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With Pluck: Music for Harp April 8 & 10

June Han, harp

June Han, harp

The Yale School of Music continues its acclaimed Yale in New York Series on Sunday, April 10 with a program titled With Pluck: Music for Harp. The concert will feature YSM harp professor June Han alongside fellow faculty members and YSM student and alumni performers.

The program highlights YSM faculty harpist June Han and the Yale harp program. Han herself will perform Sequenza II by Luciano Berio. In the virtuosic solo work, Berio seeks to explore the capabilities of the instrument beyond its typical uses, which he describes as “seductive glissandi.”

Han will also team up with violinist Suliman Tekalli ’15 AD and cellist James Kim ’13 CERT for a performance of Henriette Renie‘s Trio for harp, violin, and cello, followed by Debussy‘s Sonata for flute, viola and harp with fellow YSM faculty members Ransom Wilson, flute, and Ettore Causa, viola.

The program will also present YSM students in a variety of works including Pasculli‘s Omaggio a Bellini for English horn and harp, and De Falla‘s Seven Popular Songs, sung by YSM artist diploma candidate Evanna Chiew, mezzo-soprano.

The concert takes place Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Tickets are $25 general admission, $15 for students with current ID, and are available through the Carnegie Hall box office (57th Street & 7th Ave., New York City), online at www.carnegiehall.org, or CarnegieCharge: 212 247-7800.

There will also be a preview concert on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 pm, held at the Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street, New Haven) on the Yale campus. Admission to the preview concert is free.

Published April 6, 2016
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Yale in New York series announces 2015–2016 season, opening Oct. 25 with Nielsen and Sibelius

“The Yale School of Music has established a formidable presence with its Yale in New York series at Carnegie Hall… mainly by presenting inventive programs of mostly new or unusual works.”
The New York Times

Yale in New York at Weill Recital Hall

Yale in New York at Weill Recital Hall

The Yale School of Music announces its return to Carnegie Hall with the 2015–16 season of Yale in New York. The series—now in its ninth year at Carnegie—has garnered a reputation for its creative and diverse programming, with frequent collaborations between Yale’s distinguished faculty and its exceptional network of current students and alumni.

The season consists of three chamber music concerts, all on Sundays at 7:30 pm at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. The first concert will take place on October 25, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the births of composers Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius. MORE

Published October 9, 2015
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Ransom Wilson, Ettore Causa, June Han perform together Oct. 1

Ransom WilsonThe Faculty Artist Series at the Yale School of Music presents Ransom Wilson, Ettore Causa, and June Han together in concert on Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 pm.

The trio of acclaimed Yale faculty members will perform works for flute, viola, and harp, and several combinations thereof. They will open the program with works by three French composers: Jean Cras’ Suite en duo for flute and harp, Jean Françaix’s Suite pour flûte seule, and Maurice Duruflé’s Prélude, Récitatif, et Variations.

After intermission, the program will continue with Arnold Bax’s Elegiac Trio and Cesar Franck’s Melancolie for viola and piano, arranged by Ettore Causa. The evening will conclude with Claude Debussy’s well-known Sonata for flute, viola and harp. MORE

Published September 25, 2015
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Harp studio performs Dec. 3

Concert features music for solo harp plus harp duos

The Yale School of Music presents the harp studio of faculty artist June Han in a collective recital on Saturday, December 3 at 8 pm. The music will include selections for solo harp as well as for harp duo. Performers from the School of Music include Kristan Toczko ’12 MM and Grace Guo ’13 MM. Also appearing are undergraduate harpists Olivia Coates ’12 BA, Chelsea Lane ’14 BA, and Dana Schneider ’15 BA.

Han enjoys an active international career as a harpist and educator, and appears frequently with the New York Philharmonic, among other prestigious ensembles. Toczko, a winner of the 2011 Woolsey Competition, will perform the Ginastera harp concerto with the Yale Philharmonia and guest conductor Jahja Ling on April 20, 2012.

Canadian harpist and composer Caroline Lizotte composed her Raga for two harps in 2006. The work begins in the improvisatory style and strong modality of the Indian musical form. This unique and exotic piece demands a number of non-traditional methods of creating sound on the harp, such as percussive effects.

Henriette Renié’s Contemplation will be followed by Giovanni Battista Pescetti’s Sonata in C minor, transcribed for harp by Carlos Salzedo. This piece demonstrates the elegance of his style, which straddles the late Baroque and early Classical eras.

Toczko will perform the Harp Sonata by Paul Hindemith, who was on the Yale faculty from 1940 to 1953. Two French works for harp will round out the concert: Albert Roussel’s solo Impromptu, Op. 21; and Parvis, a duet by Bernard Andrés.

The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street). Admission is free. MORE

Published November 14, 2011
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