Concert season opens Sep. 12 with DMA recital by cellist Laura Usiskin

usiskin_lauraCellist Laura Usiskin ’09AD will perform music from Beethoven to Britten in her DMA recital on Thursday, September 12. The performance, which also features pianist Katsura Tanikawa ’09MM, takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street). Admission is free.

The recital opens with Beethoven’s Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen,” WoO 46, for cello and piano. Next is Elliott Carter’s Figment, a short piece for solo cello that, in the composer’s words, “presents a variety of contrasting, dramatic moments, using material derived from one musical idea.” The first half will close with Benjamin Britten’s Cello Sonata in C, Op. 65, written in 1961. MORE

Published August 27, 2013
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Messiaen Centenary Celebration at Yale

Dec 13: Yale Pianists perform Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus

Twenty-movement work is a high point of the contemporary piano repertoire

The Yale Schol of Music presents Messiaen’s most important piano work, Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus, performed by eleven of the School’s most promising graduate-level pianists on Saturday, December 13 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall, 470 College St (at Wall St), New Haven.  This concert is part of the Messiaen Centenary Celebration at Yale.  Vingt Regards, composed in 1944 for Messiaen’s second wife, Yvonne Loriod, is considered one of the most significant works of the twentieth-century piano repertoire.  Here it will be performed by Jeannette Fang, Wei-Jen Yuan, Reinis Zarins, Jason Wirth, Amy Yang, Martin Leung, Jeong-ah Ryu, Lulu Yang, Katsura Tanikawa, Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto, and Lindsay Garritson.

The Messiaen Centenary Celebration at Yale will honor the hundredth birthday of influential French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) with numerous events exploring the breadth and depth of his work. Sponsored by the School of Music, the festival takes place from Monday, December 8 to Sunday, December 14, 2008, encompassing Messiaen’s birthday on December 10.  William Purvis, a member of the YSM faculty and interim director of the Collection of Musical Instruments, is artistic director. Information on the Messiaen Centenary is available at www.yale.edu/music/messiaen.

Admission to the concert is free.  For additional information, please call the Yale School of Music Concert Office at 203 432-4158 or visit the Sprague Hall Box Office during regular business hours.

Published December 11, 2008
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