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YSM students to perform at Kennedy Center on Feb. 19

kennedy1As part of the Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project, five YSM students will perform at the Kennedy Center on Friday, February 19.

For the Yale School of Music’s 2016 showcase, the Videnia Quintet will perform a wide-ranging program of original works and arrangements for woodwind quintet. The members of the quintet are flutist Felice Doynov ’17 MM; oboist Lydia Consilvio ’17 MM; clarinetist Bixby Kennedy ’16 MM; hornist Cody Halquist ’16 MM; and bassoonist Cornelia Sommer ’16 MM.

Their program will begin with György Ligeti‘s Six Bagatelles, originally written in 1953 for solo piano under the title Musica riservata. They continue with an arrangement by hornist Cody Halquist of Verdi‘s 1841 Overture to Nabucco, and will then perform an intricate work by YSM composition faculty Martin Bresnick titled Just Time. MORE

Published January 28, 2016
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Linden Quartet concert at the Kennedy Center Apr. 27 will stream live

The Linden String Quartet – currently the graduate quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music – will perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 pm. The concert will stream live on the Kennedy Center’s website.

The program, called Light and Dark, features Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F major and Robert Schumann’s Quartet in A minor. Debussy wrote to his friend Ravel: “In the name of the gods of music and in my own, do not touch a single note you have written of your Quartet.” Schumann’s first string quartet was part of a burst of chamber works that the newlywed composer wrote in 1842.

The Linden Quartet has won such prestigious competitions as the Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Coleman, and it shared first prize in the Hugo Kauder Competition last spring. The members of the Linden Quartet – Sarah McElravy and Catherine Cosbey, violins; Eric Wong, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello – study with the Tokyo String Quartet at the Yale School of Music.

Published April 26, 2011
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Bassoonist Scott Switzer ’10 to perform in the Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center

Presented by the Conservatory Project 2010/National Symphony Orchestra & John Adams: Perspectives

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As part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s two-week focus John Adams: Perspectives, members of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Conservatory Project Chamber Ensemble (comprised of a student from each of the 15 participating conservatories) will perform two works by John Adams under the baton of the composer.

The National Symphony Orchestra has invited a student from each Conservatory Project institution to be a part of John Adams: Perspectives, the Kennedy Center’s residency with the composer. The performance will take place on Monday, May 17 at 6pm in the Terrace Theater. The first half of the concert will be Shaker Loops, performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra. The second part will be the Chamber Symphony performed by the Conservatory Project students, including Yale School of Music student Scott Switzer, bassoon and contrabassoon. The concert will stream live online; visit this page at 6pm on Monday, May 17 to watch.


Published May 7, 2010
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Yale Percussion Group performs at the Kennedy Center Monday, March 1

Concert will stream live from the the Kennedy Center’s website

Musique_de_TablesThe Yale Percussion Group will perform on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Monday, March 1, at 6 pm. The performance is part of the Kennedy Center’s “Performing Arts for Everyone” initiative. No tickets are required; seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Featuring local, national, and international talents, the Millennium Stage has been hailed as “a cultural institution within a cultural institution” by the Washington Post.

Fresh from their exciting performance on the Yale campus last Saturday, February 20, the Yale Percussion Group will perform music of Thierry de Mey, James Wood, Astor Piazzolla, and Mauricio Kagel. The members of the ensemble are Yun-Chu Candy Chiu, John Corkill, Leonardo Gorosito, and Michael Zell. They will be joined by flutist Dariya Nikolenko. Robert van Sice, the director of the ensemble, will perform with the group in Thierry de Mey’s Musique de Tables.

The concert at the Kennedy Center will stream live at kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium.


Published February 25, 2010
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YSM students perform at the Kennedy Center

kennedy-center-lobby_webFourteen students from the Yale School of Music will perform at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on Monday, May 25 at 6:00 pm. The concert is part of the the Conservatory Project, a series of events presenting the finest young artists from the country’s foremost conservatories.

The varied program includes solo and ensemble performances of music by Haydn, Verdi, Bizet, and Prokofiev, as well as less well-known composers such as Keiko Abe, Jorge Morel, and Robert Beaser. Solo piano, guitar, and marimba are featured, as well as vocal works, a string quartet, and a brass quintet. MORE

Published May 18, 2009
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