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Yale Philharmonia plays Mozart, Beethoven, Bartók Feb. 27

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Darren Hicks

The Yale School of Music presents the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale in its annual concert in Sprague Hall on Friday, February 27 at 7:30 pm.

The program features music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Bartók. Shinik Hahm will be on the podium, as will the School of Music’s two conducting fellows, Louis Lohraseb and Heejung Park. MORE

Published February 25, 2015
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School of Music students form new orchestra

Yale Daily News
By Dana Schneider

Students from the Yale School of Music have formed a new chamber orchestra.

The Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, which consists of approximately 25 members, will make its debut this Friday at St. Mary’s Church. Louis Lohraseb MUS ’16, who pioneered the group, said he first though about founding the orchestra after noticing that orchestral chamber works — particularly pieces from the classical and baroque period — were severely underperformed at Yale.

He said he created the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra to perform these works and to offer Yale students more performance opportunities. Though other chamber groups on campus, such as the Cantata Profana have been playing smaller eclectic works, the new group will provide an opportunity for Yale musicians to perform small orchestral chamber works from this underrepresented period, he explained. MORE

Published March 27, 2014
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Louis Lohraseb ’15MM accepted to institute with Lorin Maazel

LohrasebLouis Lohraseb ’15 MM, a student in orchestral conducting, was invited to participate in the 2014 Castleton Festival’s Maestro Maazel Masterclasses. He will study with Maestro Lorin Maazel, the Music Director of the Munich Philharmonic and the Executive and Artistic Director of the Castleton Festival. From May 29th to 31st, Lohraseb will work with the conductors alone before and the singers and orchestra members arrive.

The conducting master classes from June 9th to July 20th will include sessions on “How to Conduct an Opera,” “How to Conduct a 20th Century Masterpiece,” and “The Art of Interpretation,” among others. The Castleton festival, in the Piedmont hills of Virginia, nurtures young artists in opera and classical music performance. MORE

Published March 12, 2014
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Conducting fellows lead the Yale Philharmonia Feb. 28

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This post was updated Feb. 19 to reflect a change in time. The concert will begin at 8 pm.

The Yale School of Music presents its two conducting fellows, Jonathan Brandani and Louis Lohraseb, in a performance with the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale on Friday, February 28, 2014. The concert takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, an intimate venue to hear a full orchestra.

The program includes selections by Wagner, Copland, and Beethoven. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was composed as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son. Copland’s jazz-infused Music for the Theatre was written not for a specific play; Copland selected the title because the “music seemed to suggest a certain theatrical atmosphere.” MORE

Published February 17, 2014
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