intricately choreographed Musique de Tables, James Wood’s visceral Village Burial with Fire, and Mauricio Kagel’s Dressur. The theatrical Dressur thoroughly engaged New Haven audiences when it was performed in the Chamber Music Competition Winners’ Concert last May.

This concert is a free preview of the YPG’s Yale in New York concert at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, December 12. The members of the Yale Percussion Group, all graduate students at the Yale School of Music, are Yun-Chu Candy Chiu, Michael Compitello, John Corkill, Leonardo Gorosito, Ian Rosenbaum, and Adam Rosenblatt. MORE

Published November 29, 2010
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