Yale Philharmonia performs music from Rome to Russia January 25


Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale

The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Philharmonia and conductor Shinik Hahm in a concert of music from Rome to Russia on Friday, January 25, 2013. The concert, which includes music by Respighi, Koetsier, and Tchaikovsky, will takes place at 8 pm.

Respighi‘s symphonic poem The Pines of Rome opens the program, offering listeners the chance to hear the Newberry Organ in an orchestral performance. YSM student Dexter Kennedy, recognized as a “Rising Star” by the American Guild of Organists, will be the organist.

Handsome Dans Trombone Quartet

The program continues with a performance of Jan Koetsier’s Concertino for trombone quartet and string orchestra. The piece features the Handsome Dans Trombone Quartet, one of the winners of last year’s Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition. The members of the quartet are Timothy HilgertHana BeloglavecBenjamin Firer, and Jeffrey Arredondo.

The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky‘s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, a piece representing the composer’s dark view of the world: that “all life is an unbroken alternation of hard reality with swiftly passing dreams and visions of happiness.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place in Woolsey Hall (located at 500 College Street, corner of Grove Street). For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu. MORE

Published January 16, 2013
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Yale Philharmonia performs Nov. 1

Update, 10/31/2012: The performance of Koetsier’s Concertino, featuring the Handsome Dans Trombone Quartet, has been postponed to the Philharmonia’s January concert.

The Yale School of Music presents the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Shinik Hahm will conduct the orchestra, and the Handsome Dans Trombone Quartet will be the featured ensemble.

Emmanuel Chabrier’s lively España starts off the evening. The orchestral rhapsody showcases a variety of sounds and textures, from flowing melodies to rhythmic dialogues.

The program continues with a performance of Jan Koetsier’s Concertino for trombone quartet and string orchestra. The performance features the Handsome Dans Trombone Quartet, one of the winners of this  year’s Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition. The members of the quartet are Timothy Hilgert, Hana Beloglavec, Benjamin Firer, and Jeffrey Arredondo.

Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, a classic of the Russian symphonic tradition, concludes the concert. Its four movements form a dramatic sequence, with a stormy beginning leading to a melodic climax that brings back the prominent motifs threaded throughout the piece.

The concert takes place at 8 pm in Woolsey Hall (500 College Street, New Haven). Admission is free, and no tickets are required. MORE

Published October 22, 2012
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