Acclaimed chamber ensembles A Far Cry and Roomful of Teeth to perform works by Caroline Shaw and Ted Hearne

Caroline Shaw ’07MM

The Michigan Daily | Dayton Hare

At its heart, public music making is about the way in which we exist in the same time and place as other people. It’s about how we communicate with and relate to one another. The playing of music is a conversation of sorts, an interaction undertaken between the musicians and the listeners, each member of the dialogue giving something and taking something away. It’s not a coincidence, then, that some of the most interesting and engaging music composed both throughout history and today comes from a wellspring of mutually supportive and inspiring relationships between musicians. On Wednesday night, concert goers at Rackham Auditorium will have the chance to witness the fruits of some of these relationships in a joint concert by the contemporary music ensembles A Far Cry and Roomful of Teeth.

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Published April 11, 2017
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Grammy nominations for YSM alumni include Thomas Newman, William Christie

a-far-cryThe album Dreams and Prayers was nominated for a Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. The album features clarinetist David Krakauer and the ensemble A Far Cry, whose members include Miki-Sophia Cloud ’08MM as well as cellist Andrea Lee ’04BA. Cloud also curated the album; read the story behind Dreams and Prayers here.

Composer Thomas Newman ’77BA, ’78MM was nominated for his score to Saving Mr. Banks.

William Christie ’69MM was the conductor of the performance nominated for Best Opera Recording: Rameau’s Hippolyte Et Aricie, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Glyndebourne Chorus. MORE

Published December 11, 2014
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Music by Ted Hearne featured in DMA recital September 26th

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The Yale School of Music presents the DMA recital of composer Ted Hearne on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8 pm.

Hearne is perhaps best known for his Katrina Ballads, a modern-day oratorio with a primary source libretto which offers a searing portrayal of the media’s take of Hurricane Katrina. According to The Los Angeles Times, “No single artist embodies the post-genre Brooklyn scene, but Hearne may be its most zealous auteur.” MORE

Published September 10, 2013
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