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Faculty Artist Series features violinist Kyung Yu Mar 5

Kyung YuThe Faculty Artist Series at the Yale School of Music presents a recital by violinist Kyung Yu on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 pm. Pianist Melissa Rose will join Yu for the evening to perform music by Mozart, Brahms, and Ravel.

The concert will open with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s Sonata in G major, K. 301/293a, followed by Johannes Brahms‘ Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108. Written for the famous violinist Joseph Joachim, Brahms’ dramatic sonata is written in four movements, an expansion of the traditional three-movement sonata form.

Closing the program are two works written by Maurice Ravel in the 1920s. The Violin Sonata No. 2 shows Ravel’s love of American jazz and blues; the virtuosic Tzigane, Rhapsodie de concert pour violon et piano has a Gypsy-influenced flair. MORE

Published February 24, 2016
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Faculty trio plays Czech chamber music Feb. 22

Ole Akahoshi, cello

Ole Akahoshi, cello

The Faculty Artist Series at the Yale School of Music presents a recital of Czech Chamber Music on Sunday, February 22 at 4:00 pm.

Faculty members Kyung Yu, violin; Ole Akahoshi, cello; and Wei-Yi Yang, piano, will play music by four Czech composers: Dvořák, Janáček, Smetana, and Suk.

The concert opens with Josef Suk’s trio Elegie, Op. 23. Next are two duos: Antonín Dvořák’s Four Romantic Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 75, and Leos Janáček’s Pohádka (A Fairy Tale) for cello and piano. MORE

Published February 17, 2015
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Kyung Yu and Elizabeth Parisot perform together March 3

Concert features music by Bach, Strauss, Prokofiev, and Saint-Saëns

Kyung Yu, violin

The Yale School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series presents violinist Kyung Yu and pianist Elizabeth Parisot on Sunday, March 3 at 8 pm. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street.

The event was originally scheduled for February 8, and was rescheduled because of that day’s snowstorm .

The program will open with Bach’s Sonata in E major for keyboard and violin, followed by Strauss’s Sonata for violin and piano, a piece noted for its lyrical beauty and technical demands of both violinist and pianist.

The second half of the concert opens with Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80. The evening will conclude with Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Capriccioso, Op. 28.

Admission to the performance is free. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158. MORE

Published February 28, 2013
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Violinist Kyung Yu and pianist Elizabeth Parisot perform Feb. 8th

Concert features music by Bach, Strauss, and Saint-Saëns

UPDATE 2/8/2013: Because of the snowstorm, this concert has been postponed to Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8 pm.

Kyung Yu, violin

New Haven, CT |The Yale School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series presents violinist Kyung Yu and pianist Elizabeth Parisot on Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 8 pm. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street.

The program will open with Bach’s Sonata in E major for keyboard and violin, a work that is less known than his sonatas for solo violin. Following the Bach will be Strauss’s Sonata for violin and piano, a piece noted for its lyrical beauty and technical demands of both violinist and pianist.

The evening will close will close with Saint-Saëns’s popular Havanaise, inspired by the dance form of the same name that developed in Cuba from African rhythms.

Admission to the performance is free. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158. MORE

Published January 25, 2013
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Longtime duo of Kyung Yu and Elizabeth Parisot performs Nov. 2

The Yale School of Music presents violinist Kyung Yu and pianist Elizabeth Parisot in a Faculty Artist Recital on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Yu and Parisot, a longtime duo who have performed together in the United States, Italy, and Korea, will play music from Mozart to Ravel. The recital will take place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

Yu and Parisot, who are both alumnae of the School of Music and current members of its faculty, will open the concert will open with Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat major, K. 378. They will then play works written in the early twentieth century that often sound like the music of earlier times.

Ravel’s Violin Sonata in G Major (1923–27) ranges from a classically-structured opening to a bluesy second movement to a virtuosic finale. Respighi, best known for his colorful orchestral works, wrote his Violin Sonata in B minor (1917) in the Romantic tradition. “Perhaps it was the fact that he was himself an excellent violinist and pianist,” writes Charlie Niven, “that allowed Respighi to write such a powerful work.”

The program will conclude with music of Fritz Kreisler, one of the foremost violin virtuosos of his day: the Praeludium and Allegro; Caprice Viennois; and Danse Espagnole, from Manuel de Falla’s La Vida Breve. MORE

Published October 14, 2011
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Faculty artist duo of Kyung Yu and Elizabeth Parisot performs March 25

Program will feature Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata, plus music of Handel, Saint-Saëns

Mar. 10, 2011 | The Yale School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Recital with violinist Kyung Yu and pianist Elizabeth Parisot on Friday, March 25, at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven). Yu and Parisot, a longtime duo in the repertoire for violin and piano, will perform music of Beethoven, Handel, and Saint-Saëns.

The concert will open with Handel’s Violin Sonata in D major, HWV 371, and will continue with Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata in A major, Op. 47. The Beethoven sonata has long inspired other artists, beginning with Leo Tolstoy, whose novella The Kreutzer Sonata in turn inspired a painting, a play, and several film adaptations, as well as Leoš Janáček’s first string quartet. The sonata was named for Rodolphe Kreutzer, one of the finest violinists of his time, although he never performed the piece that Beethoven dedicated to him.

Yu and Parisot will conclude the program with two works by Camille Saint-Saëns: the Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75, and the virtuosic Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28.
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Published March 10, 2011
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Faculty Artist Series presents Kyung Hak Yu, Elizabeth Parisot, and Ole Akahoshi March 26

10-03-26_yu-parisot2Violin sonatas by Mozart and Franck, plus the Mendelssohn Trio in D minor

The Yale School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Recital featuring violinist Kyung Hak Yu, pianist Elizabeth Parisot, and cellist Ole Akahoshi on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 8 pm in Sprague Hall. The longstanding duo of Yu and Parisot will open with Mozart’s violin sonata in B-flat major, K. 454. The Franck violin sonata, written for the virtuoso Eugene Ysaÿe and one of the composer’s best-known works, will follow. Akahoshi, who also performs frequently with Parisot, will join for Mendelssohn’s Trio in D minor,

All three performers are graduates of the Yale School of Music as well as longtime members of the faculty. Together, they have performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Yale Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Shinik Hahm.

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Published March 4, 2010
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