Yale School of Music debuts high-definition video streaming

Concerts in the “virtual concert hall” can be enjoyed live anywhere in the world

Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall

Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall

The Yale School of Music is proud to announce the debut of its virtual concert hall: beginning February 1, concerts held in Morse Recital Hall will stream live online with high-definition video and CD-quality audio. Audiences around the world – from prospective students to alumni, from performers’ family members to the general public – will be able to enjoy concerts in real time via the School of Music’s website. Dedicated to cultural leadership, the Yale School of Music is one of the first schools to offer regular live streams of its performances.

Associate Dean Michael Yaffe views the live stream as “a logical extension” of the School’s activities on campus. Yaffe emphasized that the streams are not produced segments but are an extension of the concert hall itself. The initiative is part of a multi-pronged technological expansion that also includes digital student portfolios, Internet2 distance learning, new online admissions capabilities, and virtual classrooms.

The inaugural stream will begin at 8 pm on February 1 with a Faculty Artist Series recital. Cellist Ole Akahoshi and pianist Elizabeth Parisot will perform music of Bach, Brahms, Barber, and Schnittke. Several other live streams will be offered that week, including performances by the Yale Brass Trio and the Jasper String Quartet, and a tribute to Romanian composer George Enescu.

The live stream can be accessed at music.yale.edu/media. Three types of streams will be available: high-definition video; lower-resolution video for those with slower internet connections, and an audio-only stream. Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, is the School of Music’s primary performance venue. An audio-only stream will be available for selected performances in Woolsey Hall and Sudler Hall.

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Published January 28, 2010
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Aldo Parisot and the Yale Cellos in the news

Aldo Parisot and the Yale Cellos in rehersal in Sprague Hall

Aldo Parisot and the Yale Cellos in rehearsal

In anticipation of the Yale Cellos’ upcoming performances, a variety of newspapers have published stories about Aldo Parisot and the ensemble he founded back in 1983. Now celebrating his fiftieth year on the faculty of the Yale School of Music, Parisot leads the Yale Cellos in two concerts this week – tonight in New Haven and tomorrow in New York.

Tonight’s concert in Sprague Hall is already sold out, although a small number of tickets may be available at the door. Limited numbers of tickets are still available to tomorrow’s performance in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Read about the Yale Cellos and Aldo Parisot in:

The New York Times

The Hartford Courant

The New Haven Register

In addition, Tuesday’s concert in Carnegie Hall is listed as a Critics’ Pick in Time Out  New York and New York Magazine.

Published April 20, 2009
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Yale Institute for Music Theatre attracts media attention

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The new Yale Institute for Music Theatre has attracted a host of media coverage. The inaugural Institute will feature three selected works: Cancer? the musical, with music, book, and lyrics by Sam Wessels; Invisible Cities, with score and libretto by Christopher Cerrone (’09 MM); and POP!, with book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs. Read more about these works in an earlier blog post here.

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Published April 20, 2009
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